Private businesses have the right to choose who they do and don’t support through their enterprises. It’s a fundamental freedom. And no, being publicly traded does not exempt a company from this freedom. So, when banks like Citi and the like try to inhibit gun sales through business policy, they are within their rights. After all, we would be outraged if the government tried to force a bank to support abortion clinics.
Then again, turnabout is fair play. We’ve seen this time and again. The left picks a boycotting fight to try and exert their will through economics. We protect their freedom to do so, but we also laugh every time they try. Aside from a few Hollywood elites and tech companies, the bulk of money in this country seems to reside in Republican hands. Maybe it has something to do with basic work ethics and values. Who knows?
The point is that the right consistently wins these financial battles. Chick-fil-A has been targeted by the left more than once. They’re doing great. So is Hobby Lobby. The same can’t be said for Facebook and Twitter. But, what matters most in all of these battles is that even members of the government can hold companies accountable for their decisions. If Citi wants to try and exert their will on gun rights, they don’t have to be rewarded with large government contracts.
In this video, you can see exactly what happens to companies that scorn the people and then go asking for government handouts. It’s quite a treat. Enjoy.