As it's such a rare occurrence ( ) for people to admit when they are wrong, I thought I'd start a thread to announce it. What I was wrong about: My view has, for years, been that the libertarians are right about businesses being able to discriminate. My view has been that most Americans are decent, honorable people who would not tolerate doing business with racists. During the recent forum discussion, that was my stance. Well, I had a conversation with a poster on here - since PMs are confidential - I won't go into it or name the poster who that conversation was with. However, having spent a few hours contemplating that discussion I now see that the risks are too great. I have absolutely no desire to see this nation go back to a time that, while I didn't live through it myself, I have no wish to see us return to. Racism is just too important to make assumptions about how Americans would handle such a step. So, I started this thread to say thank you to that poster for having the courage to challenge my views with intelligence and consideration. And to my fellow Americans - I wish to hell you would get past seeing the color of someone's skin and just see the person they are.... good or bad. (I also started it because some moron male poster here said that women never admit when we're wrong. Well, this woman does. She does not see it as weakness - quite the opposite.) I shall now resume my usual, somewhat caustic, posting style. Thank you.