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200,000 Chick-fil-A fans sign-up to defend marriage, ‘eat mor chikin’ August 1
LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/26/12 | Peter Baklinski

Posted on 07/26/2012 4:04:58 PM PDT by wagglebee

ATLANTA, July 26, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Chick-fil-A experiences the full frontal assault of the homosexual movement’s efforts to squash those who publicly uphold and defend traditional views of marriage and sexuality, a number of high profile leaders have risen to the fast-food chain’s defense, offering a helping hand of support and encouragement.

“I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick-fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld,” wrote Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate, on a Facebook page created to support Chick-fil-A.

“Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity,” he wrote, “but if Christians affirm traditional values, we’re considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant.”

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day invites pro-traditional-marriage fans to support the fast food chain by “simply showing up and eating at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, August 1.”

“No one is being asked to make signs, speeches, or openly demonstrate. The goal is simple: Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse.”

The sign-up has already surpassed 209,000 people, with 23,000 “maybes” and another 1.6 million invited.

On Tuesday, the Facebook sign-up page mysteriously disappeared, leaving Huckabee and others wondering what had happened. The page just as mysteriously reappeared 12 hours later.

“Well, it seems we caught a 12 hour bug, apparently it hits when large numbers of Christians support something and post about it on Facebook! Have you heard about this bug?” wrote Huckabee.

Facebook told Huckabee that the page deletion was a “mistake.”

“Clearly we think it was a mistake too,” he wrote, “but aren’t so convinced it was an accident.”

The event has garnered support from high profile leaders in the pro-life and pro-family movement across the country.

Rick Santorum posted on his Facebook page: “Help us fight to for traditional families and eat chicken at the same time.”

“It is sad that liberal groups call for tolerance yet they are vicious in their intolerance when someone disagrees with them,” he wrote. “And that’s why I am joining Mike in his effort to fight for traditional values.”

The event is also being promoted by Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink, Rev. Billy Graham, International Christian Concern, and the Family Research Council.

Homosexual activists are responding to the event by promoting a “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A.”

“Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week you’ll have noticed that Chick-fil-A has officially come out against the LGBTQ community,” the organizers of the event, Carly McGehee and Michael GetEqual Diviesti, wrote on their Facebook page about the event which is to be staged on August 3.

The homosexual kiss- in has attracted 6,000 attendees.

Media critics have pointed out that the homosexual attack against the fast food chain was masterminded by mainstream, left-leaning media who misrepresented original statements from Chick-fil-A’s president Dan Cathy when he told a reporter that he was “guilty as charged” when it comes to his company’s support for traditional marriage.

That statement, reports GetReligion.org, was twisted by mainstream media and reinterpreted to mean that Chick-fil-A was anti-gay.

Cathy’s original statements mention nothing about gay “marriage.”

All Cathy said was: “Guilty as charged” regarding his company’s support for the traditional family.

“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that,” said Cathy.

“This raises an interesting journalistic question,” wrote Terry Mattingly from GetReligion.org. “Is a defense of one doctrine automatically the same thing as an on-the-record attack on the opposite doctrine? In this case, is it accurate for CNN (and others) to say that Cathy made comments about gay marriage when, in fact, he did not speak words addressing that issue?”

The author of the original interview with Cathy, K. Allan Blume, has since pointed out that the original interview was “very positive,” and that subsequent news reports “turned [the original story] into a negative.”

The term “anti-gay” never came up in the original interview, he pointed out.


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I bought fifty chicken biscuits for the people at work today, I guess I'll do it again next week.
1 posted on 07/26/2012 4:05:04 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 07/26/2012 4:06:41 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I just finished eating some Chic-fil-A myself. Their chicken nuggets are yummy! It was a great excuse to get out of the kitchen tonight.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 4:08:18 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: wagglebee

Add me to the ping list, please.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 4:13:06 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: formosa

I ate their today and told them i was there to protest the boycott. got a bunch of people fr work going next wed


5 posted on 07/26/2012 4:20:44 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: wagglebee; formosa

Good for you! We had CFA for dinner tonight, too. We plan on going there more often than we had previously.

The accusation of discrimination is absurd. All customers at CFA are treated the same, and the idea that the owner expressing an opinion is the same as discriminating against some group is a blatant falsehood. Liberals are such thugs.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 4:21:30 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: wagglebee

Ping for support


7 posted on 07/26/2012 4:23:09 PM PDT by Chainmail (Warfare is too serious to be left to the amateurs)
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To: wagglebee

Good for you! My daughter and I plan on eating there Aug. 1. Doesn’t take much to get us to Chick-fil-A anyway.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 4:23:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: formosa

Just returned from having a 3-piece chicken strip meal at Chick-Fil-A! Tasted better than usual today!


9 posted on 07/26/2012 4:24:24 PM PDT by cblue55 (The only truly hopeful future for America will be the defeat of Obama on November 6.)
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To: wagglebee

A reverse boycott. What a great idea.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 4:24:28 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Pining_4_TX

The wife and I stopped into CFA for lumch today.
Yum Yum, Kiss Kiss ya’ll.


11 posted on 07/26/2012 4:29:04 PM PDT by papageo
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To: wagglebee

I took my kids to the New Chik-Filet in our area. They had never been to one. We loved the Peach shake. My daughter liked the chicken soup (but not as good as Mom’s), and my son liked the club sandwich (with bacon). I liked the spicy chicken ok, but really appreciated the carrot raisin salad option for the “side”.

The service was very helpful, and somebody came around and offered us a bite of a fresh-baked cookie.

The prices are not that cheap. It was 22.00 for three people.

Overall, it was just fine. I’ll try some of the other menu items next time.

BTW, my conservative kids were very happy to support this business. And there was a good crowd there for nearly 2:00 p.m.


12 posted on 07/26/2012 4:29:45 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: wagglebee

We don’t have one near us. I don’t think that we’ve ever eaten there.


13 posted on 07/26/2012 4:35:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
I like their breakfast biscuits more than their lunch/dinner sandwiches; however, they do make REALLY GOOD milkshakes.
14 posted on 07/26/2012 4:37:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jess Kitting

The nearest Chick-Fil-A is almost 200 miles away. I bought some of their merchandise online though. I believe the owner won’t open a store in Las Vegas due to it being “sin city.” That’s too bad, because where sin abounds, grace much more abounds. Maybe he’d consider Henderson, or even better, the city of Paradise. LOL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise,_Nevada

“Paradise contains McCarran International Airport, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and most of the Las Vegas Strip, including well-known hotels such as Caesars Palace, the Bellagio, and the MGM Grand. Therefore, many tourists visiting the Las Vegas area are actually spending most of their time in Paradise, rather than in the City of Las Vegas.”


15 posted on 07/26/2012 4:37:45 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: trisham

I wonder whther they take credit card. We dont have one in the area but I would be willing to call in and pay for the next two orders.


16 posted on 07/26/2012 4:50:43 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup; trisham
They take credit cards, I'm not aware of any business that doesn't these days.
17 posted on 07/26/2012 4:53:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I’m guessing that what you may call a milkshake is what we call a frappe. :) I love them too. In Rhode Island it would be called a “cabinet”.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 5:00:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

I have only eaten there once before, but we will be weekly customers now.


19 posted on 07/26/2012 5:01:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (You didn't build that. We built that ... city on rock and roll.)
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To: Donnafrflorida
got a bunch of people fr work going next wed

What is that, texting? Can't spell the entire words?

I ges U R vry bzy.

FMCDH(BITS)

20 posted on 07/26/2012 5:12:13 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: wagglebee

There is only 1 here in NY and it’s in the city (ewwww). However, I think I am going to make the trip in next Weds not only to eat there but bring home lots of take out as well!

I’ll see if I can get any peeps to come along. I will certainly be sure to tell them why I am there.


21 posted on 07/26/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: wagglebee

That would look great on a tshirt—EAT MOR CHICKIN

I hope Chick fil-A puts that on tshirts with their company logo.


22 posted on 07/26/2012 5:24:16 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: nothingnew

I am typing fr my iphone on a itty bitty key pad and screen. sorry to ruin ur day.


23 posted on 07/26/2012 5:40:31 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida
got a bunch of people fr work going next wed

Thx for pstng ths cmmnt.

24 posted on 07/26/2012 5:42:12 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: cradle of freedom

“That would look great on a tshirt—EAT MOR CHICKIN

I hope Chick fil-A puts that on tshirts with their company logo.”

http://shopchick-fil-a.com/default.aspx/act/Catalog.aspx/catalogid/766/Subcategory/Tees+and+Leisurewear/category/Clothing/browse//MenuGroup/Home/desc/Deep+Red+Hanes%c2%ae+TAGLESS%c2%ae+T-Shirt+for+Adults.htm


25 posted on 07/26/2012 5:47:54 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: wagglebee

The local Chick Fil A (Beavercreek, OH) was jam packed with people today. I had the spicy chicken meal (large). The outside line of cars waiting on the drive thru was wrapped around the place twice. They had 3 employees in the green vests taking orders so the pickup window could get em going fast. People were parking out in the field across the road behind the place and walking in (like me). Funny thing - I got my order within 3 minutes. It was the most efficient operation I’ve ever seen. I hope the gays who attack Chick Fil A go to ...


26 posted on 07/26/2012 5:50:40 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Isabel C.
sorry to ruin ur day.

ur = urn? urge? urgent? urban? urinal? uranium?

27 posted on 07/26/2012 5:52:20 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: OrioleFan
I hope the gays who attack Chick Fil A go to ...

McDonald's.

Makes more room for the rest of us at Chik-fil-A. ;)

28 posted on 07/26/2012 5:53:57 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Chickensoup

Since CFA offers online ordering from their website, I was thinking people could order meals for the local fire fighters, police officers, Salvation Army, military base, and the like for pick up.


29 posted on 07/26/2012 6:02:06 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: wagglebee

BTTT. Eat chikin. The LGBT allies can go f themselves. Loser tyrants.


30 posted on 07/26/2012 6:08:21 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

I plan to stop at chick fil a tomorrow on my way up to NY.

Shoot, may even plan to buy into some CFA stock.


31 posted on 07/26/2012 6:15:56 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: HokieMom

good idea


32 posted on 07/26/2012 6:39:46 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: wagglebee

This is better than a million dollars worth of commercials for CF. I will stop in even if I am not hungry.


33 posted on 07/26/2012 6:55:45 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: wagglebee
FR thread:

Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A

34 posted on 07/26/2012 7:16:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wagglebee

And they are not open on Sundays! God bless them!


35 posted on 07/26/2012 7:18:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wagglebee

“I bought fifty chicken biscuits for the people at work today, I guess I’ll do it again next week.”

Good on you! Where should I send my resume?


36 posted on 07/27/2012 4:09:00 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: wagglebee
Liberals have their boycott we can have our mancott. We stopped in to a CFA yesterday and told the manager why. His face lite up. Meal was great - Lauderhill Fla. on Commercial Blvd.
37 posted on 07/27/2012 4:10:11 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: wagglebee

Here in my Texas location, their general business has picked up so much, that I can’t get into their parking lot. They need more franchises opened around here!!!!!!


38 posted on 07/27/2012 4:11:33 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: wagglebee
“It is sad that liberal groups call for tolerance yet they are vicious in their intolerance when someone disagrees with them,”

The reason gays are doing a 'kiss in' is that it only take 2 people per restaurant... they 'might' be able to get that number. On the other hand we'll have thousand show up in support. Too bad the MSM will ONLY cover and interview the gays...

Liberal elite bias is sooooooo predictable.

39 posted on 07/27/2012 7:39:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: wagglebee
“It is sad that liberal groups call for tolerance yet they are vicious in their intolerance when someone disagrees with them,”

The reason gays are doing a 'kiss in' is that it only take 2 people per restaurant... they 'might' be able to get that number. On the other hand we'll have thousand show up in support. Too bad the MSM will ONLY cover and interview the gays...

Liberal elite bias is sooooooo predictable.

Who wants to bet the New York Times or Washington Post runs a big picture of two men kissing? Their way of giving the finger to us and our children... a 'sandusky' salute from the press.

40 posted on 07/27/2012 7:42:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Donnafrflorida
I am typing fr my iphone on a itty bitty key pad and screen. sorry to ruin ur day.

Hahaha....you didn't ruin my day at all. You actually gave me a laugh.

FMCDH(BITS)

41 posted on 07/27/2012 12:04:16 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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10 posted on Thu Jul 26 2012 18:24:28 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Jess Kitting: “A reverse boycott. What a great idea.”

Exactly. We don't have a Chick-fil-A in our area, but if we did I'd go there on the designated day.

If more Christians made a point of patronizing businesses whose owners take biblical positions, we'd have a lot fewer leftists using our money to do bad things.

Other minority groups do a good job of supporting their businesses. That's not a bad thing; freedom of association is an American right.

Traditional Christians are no longer in a majority position in America and it's about time we start acting like a minority under attack. We got into minority status because when we were a **MAJORITY** under attack by a well-organized God-hating minority, we didn't organize ourselves very well.

Not everything in the liberal playbook can or should be emulated by conservatives, but banding together to support counter-cultural businesses and causes and people that support our Christian subculture worked for the left and it can work for us.

At the least, we'll end up with a nice box of tasty chicken. At most, we'll show the leftists that antagonizing conservatives by attacking a conservative business risks waking up a sleeping tiger that has sharp fangs and claws.

Do Chick-fil-A’s owners have a super-PAC yet to start contributing to political candidates who support traditional marriage and get targeted by liberals? If they don't, maybe they should consider it.

42 posted on 07/27/2012 12:17:32 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: wagglebee

Silly me, and busy me...

I thought Chik fil A day was two days ago...

Guess I’ll have to do it again this Wed...


43 posted on 07/27/2012 12:19:44 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: o-n-money; wagglebee; Salvation
33 posted on Thu Jul 26 2012 20:55:45 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by o-n-money: “This is better than a million dollars worth of commercials for CF. I will stop in even if I am not hungry.”

You are absolutely right.

What worked for Ben and Jerry's ice cream can work for conservatives, too. Their environmentalism and support for other liberal causes is worth tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars of free publicity.

I have no problem with liberal customers supporting liberal businesses that support their values. This is America and that is their right.

We as conservatives need to start doing the same.

The nice thing is that if the Chick-fil-A owners get yelled at for being “hateful” and asked “what does chicken have to do with politics,” their response can be, “Hey, they started this fight, not us. All we're doing is self-defense.”

35 posted on Thu Jul 26 2012 21:18:18 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Salvation: "And they are not open on Sundays! God bless them!"

And by the way, this might be a good proof for conservative Christians who think they have to work on the Lord's Day that working six days per week was enough for God and it should be enough for us... ;-) I'd be supporting Chick-fil-A even if they didn't have a biblical position on that issue because homosexuality is an abomination all Christians should fight, but it's nice to see a company that puts principle above profit. Some things are worth losing money over.

44 posted on 07/27/2012 12:40:02 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: wagglebee

damn right I’ve been there the other day and I’ll ve there tommorrow and there after


45 posted on 07/27/2012 1:35:44 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: wagglebee

Notice that the ‘homosexuals’ answer to everything is to commit more perversion? And then they wonder why we don’t want them around (especially around our children)


46 posted on 07/27/2012 4:54:13 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Comparative Advantage

I didn’t know they actually had them. Really cute.


47 posted on 07/27/2012 5:28:36 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Salvation

courtesy of The Washington Times

48 posted on 07/27/2012 5:38:50 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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