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To: X-FID
Gotta disagree.

Foremost, the Augusta National is not a place to play golf. Drawing an analogy with the Boy Scouts is a joke. Heck, there are hundreds of fine courses within a half-day's drive. The purposes of the Augusta National are to exclude people and to do high-level business. That's why the rich and powerful try so hard to get in. Years ago, I worked for a Fortune 500 company founded in Augusta. Our CEO, a White male Protestant Southerner, was blackballed despite sponsorships from Herman Talmadge, Strom Thurmond and Bobby McNair, the Governor of South Carolina, all members.

The question whether women are first-class citizens was settled by Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is not a left-right issue for anyone under 80: it's a law enforcement issue. The old coot quoted is going to lose massively. The Club relies on television and corporate sponsorships to keep the dollars rolling in.

Ever been excluded for reasons that had nothing to do with your ability, skills, or training? It's not pleasant. In 2002, 51 percent of the population isn't going to be excluded from deal-making because of their plumbing. That's the reality and the law.

As a conservative, I believe in following the law.























44 posted on 11/12/2002 10:58:10 AM PST by Man of the Right
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To: Man of the Right
If Agusta is breaking the law then why has there not been a lawsuit filed?
46 posted on 11/12/2002 11:09:07 AM PST by Lost Highway
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To: Man of the Right
The question whether women are first-class citizens was settled by Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is not a left-right issue for anyone under 80: it's a law enforcement issue.

Oh, good grief! The question of Freedom of Association is long established common law, despite the bastardization of the legal system by special interest attorneys, authoritarians and socialists.

The old coot quoted is going to lose massively. The Club relies on television and corporate sponsorships to keep the dollars rolling in.

LOL!!! You've got to be kidding me.

Ever been excluded for reasons that had nothing to do with your ability, skills, or training?

Sure, we all have in one way or another.

It's not pleasant.

Pleasantness is a perception. Most normal people don't give a rat's ass if a group of people want their own special club. Most normal people do not want to be part of a group that doesn't want them there in the first place.

In 2002, 51 percent of the population isn't going to be excluded from deal-making because of their plumbing.

From "deal making"? Oh, Lordy. I missed the "right to use other's private property to make deals" as a natural right.

That's the reality and the law.

No its not - you are way off base. If it was the "reality of the law" then the busy-body NOW hags would have sued already.

47 posted on 11/12/2002 11:10:38 AM PST by FreeTally
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To: Man of the Right
Ever been excluded for reasons that had nothing to do with your ability, skills, or training?

As a matter of fact I am excluded from Augusta right now. I'll try to make it through the day without breaking down in tears at the pain of it all!!!!

49 posted on 11/12/2002 11:13:43 AM PST by Lost Highway
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To: Man of the Right
You couldn't be more wrong man. For one thing, many members of Augusta are Billionaires. That's Billionaires with a B. The rest are merely worth tens of millions. They don't need sponsorship money. They will gladly air the tournament without sponsorship. Hootie already conceded this point. He doesn't want his traditional sponsors to have to feel the heat (however unjustified) on this issue. They'll never buckle. How can you call yourself a conservative with a straight face? What don't you understand about the definition of "private"?
51 posted on 11/12/2002 11:21:19 AM PST by strider44
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