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  •  So serving a paying customer is slavery? (8+ / 0-)

    In what dictionary? He must be using the Dick-tionary.

    I'm no philosopher, I am no poet, I'm just trying to help you out - Gomez (from the song Hamoa Beach)

    by jhecht on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 10:49:58 AM PST

    •  Reminds me of a line from a (4+ / 0-)

      Marx Brothers movie, "The Coconuts."  Groucho is running a hotel and it's going under bad he has no money to pay the staff, who are demanding their wages.  He says: "Wages?  What do you want wages for?  It'll just turn you into wage slaves!"

    •  And it's a nonsense argument... (1+ / 0-)
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      But if the black man is a Christian and the white man is gay, a court can forcibly order the black man to serve the white man or drive the black man from business.
      Actually, if the white man is straight, that statement is just as true -- after all, race is a protected class, and that applies to the majority as well as the minority.

      That said, if a businessman doesn't want to serve his customers, he always has the option of closing or selling his business.  Slaves were not giving those same choices.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 01:22:02 PM PST

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