reply to post by Grimpachi
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.
Why is forced labor OK, though? I can't see answering one immoral action with another being our only option.
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
If a doctor that performs abortions does not want to perform abortions on Jewish women because he thinks Jewish women are "dirty," that is
prerogative because it is his
labor. When you force him to labor, you are trampling his rights to what he owns. When the doctor
turns away Jewish women, their rights have not been infringed.
When we play the role of customer, all of us have the right to find someone else to service us. If one person will not, we have the right to find
someone else to do it. THAT is how we are equal. We all have the freedom to choose
But not the doctor. The law as it stands creates inequality.
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.
Slavery is the ownership of your labor being given to someone other than yourself. It is not just being forced to "work for free." It is
. I can involuntarily be forced to serve even if I am being compensated
. The slaves themselves were, in many
instances, compensated--but their servitude was still involuntary
It does not matter if it is a single individual--the plantation owner--or the "moral majority"--taking away a person's right to decide in what
context their labor will be applied, it is fundamentally involuntary servitude
. Either YOU own your labor and the rights that ownership gives
you, or someone else owns your labor and you are a slave.
So I would posit that the doctor being forced to perform abortions on Jewish women is a slave, hence the inequality created in the law. Only I own my
labor, if I do not own it, then I am a slave. It is very simple.
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.
No. They are not founded on anything close to resembling what our republic was based upon.