I pissed off a whole lot of Democrats last week while discussing the Rand Paul Civil Rights topic. I tried explaining I was a Voluntarist but like many other people, they are stuck in the whole left/right paradigm and kept calling me a stupid Republican as well as a racist.
They all strongly believe in the right to FORCE private property business owners to serve patrons no matter what their skin color is if they do not want too. And I am not using wordplay, they repeatedly actually used the word force. I tried to explain to them how morally wrong force is and how you can run your business anyway you want but they had nothing of it. You do not have to patron a business that runs its operations in ways you disagree with, it is that simple.
No one complains about the "No shirt, No shoes, No service" rule and calls it discrimination. What if a black man ran a restaurant and a KKK member came in to dine in full white sheet and hood, would you FORCE that black man to serve the obvious racist if he doesn't want to?
If Michael Savage ran a business and a Hispanic looking person came in and he believed he was a so called "illegal" immigrant and didn't want to do business with him could he kick him out of the store? Could I kick out statists from my business if I owned one? Can I open up a bait shop and hang a sign saying "We reserve the right to refuse to do business with statists"?
A private business has every right to refuse service to someone for any reason, no one is forcing you to spend your Federal Reserve Notes at that business. That is why we have ostracism. If everyone in your town refused to do business with you, you can move to a different town or open a business that does cater to your kind.
Everyone discriminates, we discriminate when we pick who our friends are, who we date, who we marry, and even what businesses we spend money at.
And yes, you can even refuse service to a policeman if you so choose, as the anarchist Red and Black Cafe in Portland, Oregon did just the other day. A chef can always just spit in the food of someone he doesn't like but is forced to serve.
I'm not a Rand Paul fan, but he's absolutely right on this issue. Below I have added a video of John Stossel speaking in favor of Rand Paul on this issue. You can discriminate by choosing to not watch it if you like. There's no coercion on my page, I'm not the government.