The Right To Discriminate?
Well discrimination has been in the news lately. First the Boy Scouts of America and now the President of Chik-Fil-A. The BSA is purging their ranks of any homosexuals among the kids and adults; meanwhile Chik-Fil-A is standing against Gay Marriage.
I’ve covered this before, the rights of gays, so you’re pretty sure what I’m going to say. You’re probably wrong.
The BSA and Chik-Fil-A are not wrong. Shocked?
Let me explain it like this. I am an Individualist, sovereign, and as such I’m free to do whatever I want as long as I’m not physically hurting anyone. That includes my right to whatever lifestyle. Such as the Right to live a Gay Lifestyle. It is an Individual Right at its root. That simple.
By extension anything I own is under the same principle. Same as the BSA and Chik-Fil-A. Would you want a houseguest demanding you run your house this way or that? Not a very good business decision, alienating customers. Private Clubs operate the same way. NAACP, etc.
Now on a governmental scale, such as the Gay Marriage debate, it doesn’t have that right. Since in theory, the government works for everyone, it has to serve everyone, or not be involved at all. Preferably.
Now, since I don’t require validation from BSA or Chik-Fil-A, I have a choice. As does everyone. If I had a kid in the Boy Scouts he wouldn’t be there for long. Find another group, or start one. Have whatever you liked about the Scouts in it except for the bigotry.
Chik-Fil-A? Since their President doesn’t think my friends Ragoh, or Sandy can marry their partners then I will agree to disagree with my money and go elsewhere. They’re not the only game in town.
As I said in a chapter of Growls, it’s not what people think that matters, but what they do. And you have a choice. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Sovereign or slave?