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reply to post by Grimpachi
OK, morally, discrimination is wrong and people agree. I would also agree, but I do not see how that makes it reasonable to force someone to do business with people they'd rather not, even if we disagree with their reasoning.
Or, it is getting government involved that I am opposed to. Not the underlying sentiment that bigots suck.
So, you're saying we should allow discrimination?
Go back to segregated schools.
Separate restaurants and water fountains for the blacks
make them sit at the back of the bus?
Government had to get involved to stop all that, you know. Are you saying we should go back to that?
reply to post by alldaylong
Thank you for correcting me, but I fixed my logic!
Trying to be too clever can sometimes make one look like a complete idiot
Probably so BUT, I do not think it was the fact that monarchs existed that caused the US to be formed, as much as the formation of the US was a reaction stemming from the behavior of monarchs.
Here is a list of "Crown " ( as in Monarch) colonies. Some will be familiar to you
I take it you do know why The US flag has 13 stripes upon it?edit on 7-2-2014 by alldaylong because: (no reason given)
Society as a hole has decided the discrimination is not to be tolerated therefore for the ones who believe it should be tolerated or embraced have been mandated to. That is part of being in this constitutional republic.
The foundation of such probably stems from the Declaration of Independence where the words "All men are created equal" and "We hold these truths to be self-evident" society has interpreted those words and others to find that forms of discrimination to be against what our country stands for.
It has been a process because as I am sure you know slavery wasn't abolished till much later and discrimination laws came along after, but they are all based off of what this nation is founded on.
I know you do not like the answer of because it is law but those laws are based off of what our nation has been founded on.
Why is forced labor OK, though?
If a doctor that performs abortions does not want to perform abortions on Jewish women because he thinks Jewish women are "dirty,"
What is your definition of forced labor?
What is his reasoning for the claim they are dirty?
an action they would not engage in given the choice.
He has no reasoning, he is an imbecile. Any attempt at reasoning as to why Jewish women are dirty would only result in an embarrassing string of logical fallacies on his part.
reply to post by Grimpachi
The action being ones chosen profession. If they choose that profession and are compensated fairly while performing that profession (within the guidelines they have set to perform that profession i.e. hours, place of work, etc.) it would be very hard to make a case it was forced.
reply to post by kaylaluv
Well, all I can say is that I thank God you are in the minority in this country. Most people hate discrimination enough to want it stopped. I would be so ashamed of our country if we let discrimination take hold again, when we have worked so hard to remove it. Not that it's totally gone, but we have made great strides - no thanks to people like you.