Friday, August 15, 2008
Anti-Discrimination Getting All-Pervasive
There Ought to be a Law!
If you open your home to the public, you have just forfeited your right to allow or deny entry of anyone of any race, color, sex, religion, or creed. Or so goes it in France now, and in the US, I suspect. If you open a store or other business to serve the public, it is the same thing--you must allow entry to all of the public. Even when you know that the person entering is a wanted criminal, you cannot stop him ( but you can call the police).
This means that terrorists or anyone resembling a terrorist cannot be barred from entering public establishments, and if you do call the police you are likely to be sued. Thus intimidated, you and the rest of us will have to allow the deepest of penetration of our lives by the real terrorists--literally everywhere but our homes so long as they remain private. Neither malls, nor shops, nor the grocers, nor the doctor's office, nor banks nor amusement parks are safe from their presence, as things stand today. Just don't try to offer your home for sale. It is then open to public inspection, and hence to everyone.
We must wait until they show their true colors and do what they will to us before we can react. We will lose a lot before then--loved ones; our nation, possibly; all we hold dear. It is true that we have already lost much to them through intimidation. Such is our freedoms, our laws, and our Constitution. I hope our nation lasts in all its glory through the future generations of my family, but I am not exactly confident that it will.