The beginning of the end for free enterprise?

Posted on 3rd August 2012 in Politics

We used to live in a free society where the healthy exchange of ideas was celebrated. Where you could have a difference of opinion, agree to disagree and move on. Could the last two weeks be the time when historians look back and say “That’s when freedom and free speech died!”.

I speak of course of the great Chik-Fil-A issue. The president of Chik-Fil-A, in an interview with a baptist organization, said he supported the traditional idea of marriage. For this, government officials have said this business is not welcome in their cities (to date Chicago and Boston). They have went so far as to openly say that they would do everything in their power, through zoning, etc. to prevent them from being able to open a restaurant in their city.

Let’s set aside for a moment the issue of whether or not you agree with Mr Cathy’s position. Have we really gone so far off the rails that just because we don’t agree with someone’s position that we want to deprive them of their ability to conduct business? By all accounts Chik-Fil-A does not discriminate based on their religious views. So if you don’t agree with their position don’t go to their restaurant. End of issue. But for all their talk of tolerance, the left is most intolerant. If you don’t agree with they views you are labeled with some of the most vile labels out there. Everyone is supposed to be tolerant of the lefts view but where is their tolerance for others?

So whether you agree with their religious views or not, let’s all celebrate their right to have them and show your support by having a chicken sandwich and lemonade at Chik-Fil-A tomorrow!

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