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Monday, October 26, 2020

Results—Would you boycott a business based on the candidate it supports? #vote


The results are. Thank you to the 244 of you took the time to answer my question: Would you boycott a business based on the candidate whom it (or, more accurately, its ownership) supports for President in this election?

The results:

Yes = 58.6%
No = 41.4%

The comments, however, are more interesting than the results themselves. Here's a sample.

  • I would boycott a business that supports Trump because he is a racist and anyone (owner of a company included) who supports him signals, to me, that they are fine with racism.
  • I did it with Chik-fil-a because of their stance on LGBTQ so I would definitely do it if I knew they were supporting a racist / conspiracy theory promoting candidate.
  • This election is more than just politics- the candidates have different morals. I want to make sure where I work and who I work with have similar morals to myself.
vs.
  • I prefer to base my business selections on the quality of the products/services offered.
  • It's time to calm the rhetoric. And that means if someone has a product or service I want, and they didn't vote the way I liked, I should still buy the product/service. Why? Because that's the only way to keep America working.
vs.
  • You can’t preach tolerance and then boycott people who don’t agree with you.
  • We need to be tolerant of others' views- just basic civility. I'm a democrat and Biden supporter and I still feel this way.
vs.
  • This is the start of a slippery slope. First it is the candidate they support, then it is whether they like homosexuals, then it is whether they support abortions then it is whether they like Jews or Muslims or whatever, then it is whether they like whites, blacks or green people. This is how Hitler started.
  • I am tired of boycotts and cancel culture. This has gotten out of control.
  • That´s fascism.
Such a fascinating conversation that I'd never thought about approaching before this year's election, which is as much (or more) about values than it is about candidates, issues, or ideologies.

I'll leave you with this thought. No matter the candidate you support or lean towards (or against), please just vote!