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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 12:55 PM
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74. No, for two reasons. I'm not personally willing to boycott a company or
an individual for speech, because I support free expression more strongly than most specific positions. I prefer to use boycotts to oppose actual actions by the entity being boycotted, Secondly, I don't like the idea of punishing a company for a reasonable business decision - a quest for customers to boost sales (which keeps people employed and makes profits for shareholders). I generally don't make business decisions based on political opinion (I'll shop at a Republican owned store if they have the best service, watch a rw entertainer if they provide a product I want, etc.)

I wouldn't support any effort to keep Limbaugh off the air (except for the off switch on my radio), because as repulsive as he is he has a right to spout what he does and his listeners have a right to consume it...
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