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To: LibWhacker
California because the state has laws that prohibit employers from making hiring or firing decisions based on employee participation in a legal activity.

Private companies should be able to hire and fire and employee people on any criteria they want. That's why they're private. If people don't like it, they can work somewhere else.

If I own a business and don't want to hire people with tattoos or drive a red car, it's absurd the government can tell me, as a private business owner, otherwise.
2 posted on 06/17/2008 1:17:38 PM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: TexasGunLover

That battle was lost long ago.

I might agree with you if the government totally abandoned that power. But it won’t, and it will continue to expand its power.


7 posted on 06/17/2008 1:51:25 PM PDT by chesley ( Ya can't make chick'n dumplin's outta chick'n feathers!!)
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To: TexasGunLover

I do not agree. What if a business owner declared they would not employ anyone who kept a firearm at home?


9 posted on 06/17/2008 3:11:19 PM PDT by tarawa
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To: TexasGunLover

Look, it’s very simple. This is discrimination, end of story. If he’s concerned about the cost of covering smokers, then there should be a way to simply penalize them by covering less of their healthcare. That would be fair and equitable. Firing them is atrocious when there are ways to account and not lose your livelihood.

Since legally smoking does not qualify as a morals clause violation on any planet that I’m aware of, I’m not sure why you’re defending the owner on this.


13 posted on 06/17/2008 4:46:00 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: TexasGunLover
Private companies should be able to hire and fire and employee people on any criteria they want. That's why they're private. If people don't like it, they can work somewhere else.

If I own a business and don't want to hire people with tattoos or drive a red car, it's absurd the government can tell me, as a private business owner, otherwise.

I agree.

The converse is true also. If I, as a business owner, want to hire ONLY smokers, and allow smoking at my place of business, I should be able to.

I, as a business owner, should be able to allow smoking at my business, by the general public, and if someone doesn't like it they don't have to frequent my business.

Sounds fair to me.

19 posted on 06/18/2008 9:52:33 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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