The pressure from the financial industry is growing

Daily WireUnder pressure from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Visa and Mastercard have blocked donations to the conservative think tank David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) after it was labeled a hate group by the militantly left-leaning watchdog organization.

In an email to supporters on Wednesday under the subject "Transaction Denied," the DHFC announced that at the request of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the two credit card companies will no longer be allowing donations to DHFC.

They have moved from blocking just firearms related transactions to any transaction with groups listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), apparently. The SPLC is a hate group itself and has inspired at least one mass murder. And let's be honest: nobody really wants to be associated with or provide services to the truly evil, but even people with destestable beliefs need to have access to basic services if they are going to live peaceful, non-criminal lives. And surely, however vile their beliefs, we would rather they do that than be forced to make a living through violent crime.

So we have two problems here: the SPLC does not accurately identify people who should be denied financial services and the other basic elements of modern civilization, and even if they did successfully identify such people, we probably don't want to deny them those basic elements of modern civilization lest we force them into actual violence.

This entry was published Mon Aug 27 12:30:58 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-08-27 12:30:58.0. [Tweet]

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