by Amelia Hamilton | August 8, 2012 12:03 am
Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day was about gay marriage as much as the battle against Obamacare was about healthcare. That is to say, it wasn’t. This will certainly stump some people, but I’m here to help.
Obamacare was : passed: by: congress through bribery, reducing the quality of American healthcare and raising costs. It expands the size of our government and deficit for something most Americans don’t want. Don’t believe it’s just conservatives. Look at those getting waivers. Some of Obama’s biggest fans don’t want it, either.
It seems like people want everyone else to be forced into Obamacare. That is the crux of the issue, the source of our discontent. It wasn’t about healthcare, but the freedom to choose. Isn’t the left supposed to be pro-choice, or is that only on abortion?
Obamacare changed our relationship to the government which, apparently, can now force Americans to buy…anything.: For those who support Obamacare, consider that you won’t always agree with the government. What happens when it tells you to buy something you don’t want, or to which you are opposed on moral or religious grounds? Too bad.
Government intrusion was also behind Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. In a July interview, owner Dan Cathy, upon being asked,: stated, that he believes in the traditional definition of marriage. He continued “We know that it might not be popular with everyone but… we live in a country where we can share our values.” Oops. Somebody forgot to tell certain mayors.
Boston Mayor Menino said that Chick-fil-A “doesn’t belong in Boston,” vowing that “If they need licenses…it will be very very difficult.” In Chicago, mayor Rahm Emmanuel said “Chick-fil-a values are not Chicago’s values.” Really? Emmanuel doesn’t have a problem with Louis Farrakhan, who has a history of being anti-gay and gay marriage. Mayor Lee of San Francisco tweeted “Closest #ChickFilA…is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.”: Apparently, the mayors of these cities believe that they may harm a business if they do not agree with the owners. That is when conservatives stood up for free speech.
Chick-fil-A did not break any laws. In a statement, they said, in part, that they aim to “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect–regardless of…sexual orientation.”
Think whatever you like of Cathy, and boycott his business if you’d like. That is your right. It is not the right of a mayor to determine what people may believe in his or her city. What will happen when you and your mayor disagree and your livelihood is threatened? Are you prepared to be called a bigot to stand up for free speech? We were.
Don’t make assumptions based on a few errant tweets. Before you assume the worst, take a second to find out what the real issue is. At the rate we’re going, it’s going to be too late by the time you figure it out.
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