Dissent Is Fashionable Again !!!! If fashion designers can refuse service to the Trumps based on principle, why can’t bakers and florists follow their own principles? HYPOCRISY!!!!! It's everwhere. There’s nothing quite like a change of power to expose hypocrisy. Yesterday, the Washington Post ran a long and flattering discussion of fashion designers who are just in anguish that their artistic talents could be abused in the service of a cause they despise. In other words, they don’t want to “dress” Melania or Ivanka Trump. In an open letter rejecting the idea of working with the Trumps, designer Sophie Theallet said, “We value our artistic freedom, and always humbly seek to contribute to a more humane, conscious, and ethical way to create in this world.” She said, “As an independent fashion brand, we consider our voice an expression of our artistic and philosophical ideas.” My, my..there it is again....HYPOCRISY!!!! You see, “clothes are commodities, certainly, but they also have an artful point of view that is distinctly personal.” That’s why, Givhan says, refusing to dress the Trumps “is not the equivalent of refusing service.” Read more!
I wonder, do those designers truly love liberty, or do they just hate Trump? Is the right of free speech so precious that they’d defend it even for those who disagree? Or is it merely a means to an end, to be used and respected only for the sake of “social justice?”
Perhaps now, in the age of Trump, the Left will relearn the lessons of the past and remember the value of our most precious liberties. After all, “if there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.” That’s a principle that applies to florist and fashion designer alike. —