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How about a Christian Scientist town where you don't get to go to a doctor? And there are no pharmacies at all?Originally posted by Shapley:
... what right has anyone to protest? ...What harm is done when a group of people with a similar purpose get together and build a town based on the principles that bind them? Isn't the right of association one of our most fundamental of rights?
Oooh Piq, can I work at your company when you start one? Will these girls also be required to have bodacious . . .Originally posted by piqaboo:
As a private business owner (small business, don't know the head-count cutoff), I can choose to hire only white girls between the ages of 18 & 19, with blue eyes, brown curly hair, freckles, second toes longer than their big toes, etc, as long as I don't take government contracts.
Nope, I was hoping to be the boss. :pOriginally posted by OperaTenor:
Uh, *igJon, are you tryin' to tell us you're actually an 18-19 year old, brown-haired, blue-eyed, freckled white girl?!!
Did you miss the ?Originally posted by Shapley:
Barfle, Why would you care whether it fails or not. How will your life be affected either way?
Hmm. Start on the first part. It's not all that unusual to have oddball communities on private land - I know of two nudist communities in the county, and there's a Catholic retreat up by Temecula, and so forth. My quilt guild uses the Catholic facility for quilty weekend retreats; I suppose they'd draw the line at hosting an event for the nudists. Which is quite alright.Originally posted by DavidS:
... what objection can there be? ...And is there any reason to deny them municipal or government services?
As often, Selma summarized my views well.originally posted by shapley: Piq, Are you arguing that the community should be denied access to governmental services on the basis of their religious beliefs? Isn't that discrimination? I think we tend to view discrimination as a one-way road, and that is wrong. The government will tax them on their properties and incomes, and they will pay into the government the same as anyone else, why should they be denied access to services they've paid for?
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