From the first paragraph of a Seattle Post Intelligencer article:

Angry that the Salvation Army might lose nearly $200,000 in donations collected in red kettles outside Target department stores in Washington state, customers have latched onto Internet-fueled boycott campaigns, written stinging letters and vowed to take their business elsewhere.

Yeah, but are any of these people sending the Salvation Army money?

Target can do what they want. It’s their turf. I’m a bit “private property rights” advocate. I’m kooky that way. Conversely, people are free to not go shop at Target because of their ban on allowing Salvation Army bell ringers on the premises. It’s a free country.

If you’re mad about the ban of the Salvation Army bell ringers, stop bitchin’ about it and send them a check to make up some of the money they may be down this Chrismas season. Not shopping at Target will not help the Salvation Army this year one bit.


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