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    Need a ‘safe’ place to wear your MAGA hat?

    Need a ‘safe’ place to wear your MAGA hat? A new app will help conservatives find one.



    3/12/19
    Are you a conservative who is wary of dining out while wearing your red “Make America Great Again” hat? Do you wish you knew where you could freely sport a “Trump 2020” shirt while out running errands? There’s an app for that. Earlier this month, an Oklahoma developer launched “63red Safe,” described as “an app to keep conservatives safe as they eat and shop.” The idea, according to founder Scott Wallace, is to “simply get these politics out of restaurants and businesses” — by gauging whether they would be friendly to conservatives. “Reviews of local restaurant and businesses from a conservative perspective, helping [ensure] you’re safe when you shop and eat!” reads the app’s description in the Google Play store. Wallace, who describes himself as a lifelong Republican, said he conceived the idea in November, when he was out with his youngest child and considered buying “one of those MAGA hats.” Then he wondered if it would make them targets for harassment, even in Oklahoma City. Just a few months before, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had been asked to leave the Red Hen, a farm-to-table restaurant in western Virginia, because of her work for President Trump, he noted. "I thought, ‘Maybe this isn’t the right thing to do,’ " Wallace told The Washington Post in a phone interview Monday, referring to openly displaying his support for Trump. “That was very uncomfortable for me. I don’t want to be a nation where putting Che Guevara on a T-shirt … or wearing a MAGA hat … makes you a target.” So he and two associates set out to develop something like a Yelp app, one that would evaluate establishments based on four questions:

    - Does this business serve persons of every political belief?

    - Will this business protect its customers if they are attacked for political reasons?

    - Does this business allow legal concealed carry under this state’s laws?

    - Does this business avoid politics in its ads and social media postings?

    “The questions, as you read through them, are designed to be apolitical,” Wallace said. But he admits the aim is ultimately to help identify whether businesses are “safe” for conservatives. Wallace said he is ignoring the hate mail and “annoyed tweets” the company has received and is focusing on a bigger picture: creating apps under the 63red umbrella aimed at younger conservatives so the brand can “be a factor in the 2020 elections, both at the local and national level.” He also emphasized that there is no hidden message or conspiracy theory behind the app’s name, which he chose at random. “Everyone asks. It means nothing at all, absolutely nothing,” he said. “It’s a good-looking logo. It’s a unique name.”
    Wallace should inquire about a “63red Safe” kiosk here at DP. There's been a definite uptick in whining and gnashing of teeth here since the blue-wave tsunami midterms.


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    Re: Need a ‘safe’ place to wear your MAGA hat?

    If there are places in which people feel that they have license to accost and assault other people simply for political disagreements, such an application is perfectly appropriate.
    It’s in the small things that the rot starts. Do the wrong thing once, it’s easier to do it again. Do the individualistic thing once, it is easy to do it again.

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    Re: Need a ‘safe’ place to wear your MAGA hat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    If there are places in which people feel that they have license to accost and assault other people simply for political disagreements, such an application is perfectly appropriate.
    I agree. All who feel the need of a "safe place" should look into this by all means. The crying gets tedious after a few months.


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    Re: Need a ‘safe’ place to wear your MAGA hat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Need a ‘safe’ place to wear your MAGA hat? A new app will help conservatives find one.





    Wallace should inquire about a “63red Safe” kiosk here at DP. There's been a definite uptick in whining and gnashing of teeth here since the blue-wave tsunami midterms.
    1. You are late.
    Trump Supporters Find Safe Spaces And Avoid ‘MAGAphobic’ Restaurants With New App


    2. Not even the same kind of safe space those on the left offended by speech need.
    “The law is reason, free from passion.”
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    Re: Need a ‘safe’ place to wear your MAGA hat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    If one wants to find a 'safe' place to wear political propaganda, defined as a welcoming place, one's own property is a good start. If it is defined in terms of physical safety, everywhere is the right answer. Nobody should be assaulted or accosted for engaging in political speech or advocacy.

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    Re: Need a ‘safe’ place to wear your MAGA hat?

    No, they're just suing people.

    It's an open and shut case of a hate crime.

    The left need to understand that they can't just punch people without finding out that it involves both prison time and a very hefty fine for their violent behavior.

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