Anarchists like Maxine Waters may want to see America descend into chaos, with restaurant managers and protesting loons constantly making decisions about who to serve or accept based on their political affiliations, but professionals in the marketplace may want to think twice before indulging their base instincts.
Sure, every now and again, you’ll get your Red Hen type of establishment where denying a Trump official a nice meal gets you a ton of free publicity and a waiting list filled out by the liberals of Washington, D.C. (Although, to be fair, the final word has not been written about how that restaurant will fare long-term.)
But more often than not, we’d imagine your fate will be more similar to that of Darin Hodge, who just lost his job because he threw a Trump supporter out of his restaurant. The manager of the Teahouse in Vancouver, Canada, Hodge proudly said that even though he was fired for telling a customer that he would either have to remove his “Make America Great Again” cap or get out, he would do it again in a heartbeat. That should make him eminently employable, eh?
“As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest’s choice of headwear while in my former place of work. Absolutely no regrets,” Hodge told Global News.
Without commenting on the strange moral compass that compels you to “take a stand” against a baseball cap, we’ll just say that it’s far more important to respect people’s choices when it comes to politics and free speech than it is to turn every restaurant, mall, and gas station into some kind of ideological battleground. Liberals love their safe spaces, this we know, but do they really want to divide America (and Canada) into Republican and Democrat shops? Is that really what we’ve come to in the Age of Trump? Is this what social media has done to us? This crap is getting out of control.
We’re not exactly sure who to blame for our current state of hysterical, over-emotional divisiveness, but we really need to nip it in the bud. We have elections every two years. We have more freedom of speech than any other country on the planet. There’s no reason why anyone should want to curtail someone else’s right to disagree. Would the Red Hen owner really be betraying some core value by serving Sarah Sanders a meal? Would this guy in Vancouver really be softening his “strong moral backbone” by letting MAGA-hat guy eat at his restaurant?
Like, for real: What is WITH these liberals?