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Private property rights.

Should a private property owner (specifically commercial in this debate) be able to decide who can or cannot enter his/her land? In America, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 federally prohibited segregation or discrimination based on sex, gender, ethnicity, etc.. But is it right that those who rightfully own land are forced to allow everyone to use it? Keep in mind that this is not a debate over racism or sexism, it is merely an inquiry on the rights a property owner has.

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    Jul 3 2011: thought experiment. i have a piece of land, and i don't let anyone step on it. so far, we are OK. they i allow exactly one people in. than another. one by one, i let every white straight christian man on my land, but not anyone else. at which point my behavior becomes illegal or immoral?

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