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    John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights Act

    In May John Stossel of Fox called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights Act

    Do you agree or disagree?

    Stossel calls for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights Act | Media Matters for America


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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Disagree. Good Lord. What is he thinking? I can't believe it. *Shakin' head here*

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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Well it's a right of association thing. Store owners can throw out people for all kinds of stupid things without legal recourse.

    Maybe it was necessary in the 1960s, but today I can't imagine a more than a few openly discriminating stores staying in business for long or being forced to recant due to public outrage.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    I happen to agree. I feel as a business owner I should be able to refuse service to anyone and for any reason I choose. Sure there will be racist pigs out there that refuse to serve based on race but I believe the market place will quickly weed these out.

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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I happen to agree. I feel as a business owner I should be able to refuse service to anyone and for any reason I choose. Sure there will be racist pigs out there that refuse to serve based on race but I believe the market place will quickly weed these out.
    That's kind of akin to saying, "We've all learned our lesson." We haven't. We've got a long way to go.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Disagree. Good Lord. What is he thinking? I can't believe it. *Shakin' head here*

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    Just out of curiosity, what do you think would happen if that section were repealed?
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    In May John Stossel of Fox called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights Act

    Do you agree or disagree?

    Stossel calls for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights Act | Media Matters for America
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what do you think would happen if that section were repealed?
    I'd like to think the best of people. But in the case of discrimination against Blacks orrrr the ethnic/racial group du jour, I have absolutely no faith in the American people to just simply do the right thing.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Strongly disagree. When my great grandmother raised my grandfather, they had an extremely difficult life. She was a single-mother Jewish woman who was denied one job after another after another. Real estate agents refused to show them houses in certain neighborhoods, it was common knowledge that Jews couldn't eat at certain restaurants, and they were once denied a room at a hotel for being Jewish when their house was mysteriously set on fire.

    Did the business owners who refuse her a job suffer from protests or fewer customers? No. Did the real estate agents or restaurant managers or hotel owner sufferr any consequences of their policies? No. She finally got a government job transcribing courtroom statements. Allowing businesses to discriminate based on gender, race, religion, or sexual preference is wrong. A lot of libertarians agree with Stossel, and they are wrong.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I have all the right in the world to be an asshole, even if I own a business.
    Oh, you can still be an asshole, Harry. You just can't discriminate against protected classes. ;-)
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