In addition to administering Wing Nut Gal, I have a number of other business concerns, one of which is the design and implementation of websites for third party clients. After what took place in Walkerton, Indiana with respect to the closing of Memories Pizza, I made a business decision to discontinue website designing for third parties. Of course, the websites that I currently administer, I will continue to administer and for those who I have already made agreements with, I will design their websites.
As a website designer, I must and I repeat must have full control over what I put out in cyberspace that carries my company name. In other words, I must have the right to refuse business that I find objectionable.
Since it looks as though the government intends to force private business owners to accept business even if that business is contrary to their beliefs and standards, I wonder how many other small business owners may just give up and close their doors.
All businesses have their guidelines/rules within which they operate and they should. Some rules may be unreasonable and even stupid, but the business has the right to have these rules and operate within them. I’ve just about warned this example out, but I’m going to use it again. I own a cake baking business in the Birmingham, Alabama area and I refuse to bake Auburn cakes because I’m an Alabama fan. Now how smart is that and how long am I going to stay in business if I refuse to bake Auburn cakes? Not very long, I can assure you. That’s a stupid guideline, but I should have the right to have that guideline.
A wedding planner who hangs out his or her shingle in San Francisco’s tenderloin district and refuses to plan same-sex weddings will, more than likely, go out of business also if his establishment is not destroyed first by the tolerant left. Locating in the tenderloin district and refusing to do same-sex weddings is a stupid business move; but again, you should have that right.
I’m not a libertarian who thinks that the government should not be involved in businesses altogether. There are some necessary and humanitarian regulations that should be in place. If someone approaches you about a job in your company, you should either take their resume, give them a job application to complete, or at least get their name and contact information even if you have no jobs available. I also okay with the law that says you can’t ask a person’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, marital status, etc. Jobs should go to the best qualified candidate, period.
Now that I’m no longer accepting new website design clients, I will be restricting my income, thereby restricting the creation of wealth. I’ll be paying less in taxes and therefore, the government will be collecting less revenue. How many other folks are out there like me who are going to close their doors because they might be forced to accept business they don’t want to accept? Will there be any mavericks out there who will try to fight the tolerant left? I really hope there are. Am I a chicken for making this decision? Actually, yes I am. I feel that my personal circumstances warrant it, though.
As a result of what happened to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, I predict that many businesses will close because the owners just don’t want the hassle. Also, many businesses will be forced to shut down because of actions by the tolerant left.
Small businesses are the backbone of this nation’s economy. The tolerant left who is against all forms of capitalism has now found another means to take down capitalism and further its plan to make every one of us dependent upon the government for our livelihood.
According to rule 12 of Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.) It looks like the tolerant left is doing just that.