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 It’s High Time We Make Woke Corporate America Feel Real Pain: Here’s How We Can Start

It's long past time our elected politicians use the powers they have to protect their constituents from the powerful and wealthy private interests who have so casually set us in their sights.

By Christopher Bedford
April 7, 2021

Companies must be held accountable. When they carelessly and callously wield their power to strike out at the American people, they must be made to feel pain. Not simply nagging second thoughts or embarrassment, but real pain: pain in their wallets, in their boardrooms, and in the offices of their general counsels.

It’s a tactic the American left long ago mastered. Boycotts and sponsorship threats have been a hallmark of their activism, but with rare exceptions, conservatives have failed to catch on. If a company bucks them, the left won’t hesitate to use the power of government, from regulation to the Internal Revenue Service to the Environmental Protection Agency, to frighten them into subservience.

“Government is a gun!” the modern American right’s libertarian streak tells us. “Don’t aim it at your opponents,” the warning goes, “or it will soon be used on you.” Makes sense in theory, but of course nearly every chance the left gets it turns the power of government on the rest of us and pulls the trigger.

Over the past year, we’ve seen government pressure campaigns and vindictive investigations and prosecutions evolve into police raids on defiant businesses and churches. It’s well past time we can say enough: The non-aggression principle is a nice theory — but it’s a theory that doesn’t stand up against vicious and unscrupulous opponents. And it’s long past time our elected politicians use the powers they have to protect their constituents from the powerful and wealthy private interests who have so casually set us in their sights.

The American corporate leaders of today are woke. What might once have begun as simple profit-seeking, more influenced by fear of left-wing boycotts than conservative scolding, has long-since evolved into full-fledged devotion to the new ideas.

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Thanks for posting @mystery-ak , but the author needs to learn how to get to the point much earlier in his article.
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