Skip to comments.The Tolerance Enforcers
Posted on 07/28/2012 6:38:25 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
To modify Lord Acton, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, but aldermanic power corrupts all der more manically. Proco Joe Moreno is alderman of the First Ward of Chicago, and last week, in a city with an Aurora-sized body count every weekend, his priority was to take the municipal tire-iron to the owners of a chain of fast-food restaurants. Because of this mans ignorance, said Alderman Moreno, I will now be denying Chick-fil-As permit to open a restaurant in the First Ward.
This mans ignorance? You mean, of the City of Chicago permit process? Zoning regulations? Health and safety ordinances? No, Alderman Moreno means this mans ignorance of the approved position on same-sex marriage. This man is Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, ....
The citys mayor, Rahm Emanuel, agrees with the alderman: Chick-fil-A does not represent Chicago values which is true if by Chicago values you mean machine politics, AIDS-conspiracy-peddling pastors, and industrial-scale black youth homicide rates. ....
Americans talk more about liberty than citizens of other Western nations, but, underneath the rhetorical swagger, liberty bleeds. When Mayor Menino and Alderman Moreno openly threaten to deny business licenses because of ideological apostasy, theyre declaring their unfitness for public office. Its not about marriage, its not about gays, its about a basic understanding that a free society requires a decent respect for a wide range of opinion without penalty by the state. In Meninos Boston, the Freedom Trail is heavy on the Trail, way too light on the Freedom.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
First was the demand we “Tolerate”
Now, the command that we must “Celebrate” this perversity.
If you refuse to “Celebrate”, the powers that be are going to prohibit people from working, earning a living, buying or selling and doing business. Where have we heard this before?
Great stuff...thanks for posting; and, when he hosts for the Maharushie, he is fantastic.
Thanks, as always, Mark Steyn.
And yet Emmanuel will meet with Farrakhan, who is a bigot and anti Semite. The Chicago Way.
Well, these gangsters have really been letting the mask slip lately, haven’t they? I wonder if the American people are finally going to notice and see them for what they really are—thugs who abuse the powers that have been delegated to them to indulge their personal whims.
Darned awesome Steyn PING!
drop leaflets. wait one week. drop nukes.
The citys mayor, Rahm Emanuel, agrees with the alderman: Chick-fil-A does not represent Chicago values
That means no under the table fee just to walk in the door.
That means no 12-15 murders every week in the restaurants.
That means the restauranrt will be clean, run by intelligent humans beings that have a sense of decncy about them.
Take your Chicago values and shove them where the sun won’t hit them Mayor..
I neither tolerate and I will never celebrate perversion...
>> Its not about marriage, its not about gays, its about a basic understanding that a free society requires a decent respect for a wide range of opinion without penalty by the state.
A meager assertion. It IS about marriage, and the state has no business regulating the tradition of marriage.
The state is now persecuting and prosecuting those that do not support the state’s now random definition of marriage. While the state is indeed violating the 1st the Amendment, the effective consequence is the persecution of those that refuse to participate in the affairs of homosexuality.
What a great line. It captures the current state of our society.
The Bill of Rights is under assault.
So since the dawn of time, Marriage between a man and a woman is the very lynch pin of civilization.
Rename The Mayor Emanuel to the Godfather of Ignorance. These people give Stupid people a bad name!
The Justice Department should be filing against these bastards for conspiracy to deprive rights under color of law.
:: crickets ::
Let the Marxists deny the permits. It will undeniably expose them as the fascist scum that they are.
This is a battle that they can’t win.
If you're going to post Steyn, I respectfully request you start a ping list. Even just the beginnings of one.
I also respectfully request you put my name on the list.
I almost missed this Steyn article --- and I don't want to miss ANY of them!
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