While this is true, businesses are also required to follow reasonable procedures when enforcing that right. A store owner cannot just punch me and throw me out of his store on a whim. He has to tell me that I am unwelcome and then give me chance to leave. If I already bought an item in the store, he cannot take it back without my consent.KissingSunlight said:Do you seriously believe that businesses don't have a right to tell people to leave their establishments? Have you ever read the sign "We reserve the right to refuse service"? Businesses do have rights. One of those rights is to kick out people who are being detrimental to their business.
In this case the security guards acted too early. The guy has made one refusal to leave and was trying to explain his situation to the airline personnel. He might not have been presented with a copy of the rules concerning the situation as the airline is required to do. The plane was on the ground and the guy did not present a threat to anyone. The reasonable option would be to talk to him to make sure that he understood the situation and that refusal could get him in trouble. Turning straight to violence was not a reasonable action by the airline's agents.