Ben Shapiro, a good friend of the show (see Socialism SUCKS! Guest Ben Shapiro and LOGIC IS SEXIST! Ben Shapiro and Paul Joseph Watson), was having a discussion with leftists about freedom, and whether people should be free to refuse service on religious grounds. You know, basic constitutionalism.
One of the panelists said Ben’s idea of freedom was “cute,” implying we need government to force tolerance on us. You know, basic leftism.
This is where Shapiro dropped the mic…
State governments were the source of segregation in the first place. People who think “Jim Crow” was just a voluntary system where people just decided they wanted to segregate their business were incorrect. There were Jim Crow LAWS on the books. The law in the state of Alabama was that you needed a seven foot high wall in your restaurant. This idea that government always has clean hands and that it’s individuals who are the problem, and that capitalism in the absence of government compulsion is not the solution to discrimination, must have missed the last fifty years of history in this country.
Yes, it should be that simple. Upset a florist or a pizza place doesn’t want to cater your gay wedding? Go somewhere which does. Or, business opportunity: open a catering business that ONLY caters to gay weddings. It’d be the most fabulous catering company in the country. Call it Giant Pink Sausages. Just a suggestion. Oops, sorry, trigger warning.
Alternatively the company refusing service? They might go out of business, as Ben says. If a business wants to refuse service to someone, that’s their business. If the business suffers from that choice via bad-word-of-mouth, or poor customer reviews, so be it. The business made a choice, the market reacted. Capitalism.
Now, when government steps in and dictates what a business may or may not do, who it can and cannot serve? Communism. Not freedom. Which is exactly what leftist twits like the glowing jewel of suck above, are calling for. Why? Glad you asked. Leftists do not believe in freedom, they believe in the state. For a leftist, an individual cannot be trusted to make choices for his or her own life. For a leftist, the state (elected by the body politic) must make those choices for every individual. Leftists believe in collectives. Read Dear Liberals: Your Cult-like Faith in Government is Disturbing…
Ben Shapiro put these dunderheads on full display. Leftists want the government to force YOU to do what THEY believe is right. Notice that? The angels of government should be the ones to decide right and wrong. Then impose it on you. Especially you intolerant Christians. How dare you.
But no, that’s not how America works. America was founded on the idea that God, not government, granted rights to people. America.
Freedom. What a concept!