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Re: I don't see a problem

Reader comment on item: Don't Bring That Booze into My Taxi
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Submitted by Steve (United States), Oct 12, 2006 at 15:18

Your argument is flawed. They are not simply a private business that can do what they want. Cab drivers have a city/state franchise that creates a restricted market and determines their above free market taxi rates. As such, they are required to follow regulations in exchange. Is it ok if drivers refuse to pick up handicapped people or people of a certain race or religion? What about the issue of someone's religion requiring sacramental wine and cab drivers refusing to take them? Is it fair to assume the a Catholic Priest carrying vestments might very well have a small container of wine.

IMHO, I would stand outside the door of the airport and hand people on the cab line miniature booze bottles in protest.

Furthermore, why aren't airlines from so called Moslem countries prohibiting the carrying of booze on the planes themselves? Why is this only Minneapolis Moslem cab drivers? Last I checked there are many NYC, Detroit and Wasington DC cab drivers who appear to be Moslem but don't seem to have this problem. Why is CAIR stepping in when this is such a localized issue?

This is a bogus politicized issue.

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