The notion that we should avoid a person or company because they back one candidate or another is far more damaging to our society than either candidate could ever be.
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- It's usually called boycotting on the right. I see it from both sides, living in a predominantly right area in an overwhelmingly leftist state38w
- Perhaps... but there's a line. Are you saying one should never avoid ANYONE or ANY COMPANY, or just that one shouldn't avoid based solely on political views? Plus, are you just referencing "backing politically and/or morally," or are you including "backing monetarily"? Example: Joe's coffee gives millions of dollars each year to the Libocrat party, but the Libocrats advocate that no one has property rights - is it okay to say that you do not want your money, if it were spent at Joe's, to then be used to support the Libocrats?38w
- says, Are you saying one should never avoid ANYONE or ANY COMPANY, or just that one shouldn't avoid based solely on political views?
I could not have been more clear, I think.
As to the money issue, I think that's silly. If it's a good product or service, and it's worth the money, buy it. We shouldn't allow political opinions to corrupt the free market. That gives us a crappy market.38w
- I suppose... but conundrum: what if Joe's coffee backs a party that is actively pro-non-free markets and/or communist? Wouldn't it benefit the free market to not support Joe's? Okay, that's kind of a silly hypothetical. But on the other hand, if Joe's actively and monetarily supports someone who advocates murder, Imma say that possibly stopping murder is more important than a free market to begin with, and I won't shop at Joe's. If your original statement had been that it is "far more damaging to a free market," I would completely agree... but I think there are some things more important than a free market.38w
- says, what if Joe's coffee backs a party that is actively pro-non-free markets and/or communist?
Then they are obvious hypocrites because they are engaging in the free market.
Wouldn't it benefit the free market to not support Joe's?
Nope. Not at all.
if Joe's actively and monetarily supports someone who advocates murder
Such crimes are, I think, very different from what I'm talking about.38w