*Hoping most do!*
If so do you support the people who have chosen to boycott BP and affiliated brands; or do you take issue with their action?
Not asking if you are or are planning on also boycotting; just do you think it's right/ok for people to do so in order to voice their disapproval with the Gulf situation.
Why or Why not?
I support capitalism and I also support people's freedom to choose what they consume. I support free speech and if that equates to someone speaking out against BP's actions or personally boycotting the purchase of their products, or speaking out against the government's actions then those would be covered by that as well. Where I draw a line of support is when I am told that I cannot purchase a product for ideological reasons that aren't my own. I would take issue with protesters preventing me from purchasing BP products if I so desire (not that this is happening, just pointing out where my support of free speech ends).
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:01 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by vicesix at 7:09 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
I just got back from the mall with my son. After $128 for 2 pair of shoes and $141 for some shorts, shirts and drawers, I would say I definitely support capitalism. I will not willingly boycott independent business owners because the name of their franchise has had this event. I didn't boycott Amoco in 1979 when they had the same problem (well almost the same - they had a huge spill that lasted 10 months in the Gulf). The franchise owners don't have anything to do with it, and they have to feed their families, pay their employees, and support the tax base of my area. Boycotting the independent owners is counter productive to economic recovery. It really doesn't hurt the corporate BP at all.
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:55 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:20 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 9:41 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by acurran88 at 8:06 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by NightPhoenix at 2:18 PM on Jun. 27, 2010
Answer by jessradtke at 5:14 PM on Jun. 27, 2010