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08-25-2011, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
While I think the policy was pure d-baggery, it is fascinating that you focus on the supposed rights of the customers and ignore the rights of a private business owner. What is even more confusing is your conflation of the policy on site with freedom of speech rights in this country.

Their rule was speak English... plenty of businesses have rules that determine whether or not they are going to provide you service. Now, whether that is a good thing or not is definitely debatable... but there's also a reason that libertarian political beliefs lead to the desire to abolish the Civil Rights Act.
They can have rules as long as they adhere to the law... and -- this is key -- they do not take away one's civil rights.

They can ban dogs from the esablishment... but cannot ban guide/help dogs for but one example.

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