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“Ye Shall Know The Truth…

az…And The Truth Shall Set Ye Free!”

Kevin Baker, of The Smallest Minority fame, said what many (including me) have been thinking, with regard to this Arizona ‘Right To Refuse Service’ Bill pending in State government.

The liberal media have been painting this as pure bigotry by Christians against Gays.  “It’s another black mark against Arizona – we could lose the Super Bowl!”

And, that may be true.  But that doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary.

I, for one, do not like the government mandating with whom I may or may not do business.  Period.

I think the free marketplace will provide a solution.  If you don’t like (gays, blacks, women, short people, Republicans, Jews ad infinitum, ad nauseum)  FINE.  Don’t do business with them.

And see how your profits dry up.

I don’t have a business, but, if I did, I’d choose not to do business with felons, pedophiles and bureaucrats.  I know, I’m repeating myself…

But, Kevin says it better:

The function of government should not be to punish people for acting on their fervently held beliefs.  It’s function should be to ensure that potential customers are made aware up front who a person, business or legal entity will refuse service to.

They already do that in a tiny way under Arizona Revised Statute §4-229, which states:
A. A person with a permit issued pursuant to section 13-3112 may carry a concealed handgun on the premises of a licensee who is an on-sale retailer unless the licensee posts a sign that clearly prohibits the possession of weapons on the licensed premises. The sign shall conform to the following requirements:

1. Be posted in a conspicuous location accessible to the general public and immediately adjacent to the liquor license posted on the licensed premises.

2. Contain a pictogram that shows a firearm within a red circle and a diagonal red line across the firearm.

3. Contain the words, “no firearms allowed pursuant to A.R.S. section 4-229”

So, the legislature should simply extend this logic to whatever other prejudices there are out there and require signage to advise potential customers where they’re not wanted.  Something like this, for instance:

That way everyone will know right up front what kind of bigots they will be dealing with, and can decide for themselves whether or not they want to spend their money there. No hurt feelings, no lawsuits.

AMEN, brother!

PS – The media is all up in arms (figuratively, of course) about conservative Christians.  What about those Muslims who not only don’t want to serve gays, but want to KILL THEM?  Oh, that’s right.  We can’t talk about them, that’s (bigoted, racist, non-inclusive).

Political Correctness IS killing this Nation!

h/t Dawn Daniels

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


11 thoughts on ““Ye Shall Know The Truth…

  1. The theatre for colored people isn’t the problem, it’s the theatre with the “Whites Only” sign.
    I guess it comes down to the question: as a business owner are you in business to serve the community? Or are you only interested in serving those you deem worthy?
    Answering “yes” to the second question, to me, negates the belief that “all men are created equal.”
    Do we want to form a more perfect union?
    Posting signs enforcing a personal belief system to obtain goods or services is the kind of Sharia-like-tribalistic baloney our ancestors came to this country to escape.
    I disagree that we need a state law that basically encourages that sort of behavior.
    Don’t you want less government, not more?

    Posted by Tomi | February 25, 2014, 9:03 am
    • Isn’t a theater for colored people the same thing?
      If we designate certain people as ‘special’, excluding others…?

      “Posting signs enforcing a personal belief system to obtain goods or services is the kind of Sharia-like-tribalistic baloney our ancestors came to this country to escape.”

      I couldn’t agree more.
      I’m not in support of the proposed law – I’m in favor of the free market solving the problem.
      And fewer laws.
      I don’t think the government needs to be involved in any case.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | February 25, 2014, 9:21 am
      • Just to clarify what I meant: the theatre doesn’t say “Colored people only.” One is exclusionary, the other is not.
        Now, to be fair, it is likely that white people seldom, if ever, attended the “colored” theatre, as it would have made them pariahs in the white community, as well as possibly meeting nervousness or even resistance in the black community.
        And that’s the destructiveness of such discriminatory practices – it increases fear and resentment on both sides.

        Posted by Tomi | February 25, 2014, 9:35 am
  2. Political interference in the normal discourse of a populace is usually a bad idea; the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was the first one they ignored. And PC is an abomination.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 25, 2014, 12:04 pm
  3. As a racist, bigoted, bitter clinging homophobic hater who wants everybody to breathe dirty air and drink dirty water I’m getting tired of being abused. I’m thinking of designing a yellow cross arm band because if we keep on it’s going to get there.

    And I don’t want to pay for St. Sandra rutting like a bunny, either.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | February 25, 2014, 1:27 pm
  4. Lawmakers pushing this agenda are much the same as those pushing gun control. A waste of time and resources. Their goal is to enact into statute their beliefs and have the power of the state enforce them.

    I maintain if you have a public business, you serve all of the public whether you like them or not. There are behaviors you don’t need to tolerate like drunkenness, lasciviousness, and boorishness.

    In the retail automobile business, I disliked Eastern European immigrant customers but put up with their ways (or turned them to another salesman). As a manager, I wouldn’t tolerate rudeness. More than one employee was invited to find a position at Down The Road Motors.

    Personal life? I associate with those I want to associate with.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | February 25, 2014, 6:28 pm
    • “Their goal is to enact into statute their beliefs and have the power of the state enforce them.”
      If only the Founders had envisioned the above with the addition of the phrase “within the confines of the Constitution.”

      Posted by guffaw1952 | February 25, 2014, 6:46 pm
  5. That would have lessened a lot of idiocy over the years.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | February 25, 2014, 7:06 pm

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