Tilted Kilt and freedom

I’ve heard a lot of discussion about the Tilted Kilt, the new restaurant in Harrisonburg that features waitresses in skimpy outfits. Much of the discussion reflects a basic misunderstanding of liberty. You may not like the restaurant’s concept, but they’re free to operate within the constraints of law — and no one is suggesting that those outfits are illegal. Equally well, you may not like the restaurant’s critics calling on the community not to go there. The point is that all of those speaking for and against the restaurant are engaged in constitutionally protected speech. It’s not polite to tell your opponents to shut up, but even that is constitutionally protected speech. So, have at it — I have confidence that the right outcome will happen in the end.

6 thoughts on “Tilted Kilt and freedom”

  1. It’s just a restaurant, for crying out loud. The world didn’t come to an end because of Hooters and Harrisonburg will survive Tilted Kilt. If you don’t like it, don’t go. Society needs to stop being so politically correct. Lighten up and stop taking everything so seriously.

  2. People need to lighten up. It’s just a restaurant and they have the right to run it whichever way they choose to maximize profit. I wish the owners the best of luck and I’m looking forward to trying it out. I judge a restaurant on their quality of food, not appearance of the waitstaff. A plus will be that I won’t have to bribe or coerce my husband into going with me. 🙂

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