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Nope



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name wrote:
the store owner has rights but those rights end at the point when they begin to infringe on someone else's personal civil liberties.


exactly...that's why I'm talking about a balance that needs to be found
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:10 pm
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Bleys



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The swastika jacket was bought in my store too.

I don't see how my disliking a swastika is any less valid than the mall owners disliking a peace shirt. Stop talking about valid reasons... their reason WAS perfectly valid.
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:15 pm
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Bleys wrote:


I don't see how my disliking a swastika is any less valid than the mall owners disliking a peace shirt.


I didn't say it was...that was sliquid
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:18 pm
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So then my example should have you agreeing with me on this... unless I'm missing something still.
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:36 pm
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come on! the shirt said peace on earth! how is that offensive to anyone??? bush says he wants peace. the mall fucked up bigtime. they're embarassed. they dropped charges. it was a huge mistake. i don't get how anyone can side with the mall on this. peace on earth. a fucking christmas slogan.

this has pissed so many people off here in albany!@#@#
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:56 pm
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RandomSurge wrote:
Bleys wrote:


This is balanced perfectly.

You can't wear whatever you want in someone else's store, and the store owner can't wear whatever he wants in your house.


nonono...that's definitely not the same thing...again, don't forget that you bought the article at the guys store. He didn't buy shit in your house

Bleys wrote:

but in MY store... I can ask him to take it off.


sure...you can ask him. And if you have a good reason to, and he refuses then you have all the right in the world to kick him out.


that's where your example was left at

name worded it for me perfectly...

"the store owner has rights but those rights end at the point when they begin to infringe on someone else's personal civil liberties"

if there is no balace between people's rights, then a certain type of people have rights over others which go against their original rights in the first place (I doubt that makes any sense to you...don't blame you)

I already said that if it was somebody with a nazi sign, I'd still be here arguing...and it would be even worse cause then you get people trying to say that it shouldn't be allowed completely ignoring a basic civil liberty

I don't care how private a place is...it doesn't give them the right to bend people over and expect them to just take it
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:07 pm
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[quote="quasifoto"] the mall fucked up bigtime. they're embarassed. they dropped charges. quote]

GREAT TO HEAR!! :)
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:08 pm
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Bleys wrote:
The swastika jacket was bought in my store too.

I don't see how my disliking a swastika is any less valid than the mall owners disliking a peace shirt. Stop talking about valid reasons... their reason WAS perfectly valid.


Apparently it wasn't. Seeing as how they dropped it, obviously they knew it was wrong.

Thank you though.
heh
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:39 pm
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ya right, have you ever heard of PR? thats why they dropped it
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:46 pm
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ihaveagluegun wrote:
ya right, have you ever heard of PR? thats why they dropped it

obviously

both of their decisions were based on stupid shit

at least nothing's going to happen to the old man...
Post Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:48 pm
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Bleys



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They dropped charges for 2 reasons most likely, neither of which have anything to do with right and wrong:

1. As ihaveagluegun said, they were getting a lot of negative press.
2. It probably would have cost more in court fees than it was worth.

As far as name's comment on civil liberties. Freedom of speech (the likely liberty you're referring to) extends only to the GOVERNMENT'S limitation of such. The government cannot tell you to take off your peace shirt, but the owner of a private establishment (like a mall) has the right.
Post Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:09 am
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What can we expect. Nothing better. Land of the Free for those who carry heavy pocketbooks and tireless Cellphone advertising.
Post Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:13 am
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so basically you have no rights in a private institution...

it's the twilight zone

please...these rights are the basis on what this country is supposedly built on and represents (that's the gov't talking, not me)

you have private property rights
you have your basic civil liberties

there needs to be a balance...one shouldn't completely override the other
Post Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:32 am
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funny thing...their original intent is to remove the dude because they don't want controversy in their mall (bad pr)

but then they deal with it and it ends up being much worse than if they had never done anything in the first place
Post Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:35 am
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Bleys



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Well, I don't think you can assume their original intent like that. They might just not like peaceniks.

Anyway, "so basically you have no rights in a private institution..."

Not completely. Laws still apply. You have a right not to get sexually assaulted or killed, etc. But you DON'T have the right to wear whatever you want.

The mall owners aren't allowed to rip the shirt off his body and burn it, but they are allowed to ask him to leave if he doesn't want to take it off.
Post Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:42 am
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