Our political opinions should be respected if we are to have a nationally civil dialogue. However, more and more, the left has attempted to frame any and all political issues as absolute moral imperatives that demand firm consensus.
Do you believe in traditional marriage? That is unacceptable and the government needs to make you bend to their will.
Do you have doubts about “climate change?” You’re a heretic and should be prosecuted as a “denier!”
Do you believe that the Second Amendment protects our right to own a gun- any gun- if we choose? Well, then you obviously hate all children and want to see them massacred.
More and more, the left is dominating political discussions not through persuasion, but with militant intolerance coupled with a radical federal government willing to fight for this obscenely radical agenda.
Now, one small business owner has seemingly had enough and has given one leftist a taste of her own medicine.
According to WHNS in North Carolina, a tow truck driver was dispatched to offer assistance to a woman broken-down on I-26 in Asheville. When the driver, Kenneth Shupe of Shupee Max Towing, approached the vehicle, he discovered “a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff” and “very politely” informed the woman that he would not be towing her anywhere because she was “obviously a socialist.”
Shupe then told the socialist to “call the government” for a tow.
“Every business dealing in recent history with a socialist minded person I have not gotten paid,” Shupe said. “Every time I deal with these people I get ‘Berned’ with an ‘e’ not a ‘u’.”
Shupe, a Donald Trump supporter, says he’s not upset, but that he has drawn a line in the sand to no longer do business with socialists.
“I respect their beliefs, and I hope they respect my views,” Shupe said.
Kelle McWade, the woman’s mother, posted an angry Facebook message declaring Shupe a bigot… because that is rule #1 in the liberal playbook: if confronted, lash-out and call someone a racist.
Heads up, friends…. Cass had a wreck in Asheville yesterday. She is fine, but the car was not driveable. We called our mechanic who was tied up in Easley at the time, so he sent ShupeeMax Towing to get her. Kenneth Shupee drove from Travelers Rest to Asheville, hooked up her car, and when he went around to the back, he came back and told her that he wouldn’t tow her because she had a Bernie sticker on the back of the car. HE LEFT HER ON THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE IN NC, and DROVE AWAY. Spread this bigot’s story far & wide. Btw, I’m guessing he’s a Trump supporter. The only difference is that the Don would have taken the money, because he at least realizes that liberals’ money spends just the same as anyone else’s. Dumb (expletive) cost himself money driving all the way to Asheville & back for nothing. (Expletive).
Greenville Attorney Steve Sumner said that no laws were broken.
Shupe is likely correct in refusing service. While some socialists likely pay their bills, the very nature of socialism promotes a belief that others should absorb individual costs. Maybe Shupe would have been paid for his service, but if he has been “Berned” too many times, then his refusal is not just a sharp political statement, but a smart business move.
In a perfect world, I would scorn this kind of behavior. However, it has become increasingly clear that the left and right cannot coexist (despite the left’s much-loved bumper sticker preaching exactly that).
Those who support Bernie Sanders or any similarly collectivist ideologies are declaring that they believe that it is acceptable to take my money to give it to someone that hasn’t earned it. Of course, the issue is more nuanced than that, but essentially, this discrepancy of ideologies comes down to a simple disagreement between those who feel that people should keep most of what they earn and those who believe that getting enough people together to vote a certain way legitimizes their effort to forcibly take from those who earned their money to give it to those who didn’t.
In this view, it’s clear that Shupe’s refusal is not a rejection of a political opinion, but a rejection of enabling those who support legalizing thievery.