"Politicized" is not bad

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in response to reader comment: Occam's razor

Submitted by Harry Binswanger (United States), Nov 11, 2020 11:27

My first response was to disagree with John Gillis' comment and to reply "two wrongs don't make a right." But on further thought, I realized that there's a more basic question involved: What is wrong with a business upholding its political convictions?

Okay, doing that might breach its fiduciary relationship to the business' shareholders: the CEO is not the owner. But that seems a technicality. The main point is that it is not irrational or immoral of someone to withhold his help from one candidate, on political grounds.

In fact, acting on what one thinks is right is commendable, even if one makes a mistake in the moral evaluation.

I write as a staunch opponent of the Left. The Left's sheep-like obedience to the irrational pieties of "political correctness" are indefensible. In fact, after much agonizing, I voted for Trump (because of the Court-packing issue).

But I still respect anyone who, in his business, brings morality into his decisions. And "politicization" means bringing in one's view of right and wrong regarding government.

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the pot calling the kettle black [87 words]John GillisNov 10, 2020 18:26
Occam's razor [17 words]Jerry SkurnikNov 10, 2020 17:53
⇒ "Politicized" is not bad [174 words]Harry BinswangerNov 11, 2020 11:27

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