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The Baker and the Empire
New York Times, by Ross Douthat

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/11/2017 4:34:45 AM

There are fine constitutional lawyers who can argue back and forth about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case the Supreme Court heard last week, which will determine whether a Christian baker can decline to make a same-sex couple’s wedding cake. The court’s decision will either limit antidiscrimination law or limit First Amendment protections, so it’s not surprising that you can find deeply-footnoted legal arguments on both sides. Nor is it surprising that I’m on the side of the baker. But I’m not going to make a constitutional argument for his rights. I’m going to make a political argument for why our country would

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/11/2017 5:54:33 AM     (No. 11477154)

Well..OK, but.....
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FTA-........and suddenly it was a certain kind of right-winger who couldn’t understand why blacks and Hispanics and Muslims might feel threatened by the new president, why Trump’s rhetoric might make them fear for their very safety, why causes conservatives regarded as procedurally neutral exercises in enforcing laws — illegal-immigrant roundups, strict voter ID laws — were experienced as acts of white-identitarian aggression.
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They are ´Experienced´ that way because that is what our Marxist Elites marxsplain them as being. Sowing dissent and dividing the citizenry is NOT part of the Conservative agenda and this "Everybody does it" line of reasoning is just wrong.

Mssr. Douhat needs to read the Schlikter article about not giving a damn what lying leftists think or feel. Enforce the law. Control the borders. Protect fair elections.
....and it doesn´t matter if they don´t like it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/11/2017 7:31:01 AM     (No. 11477237)

Since when does ´Gay rights´ lord over everyone else´s rights?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nina584, 12/11/2017 9:28:49 AM     (No. 11477348)

If you own your own business you should have the right to refuse clients. I certainly have.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 12/11/2017 2:05:08 PM     (No. 11477617)

Two independent reasons to avoid this like the plague.

1) NYT.

2) Douthat.

Either one, by itself is reason enough, together, unbeatable.

Outta here.

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