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Taking Vengeance Too Far?

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Dracon (Greek: literally, "sharp-sighted") was the first recorded legislator of Athens in Ancient Greece. He replaced the prevailing system of oral law and blood feud by the Draconian constitution, a written code to be enforced only by a court of law. While there are reasons to believe that he is also a fiction, entirely or in part, since the 19th century, the adjective draconian refers to similarly unforgiving rules or laws, in Greek, English, and other European languages.

It seems to me that there are now even fewer lows to which Costello will stoop in his quest to avenge himself upon those whom he believes have wronged him. I will grant that the draconian law being cited here was probably written with the expressed intent to protect against those who might wish to do harm to others. However, this law is one that is explicitly designed to express the Orwellian sentiment that "all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

If, as the Republicans so often exclaim, corporations are just as equal to protection under the law as individuals are, then the owners and managers of these venues have just as much of a right to determine which people they allow onto their property, as well as what objects those patrons can (and consequently, cannot) bring onto their property.

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