April 28, 2012
Without full disclosure, supporting a company through buying their goods or services is like being prey to false advertising… Consumers should have the right to know where their money is going, especially if to be used politically.
The problem arises as with the Komen Fund and Planned Parenthood. While I happen to fully support what they provide, others may not, and it is within their rights to disagree. My suggestion would be for companies to have separate entities within; the business part, and the non-profit, or political part. One is straight-up business, the other the politically active leg. A consumer can them decide whether or not to shop/give to one part, and/or the other.
And government funding should fall in the lines of what's legal, as with the separation of church and state.