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I believe you are right. I remember a similar case in New Mexico, and the New Mexico law made it very clear that “We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To Anyone” is another way of saying, “I want to go to jail”.

Now, is that right? Absolutely not, and I think any of the Founders would be shocked and disgusted by our nation. That was why, even as a young child, I was confused when the civil rights movement said people had to do business with other people regardless of the desire to do so. Although my parents were strong supporters of full rights for blacks, they also could not imagine a world where a business owner HAD to do business with anyone.

I’ve got a part of my house that could easily be converted into a 2 room apartment, providing inexpensive housing. I will NEVER do so. Why? Because I cannot tell someone, “I don’t want a couple of faggots having sex under my roof.” The moment I said that, I might as well hand over the keys to my house, because when the law was done with me, they would own my house.

See my tagline? That is exactly how I feel.

("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")

Mr Rogers, Free Republic 52 Comments [11/21/2011 4:13:20 AM]
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@rubber chicken

I think you raise some interesting points. A good case can certainly be made that taxes and laws in our current system exist only to bolster the existing power structure in this country. I suppose I was speaking more about an ideal than anything else. Reasonable laws that exist purely to ensure a properly regulated society ought to be followed for their own sake.

But what I think you are pointing out, if I get you correctly, is that many of the laws and taxes in our country are not reasonable and serve interests other than those of society as a whole. In this regard I agree with you -- unjust laws are unavoidably backed purely by force and such laws are legion in this country. After all, I don't take my shoes off when I go through airport security because it just seems to be the right thing to do... I take my shoes off because there are harsh consequences if I fail to do so.

11/27/2011 11:25:37 AM


Actually, no. If you are renting a room in your house or an apartment in a building of four or fewer units where you are also residing in a unit, you are exempted from fair housing requirements.

10/22/2012 4:56:59 AM

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