Americans fight their political battles and air their political views in some pretty offbeat places at times – in the bedroom, in the parlor, at the Elks Lodge, and now, apparently, in the dining room of a Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA.
It’s a distinctly American thing, we think, as we’re lucky enough to be covered by some rather wonderfully written language protecting our right to air our views and express ourselves as we see fit.
But the battles fought to secure these rights appear far from over as new skirmish lines form up and Americans, once again, appear ready to stand up for what they believe in – no matter the consequences.
That’s American, too. It just remains to be seen where these new battles take us.
Today, the Viking Battle Horns of the Internet sound the call to action instead of a tinny bugle on Lexington Green or Gettysburg, and Americans on both sides of an issue form up to hurl invective or, in one recent case – chickenshit – at a person they see trampling their rights or views.
The Incident at Red Hen has been widely discussed and we don’t like going down the same old road here at NEWS24/680 so we’ll merely ask: What would you have done? Let’s take the current mosh pit of American politics out of it and make it a purely business-driven question:
You own a business. Someone who represents a position or agenda counter to yours or that of your employees walks in. What do you do?
The Comment Stream is open to everyone here, of course, but we’re particularly interested in hearing from small business owners who have either pondered the question we’ve posed or faced it in a real-world scenario.
What would you do?