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  •  Membership is open to the public. nt (3+ / 0-)
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    (RKBA) Right to Keep and Bear Arms: interested in a DKos RKBA group? Email in profile. Share Our Wealth

    by KVoimakas on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 11:37:59 AM PDT

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    •  But there's plenty of SCOTUS decisions (2+ / 0-)
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      that say that membership in a private organization does not have to be open to all. It gets murkier when public funds or property are involved, but in the case at hand, I see no reason that Costco could not restrict membership to white Christians... or to left-handed bisexual dentists, for that matter. I might be wrong about that, though.

      Like the right to be armed, the right to discriminate in private affairs is one of the questions that can give great insight into the degree to which a person would control his fellow man. For liberals, questions like these describe the threshold of authoritarianism, much as questions relating to sexual conduct or drugs do for conservatives.

      While I abhor it, and consider it vile, I would not use the power of the State to prohibit it.

      --Shannon

      --Shannon

      "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
      "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

      by Leftie Gunner on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 05:41:40 PM PDT

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      •  disagree completely, it is not authoritarian in (1+ / 0-)
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        any way to force a public accommodation to serve all with no prejudice...That's why jim crow is no more, separate but equal does not work in the real world....

        Any public accommodation ie a pharmacy should be required to serve all.....not impose their religious beliefs on the public....

        "Guess who's laughing while the world explodes, When we're all crybabies Who fight best among ourselves" John Joseph Lydon

        by buddabelly on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 07:27:10 PM PDT

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      •  Key sentence in your post (1+ / 0-)
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        "Like the right to be armed, the right to discriminate in private affairs"

        Nothing mentioned here is a private affair.....

        A person may associate with any one they like in Private Affairs.  

        However, once you open your door to the public it's no longer a private affair and has become a public accommodation......Just like landlords can not refuse to rent to Mexicans, christians, muslims, whatever.....As a landlord they have crossed the line from private to public.......

        Same reason the ADA is constitutional, it only affects public accommodations...No one can make you make your own house handicapped accessible they sure can make you do that in your gas station or whatever....

        "Guess who's laughing while the world explodes, When we're all crybabies Who fight best among ourselves" John Joseph Lydon

        by buddabelly on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 09:25:12 PM PDT

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