Friday, October 17, 2014

An old truth

Over at Slacktivist Fred looks at a CEO versus town hall:
The city council passed a law protecting minorities from getting fired just for being minorities. Specifically, the city’s new law protects LGBT people from employment discrimination.

The CEO doesn’t like this law. What’s more, he thinks most people in the city don’t like it either. It’s quite possible he’s right about that. After all, laws protecting minorities from being treated unfairly wouldn’t ever come up in the first place unless it weren’t the case that a big chunk of the majority population was inclined to treat them unfairly.
And isn't that the truth? Laws tell you not to do things you want to, or that you must do things you might not want to. But you don't generally have to make laws forbidding people from doing things they don't want to do.

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