Originally Published: August 17, 2018 7:49 p.m.
Even a liberal/progressive will usually agree that a person has a fundamental right to be let (left) alone.
Or, as expressed in the U.S. Constitution, all of us have a natural law right to freedom of association and liberty of contract. That is, we have an unalienable right to discriminate among those we wish to befriend, deal with, invite into our home, do business with, sell to, hire, fire and contract with.
Thus, if we freely choose to hire only Jews, Negroes, or American Indians because, for example, we believe that those groups have been historically mistreated, that is part of our right to be let alone.
Or, if we give a job preference to a married heterosexual man, because he supports a family, that, also, is part of our right of individual choice.
All of this means that government violates this fundamental right when it decrees that its subjects must not associate with persons of a different race (Apartheid) or decrees that its citizens must associate with persons of a different race, religion, ethnicity, sexual lifestyle etc. (Reverse Apartheid-Forced Integration).
So, although liberal do-gooders will probably never admit it, laws for or against discrimination – such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – are fundamentally immoral and wrong!
And thank God that he gave us Justice Antonin Scalia to point this out. May his soul rest in peace.
Ed Kahn, LCDR-JAG
USNR Ret. CO