Skip to comments.You Didn't Fil-A That: Chicken fight is only round one
Posted on 07/31/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT by Daniel Clark
You Didnt Fil-A That: Chicken fight is only round one by Daniel Clark
Democrat mayors across America have evidently gotten the memo from party headquarters. If you own a business, its not nearly as much yours as you think it is. Your property only exists thanks to a collective effort, thereby rendering it communal property. Your benevolent government overseers may allow you to keep a big hunk of it, as Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren memorably screeched, but all final decisions about your business will be theirs.
Chick-fil-a president Dan Cathy, the son of founder Truett Cathy, has stated his support for the traditional, biblical definition of marriage. Well, we cant have businessmen just walking around openly disagreeing with the Democratic Party platform -- not in this new, collectivist age of ours. Behaving more like medieval feudal lords than elected representatives of the people, Mayors Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, Thomas Menino of Boston and Edwin Lee of San Francisco declared that the fast food chain is not welcome in their cities. Perhaps the ceremonial aspect of these mens positions has gone to their heads. Mayors dont actually distribute keys to the city, as if they reserved the power to lock out whomever they wished.
This is not to say that theyre powerless to follow through on their threats. All they need to do is study New York RINO mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose career reads like a mayors handbook on how to harass restaurant owners out of business. They may not be able to explicitly prohibit Chick-fil-a from expanding into their cities, but they might be able to pass unattainable regulatory standards, to be selectively enforced against those restaurants whose owners are deemed to be guilty of conspicuous Christianity.
To a big-government liberal, wielding the ability to punish a business is itself a demonstration of partial ownership. Like mobsters collecting protection money, the government allows you to operate your business, and is therefore entitled to a cut. The collectivists view this protection as yet another vital service, like providing infrastructure and educating the workforce, that defines them as stakeholders in everyones business. In exchange for withholding their destructive power, they assume the ability to dictate to you, even to the point of forbidding you from publicly expressing your beliefs.
Ironically, Cathy is basically agreeing with what had been Barack Obamas official position through the first three years of his presidency. In fact, his opinion is shared by a solid majority of Americans at least if you believe the voting results, rather than the polls. This might make it more difficult for the collectivists to win this round, but what if they choose as their next target someone whose beliefs are far less popular?
Imagine for a minute that Marge Schott has been cloned. You remember Schott, the late Cincinnati Reds owner who said that Adolf Hitler was a good man because he built infrastructure. Lets say that Clone Marge has founded a chain of pet-grooming shops called Schottzies. Although nobody has ever alleged discrimination by Schottzies against any employee or customer, it becomes the focus of controversy when Clone Marge gives a magazine interview, in which she says that the Welsh are an inferior people, who should not be allowed to purchase beer.
When the big city mayors threaten Clone Marges shops, there is no backlash like theres been in defense of Chick-fil-a, because practically nobody shares Clone Marges point of view. In addition to subjecting her to regulatory harassment, the politicians demonstrate their importance by deliberately having construction projects impede customers from entering Schottzies parking lots. In the end, Clone Marge relents, and holds a press conference to say she has seen the error of her ways, many of her best friends are now Welsh, and please, please, please do not destroy her business.
Few would protest such an outcome, yet it would be every bit as destructive as if the campaign against Chick-fil-a were to prove successful. The message from the collectivists, as delivered by President Obama in his You didnt build that speech, is the same in either case. Government created you, and government can destroy you. Only the latter half of that is true, of course. Obama and his party didnt create Chick-fil-a, any more than they created the chicken or the egg, nor would they wish to have done so.
Warrens and Obamas speeches were nothing short of declarations of war against American individualism. Whether or not they and their army of Democratchiks can prevail may simply be a matter of their choosing the right individual to attack next.
-- Daniel Clark is a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author and editor of a web publication called The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press, where he also publishes a seasonal sports digest as The College Football Czar.
I told the guys that work for me not to bring lunch tomorrow because I’m going to Chik Fil A for a bag of chicken samwiches.
The Marxists are coming out in full color now. They are holding nothing back. As the election draws closer and their man looks ever weaker their blitzkrieg will intensify to a level we only read about in histories of the dictatorial nations past. Pray for the Republic.
Their chick-salad is growing on me - I hope this trend results in a big revenue boost for them this year!
How many different ways are we going to flog the CfA story here?
Mr. Cathy gave a Christian testimony to a magazine. The deviant crowd started a mudslinging contest over it. They lost! Cathy and CfA won.....BIGTIME, without slinging any. End of story. Can we move on now?
I think it is a good thing NOT to move on. There has been needing something to stir things up, draw the battle lines, for some time now. If it has to be this Chick-Fil-A thing, fine. It had to be something, things couldn’t continue on as they had. If you want to see the gay agenda set back, this is the thing thats going to do it.
Tomorrow is D-Day of the culture war. Don’t know what it’s going to be like, but just remember the first time you got socked or punched and then you hit back with everything you had. Might not happen, but “if you want peace, prepare for war”.
We don’t have to take it from these people.
I had dinner there tonight. Would it be too weird if I had breakfast, lunch, and dinner there tomorrow?
breakfast, lunch, and dinner ping
Not at all. My wife & I have been going to Chick Fil-A for lunch since we married last year. We just liked it better than the other places even though we stop at McDonalds or Arby’s when we’re travelling. Go to CF-A for supper now & then. Never even knew that politics would become involved though we knew the great quality & service just MIGHT have something to do with the Christian values of Chick Fil-A’s founder. Up until then it was just those funny cows painting the misspelled billboards.
But now, as the lefties like to hammer us with, “the personal is the political!!” We’ll be there tomorrow on national Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day and we won’t forget to tell the service staff why we’re there and why we’re coming back.
But just in case the Lavender mob decides to get rowdy, we’re prepared. Man & woman with rings on left hands are their preferred most hated target (”You breeders!!) & I’m a Vietnam vet and it’s a mean world sometimes, so go figure.
See you there and G-d bless!
It would be so fun for me right now if I had a few hundred bucks I could blow. There’s a notorious gay bar in my town that I’d love to bring (or send) a bunch of CFA goodies to tomorrow night.
Thanks for your reply. You’re probably right. I had lunch at the CfA in Mechanicsburg, PA today. I arrived at about 11:10 A.M. There were lines out the doors on both sides of the restaurant wrapping halfway around the building, and a double line of drive-throughs. The “inside” lane ordered at the drive-up window, of course; There were staff out there taking orders from the farthest lane, turning them in, and delivering the food to the cars.
The staff was very efficient, considering; My wait was less than 10 minutes until I ordered my food, and 3 or 4 minutes until it was handed to me. I ordered “to go.” On the way to my car I snapped a photo of the lines and the cars with my phone. If I knew how, I would post it here.
One thing about the experience really stood out for me. It was how patient and polite the patrons were as they stood in line and waited, with everyone smiling and courteous. And the business-like efficiency and polite calmness of the CfA staff.
The perverts hadn’t a clue how they’d be boosting CfA’s bottom line when they threw their tantrum over Dan Cathy’s statement of faith. Praise Jesus!
Amen to that. And it speaks well of people. The rainbow agenda can’t put the genie back in the bottle this time.