According to South Dakota state Senator Phil Jensen, the government has no business telling anyone they can’t discriminate because the invisible hand of the free market has a way of shutting that whole thing down.
“If someone was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and they were running a little bakery for instance, the majority of us would find it detestable that they refuse to serve blacks, and guess what? In a matter of weeks or so that business would shut down because no one is going to patronize them,” Jensen told the Rapid City Journal in a story that suggested he just might be the crimson red state’s “most conservative lawmaker.”
Actually, given that this is America, I suspect the market would not only affirm their position; it may launch them into superstardom.
Who knows? They may even hit the talk-show circuit, market their own brand of wine, and nab the naming rights to a bowl franchise.
When the CEO of Chick Fil A announced his opposition to same-sex marriage, bigots across the national eagerly patronized their local branch in the name of Freedumb.
Open discrimination against minority groups is not something we as a society should endorse or allow.