Arizona’s SB 1062 is an unlawful, and probably unConstitutional, Racist attempt to overthrow the laws of the United States, which forbid discriminating in business based on race, color, creed, etc. and now so-called sexual orientation.
Now, Silverwolf discussed in detail in his blog, “Is It Constitutional in America to Discriminate in a Business?: An Internal Debate”, https://lobobreed.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/is-it-legal-in-america-to-discriminate-in-a-business-an-internal-debate/, whether it was Consitutional and/or legal to discriminate in business, and he went through an entire series of arguments and counter=arguments with himself, finally arriving at the conclusion that it was indeed illegal. Why?
It is illegal simply because businesses advertise their products priced in U.S. dollars, that is, Federal Reserve Notes. Now, it says on those notes that they are legal tender for all debts, public and private, and thus, if someone operates a business, and offers a good or service priced in U.S. dollars, then they must accept your legal tender note, since the government has promised you already that such a note is legal tender for any private debt, which is the price of the goods or service. Thus, the seller would be forced to accept these notes if he has offered goods or services to the public, either by being open for business, placing his prices in his windows or attached to the items in the store, or advertising them in the media. They are publicly offered debts, and in a real sense, that person has offered a contract to all comers that he will trade his good or service for their Federal Reserve Notes. To refuse to serve them would be to Violate a Contract, which is a Crime in both theoretical Libertarian doctrine and actual U.S. Law. This would be true even if the note was an old Silver or Gold Certificate note, backed by precious metal. (However, if the person paid in Silver or Gold Coinage, then they might well be able to discriminate, but that is another legal discussion, and here we are dealing solely with Federal Reserve Notes. But we’re certain, given the “dedication” and religous purity of these people who don’t want to do business with Gays, that if they were running a Restaurant that served $300 dinners, and a Gay wanted to purchase a dinner and pay his bill in $20 Gold pieces or Silver Dollars, that they would steadfastly refuse them service — that’s how religiously dedicated and pure they are.And we’re sure that if they suddenly needed emergency medical assistance and were rushed to a doctor, and the doctor was a Muslim, and refused on religious grounds to treat, or even touch, the sinful flesh of any non-Muslim, that they would understand, and respect his Religious Liberties, and die quickly.)
Now the so-called Conservative Group that is advocating this anti-Capitalist Law, the Center for Arizona Policy, states “SB 1062 seeks to ensure that state laws that violate the religious liberties of private persons cannot be enforced simply because the government is not technically a party to the case.”
But that “the government is not technically a party to the case” is precisely a big whopping Lie, as we have illustrated above. The Federal goverment is a party to the case, because it says on the Federal Reserve Note that the Federal government says this is a legal tender note that can be used to service any private debt anywhere in America, regardless of in what State, and the seller of the goods or service is refusing to accept what the Federal government has ordered him to accept if he is going to price his goods and services in U.S. Dollars. So the government is right in the midst of the trade, and is thus very clearly a party to the case. The contract they promised to the bearer was violated by the seller, and thus the seller must be punished under Law.
Now, if the seller could price his goods or services in, say, Swiss Francs or conch shells or ounces of tea, then perhaps the seller might be able to legally discriminate in his business, but this again is a different political theory question, and alternate currencies are viewed with askance by the U.S. Treasury and the government, although in a Libertarian Free-Market Society we should be able to price or purchase items in whatever currencies we, the buyer and seller, can agree on. If we think the Zimbabwean Shilling is sounder than the U.S. Dollar, then we should, in a Libertarian Society, be able to conduct our Free Market in whatever currency we choose. That would be a truly Free Market, and will come in the Future. But, here and now in America, if you price something in U.S. Dollars, and publicly advertise it, the buyer should be able to settle the debt in U.S. Dollars, whomever they are, and the government must guarantee that reality.
And finally, if your religous liberties make it impossible for you to conduct your business in America in Federal Reserve Notes, as under current law, then you’re always free to not start a business that will violate those liberties, and your always free to seek your living in some other manner, or starve to death. (Oh, we forgot, there are food stamps even for Racists, paid for by some poor Black working stiff.)
This Bill is nothing but a Communist-Racist attempt to instill that Ol’ Southern Segregation in the midst of Arizona.The Governor of Arizona should lob a big lunger of Libertarian Free Market Spit on this unAmerican Bill, and veto it.
If the Governor signs the Bill, all Free Market non-Racist Americans should use that grand old Irish Free-Market weapon: the Boycott, and Boycott Arizona. Don’t go there, and don’t buy their products.
If the Governor signs the Bill, then, as they used to say in the ghetto, “Boycott, Baby, Boycott!”
Hooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww — Silverwolf