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Is ENDA a bad idea?

from Powerline:

With the Democrats in control of Congress, it was inevitable that a new push to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would occur. ENDA would add "sexual orientation" to race, sex, age, etc. as a basis for a federal prohibition against employment discrimination, in both the public and private sectors. In its latest incarnation, the legislation would also outlaw discrimination based on "gender identity," defined as "the gender-related identity, appearance, or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual's designated sex at birth."

As Roger Clegg explains, ENDA has always been a bad idea, and the current version is even worse.

How often have we heard that the solution to all our problems is just to trust big business...


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Comments (4)

Matt:

"How often have we heard that the solution to all our problems is just to trust big business..."

I'll counter with....

How often have we heard that the solution to all our problems is just to trust big government...

If you trust big business to act in your best interest, you are a fool.

If you trust big government (or small, medium, micro) to act in your best interest, you are a fool.

itismedavid:

"How often have we heard that the solution to all our problems is just to trust big business..."

I would rather trust big business than big government (or small government for that matter).

Paul Hamilton:

Matt and David:
I don't trust government at all. Any entity with that much power and that much money deserves my full attention.

However, government has one thing going for it that corporations do not: we get to vote for our political leaders but we have no say at all in who runs corporations.

So if my government is going in the wrong direction and enough Americans agree, things will change, just like it did in 1994 and again in 2006.

But if, for example, the oil companies all decide that a fatter than usual profit would be nice this quarter, up go the prices and the people have no recourse.

And that attitude applies all up and down the line, so yes, I would trust the government to ensure that people are being treated fairly than I would the corporations.

P. Bunyan:

"the people have no recourse"

Because human beings lack the ability to drive slower, car pool, buy more fuel effiecient vehicles, not take unnecessary trips? No recourse at all?

I support the idea behind ENDA, but I think this is wrong way to achieve it. This way is good for leftists, though. Anything that helps make lawyers richer is good for leftists.


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