Monday, March 30, 2015

Indiana's Right To Hate and Discriminate Law

It is unbelievable to think that in 2015 we can see such hateful and discriminatory laws.  Is this what the Republicans mean by "American Exceptionalism"?

As Tim Cook said in the Washington Post, "There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country."

Mr. Cook went on to say, "Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination.

Men and women have fought and died fighting to protect our country’s founding principles of freedom and equality. We owe it to them, to each other and to our future to continue to fight with our words and our actions to make sure we protect those ideals. The days of segregation and discrimination marked by “Whites Only” signs on shop doors, water fountains and restrooms must remain deep in our past. We must never return to any semblance of that time. America must be a land of opportunity for everyone."

The only thing that the Republicans in Indiana will likely understand is when businesses start pulling out of Indiana.  When it costs the businesses in Indiana real money, then perhaps these businesses will be able to convince these Republicans in Indiana that the right to hate law is not only wrong from a moral standpoint, it is stupid from a business standpoint.