How to lose the high ground

I’ve talked here a few times about how it’s sometimes frustrating that a business has different views on civil rights than I do. When the owner of several popular local restaurants spearheaded a campaign to derail restaurant carry, I mocked him and stopped going to his restaurants.

When Costco employees freaked out about a guy with a CCW to the point they had him killed by police, I cancelled my membership.

When Regions Bank banned carry permit holders from their branches, I closed my accounts after 14 years of doing business with them. When my new bank did the same thing a year later, I moved my money again.

When looking for furniture, I don’t shop at American Signature Furniture.

I don’t do business with businesses that don’t support my rights. I encourage others not to do business with them, by explaining my reasoning.

You know what I don’t do?

I don’t try to deny their right to do business via force of government.

I don’t lobby the government to deny them the right to buy land.

And I sure as hell don’t wish death upon their customers.

Honestly that last one is the worst, and I’m afraid that’s where its going in this case. Instead of just not eating there and using a perhaps-effective boycott, they’re going to turn to demonizing the people who do eat there. It’s a new low, going after consumers of a product who’s producer hold views you don’t agree with.

It’s days like this that remind me why I’m not on Facebook.

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