Should political affiliation be a protected class?

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Should political affiliation be a protected class

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  1. dblack
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    Pretty simple question. Over the last couple of years there have been a number of incidents in the news of business owners refusing to serve people they disagree with politically. MAGA hat wearers are common "victims". Clearly this is discrimination. Is it time to add political affiliation to the protected classes list?
     
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    No
     
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    I answered yes. I actually disagree with the entire concept of protected classes and public accommodations laws that hinge on them. I don't think government should protect people from discrimination. But as long as we're playing that game, we should treat everyone equally and protect everyone from discrimination.
     
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    The notion of protected classes should deal with matters over which people have no control, rather than the personal choices people have made.

    Political ideas should not be protected. I am of the same opinion regarding to religion. If it is a choice people have made, it has no business being made into a protected class.
     
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    Protected classes are unconstitutional.
     
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    "All men are created equal" Bam! No protected classes. That was just a foot in the door to make hate crime laws then hate speech laws. America stopped at "hate crime" laws after seeing what hatespeech laws do in Canada and the UK.

    Really all hate crime laws should be abolished.
     
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    Political affiliation shouldn't become a protected class, but there is such a thing a "political discrimination." While it's not a crime to discriminate against people based on their political leanings, it is illegal in the District of Columbia for employers to base employment decisions on the basis of an employee’s politics.
     
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    No.
     
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    The whole concept of protected class shouldnt even exist.
    It is institutional discrimination. The state should NOT discriminate.
     
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    Either all classes should be protected, or no classes should be protected.
     
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