Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Have Your Cake But Don’t Eat It – Taki’s Magazine

Posted by M. C. on December 22, 2017

Freedom is a two way street. Freedom to do something…or not.

Wedding Cake Drama is nothing new, of course, and there have probably been at least a million prospective husbands who have said, “Let’s not make a federal case out of what kind of cake we have at the wedding,” but until now they were speaking metaphorically. Charlie and David, on the other hand, went to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and got a judgment against Jack for “sexual-orientation discrimination.” Among other things, the commission required Jack to institute “staff training” of his immediate family members. This would be sort of like reading your wife her Miranda rights. If you know the guy disapproves of gay marriage, why do you want him to design your cake in the first place?

How were Charlie and David gonna get the cake from Colorado to Massachusetts?

Why did Justice Ginsburg keep bringing the discussion back to whether a wedding cake is an artistic expression or purely utilitarian?

And the Colorado lawyer kept saying, “Well, it’s just that if he designs a certain type of cake for one client, he has to offer a similar cake to all clients.”

To which Justice Gorsuch replied: What if a customer wants a red cross on a cake because the Red Cross is having a celebration, and then another customer comes in and wants the same red cross on a cake because the Ku Klux Klan is having a celebration? It’s the same cake, does he have to sell it to the KKK?

And the lawyer said that the KKK is not a protected class so they could be refused.

What if you just don’t feel inspired to create the cake someone wants?

Are you allowed to say, “I don’t care about your kid’s Little League team, and I hate their logo, and in fact I hate monstrous little baseball-playing urchins in general, so no, go away”?

Apparently, yes, you can say that and do that, but you can’t refuse to do a gay wedding cake…

Be seeing you


I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6



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