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May 25th, 2010 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

May. 25th, 2010

09:22 am - Facebook | John Rahim Mahdi: Rand Paul, the Civil Rights Act, and Private Discrimination

why on earth, in 2010, would a black person (or member of any other "protected class") wish to go out of his or her way to do business with, or place himself or herself in the employ of, a bigot? Is the "right" to fatten the pockets of someone who sees you as his or her inferior (by, for example, patronizing his or her business, or placing your skills at his or her disposal) really a right worth fighting for? If so...why?

For my part, I'd love to see a "No Blacks Allowed" sign, or something to that effect, in the window of a local bigot's business, so that I could know to avoid associating (financially and in any other way) with him or her...as well as with anyone that he or she may be doing business with. As it stands now, bigots cannot "out" themselves in such an explicit way without fear of a lawsuit, thus we are probably all unknowingly doing business with bigots.

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09:58 am - "Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between governmen

"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.

We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain." --Bastiat

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