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A Target of Free Speech

Correction to my previous post cite vs site

March 28, 2011 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Target of Free Speech

To reiterate my previous post about this article an this issue, if all of us think purely logically this is a very simple case. Target has corporate policies for their workers regarding same sex partners so their executives are not anti-homosexual. Further a 150k political donation to a gubernatorial candidate with the intent of supporting a candidate who supported a business policy that Target supported is well within their rights, however a more thorough investigation of his policies would have served them better in te court of public opinion. For those who site case law to defend the canvass group's actions, target stores are routinely not a part of a "large shopping center" with common spaces shared by several other stores. They are typically stand alone entities on its own property which the court will have to decide if that falls under previous rulings definition of "the public square.". I would proper that it does not based on the case cited by a previous poster. Overall, I think if we can divorce ourselves from emotion in this case, the answer is clear.

March 28, 2011 at 6:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Putting ‘Canvass’ Claims To The Test


Target Corp has a strict no solicitor policy, period. They are not allowed to pick and choose who they do and do not allow. If you do look at where Target does make donations, yes, they did make a 150K contribution to the campaign of gubernatorial candidate in MN, however, they contribute about 10 fold that amount to groups that support GLBT. So, I think it's just a matter of one group trying to get a little publicity, which I don't blame them for, and everyone's PC sensibilities being ruffled, overall I have a feeling this group is only doing a disservice to GLBT community.

March 28, 2011 at 5:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Putting ‘Canvass’ Claims To The Test

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The only point that Target Corp. is trying to make is they do not allow ANYONE to solicit outside their stores, be it satanic goat killers, the girl scouts of america, the Salvation Army at Christmas time or the Canvass group. They are soliciting patrons on private property which is owned by Target Corp. If you or I were loitering or causing a disturbance in this area we would be arrested for trespassing. Target is well within its rights to request a restraining order. The issue is clouded by people's distrust and everyone's attempt to be overly politically correct. This is a very simple open and shut argument, the property the activists choose to solicit on is owned by a private corporation, and they have the right to ask anyone to leave their property. End of sotry.

March 27, 2011 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )