Skip to comments.850 sign petition to remove Chick-fil-A from University of Maryland
Posted on 08/27/2012 12:44:48 PM PDT by scottjewell
Students are seeking to have the chain removed from the university's College Park campus.
Some 850 people have signed onto a petition seeking to bar Chick-Fil-A from the University of Maryland's College Park campus, the Washington Blade reports.
(Excerpt) Read more at collegepark.patch.com ...
LOL, check out that rainbow logo?
Sounds like a job for the Young College Republicans.
To the rescue... away...
Sadly there are more than 850 morons at UMd.
I hope some enterprising student starts a counter-petition, petitioning the university to keep Chick-Fil-A on campus.
And how many sales do they make in 1 day? I’m guessing at 1600.
baby temper tantrums because a guy thinks turd pokers should not have special rights.
I wish these idiots would start using their brains if they have them and stopped being either ignorant or using emotion because their friend likes his turds being pushed the sick F’s
There was a running back that signed with Auburn over Clemson because Clemson did not have a Chick-Fil-A.
How can future generations enjoy the freedoms generations have fought and died for, if they have no concept of the meaning of the Bill of Rights' protections for freedom of speech and freedom of religion and free exercise?
Just hope there are enough citizens out there who understand what's at stake in 2012.
We have the same choice which faced the colonists in 1776:
Liberty for ourselves and future generations
Slavery to coercive government power
This is the choice.
So-called "progressives" may frame the debate differently, they may use clever semantics to disguise and cloak the kind of "change" they advocate, and some may even fool themselves into believing that what they advocate is right.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis
In the end, however, their philosophy relies on coercive power by some imperfect human beings over other likewise imperfect beings.
The ideas of 1776 and 1787 were based on another powerful idea.
The same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe, the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.- (John F. Kennedy - 1961 Inaugural)
"Ideas have consequences." - Weaver
One idea led to freedom, opportunity, productivity and plenty for more people than ever had been experienced in the history of civilization. That idea relied upon a Creator-people-government arrangement.
The "other" idea has failed in every society in which it has been implemented, because it relies on a government-over-people arrangement.
"Tyranny is a poor provider. It knows neither how to accumulate, nor how to extract." -Edmund Burke
I think there were 850 people in line at the Chik-fil-a here at BSU on this, the first day of class!
Auburn has 4 Chick-fil-A stores IIRC. LOL!
That leaves 36,250 enrolled students who did not sign the petition.
The 850 can go screw themselves... oops, they already are.
As an alternative, they could just stay away from Chick-fil-a and leave everybody else alone.
Well said, lover of liberty. ;-) We need to get on a whole different track; the America we live in now is not what the founders had in mind at all.
Parents should transfer their students to a more tolerant university...
The University of Maryland has almost 38,000 students. Even assuming these signatures are legitimate(they probably are not) this is a very small group. You could get 850 college students to sign almost anything.
Good sleuthing, and I hope CFA remains on campus.
Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!
Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Typical Leftist Brownshirts. They can’t organize a boycott to get people to simply not eat there, so they petition to get it kicked off campus.
Bottom line: if its popular, it should remain. If people hate its political positions and stop eating there, it will go away.
Homosexuals and their sycophants denying others their rights!
Homosexuality is the disease that is even worse than islamic terror!
According to the UM website, Fall 2011 undergraduate enrollment at the College Park campus was 26,826 students.
If a similar number is assumed for Fall 2012, then the 850 bigots who signed this petition represent slightly more than 3% of the undergraduate student body.
And I’m willing to bet that not all of those 850 signatories are UM students.
When are they gonna get it right?
It’s not ‘homophobia’, it’s ‘homohateya’................
Better to have a sister in a whorehouse than a brother at University of Maryland!
If you want someplace to go away, DON’T SHOP THERE. Then wait.
But liberals don’t operate that way... It is their viewpoint, only, which counts, and ‘compromise’ means giving them only most of what they want.
Have some fun...sign it, using literary characters. i just signed with Harry Potter and Severus Snape. the pathetic Change.org will let you sign endlessly!
850? Hahahahaha! I got more signatures than that **by myself** on a nominating petition for General Al Haig in Iowa back in 1987 in ONE DAY without breaking a sweat, and I took a long lunch break!! Before the Internet! That was one person at a time! That’s the best they can do? Sad.
And they have over 37,000 students.
HUH SIGN IT WHY ON EARTH would I sign it.
Frigging hell it doesn;t matter what name you put it matters how many signatures they get so they can report how many and you;ve just added a couple more[shakes head in disbelief]
which makes the numbers of signatures (legitimate or not) at about 2%. toss in faculty and staff, and there probably right at a raging 1% demand to remove a tasty chicken sandwich store.
Smart kid! War Eagle!
Too bad the headline didn’t read, “97% of U of Md want CFA to remain; 3 % sign petition to Oust “
Maybe they’re getting a new Tarripan-Fil-A on campus!!!
I'd guess that in the hour or so I spent there, a couple of hundred people cycled through the restaurant. That'd include those who were there when I arrived (it was full) and those who came through while I ate (it was still full when I left). And this was nothing special, just an average Monday Lunch crowd.
Kind of puts the "850" number into perspective, I think.
It sure does, especially now that we know the 850 make up only 3 % of the student body pop. - about the same % that the gays make of the human pop.
You are wrong. The sames are public and are printed out when it is presented. Someone should script 1,000 "signatures" with Star Wars, LOTR and other characters.
Everybody signing such a petition would have their names distributed to their Marxist professors for punitive grading. Better to anonymously vote with your wallet.
Just too easy. There is too much information easily available for anyone to just believe what is told without asking, looking and challenging and thinking for themselves. It only takes seconds to find out the truth if you are discerning.
I wonder if perhaps we could be on the verge of our own end to the equivalent of what was crony capitalism in SE Asia that pretty much ended back in about ‘94. People there had been fed either nothing for information or so much dis-information that they thought they had it OK. That is until the internet cafes began to open and young people found that there was a much better world out there and they wanted it and they revolted.
I wonder if, now with the internet and alternative news, we aren’t getting wise to the lies we are being fed? Dare I hope and pray?
you signing this is only going to be reported as signatures and you thinking what you did have added more signatures,
Heres a thought, just don;t sign the bleeding thing at all and that way you have not added any signatures except the ones you have alrwady done and it can;t be added to their report of how many signed the damn stupid thing
are you actually trying to get more signatures for this, as it seems so,.
It;s a stupid , no a really stupid dumb idea to sign the thing even if you put MIckey mouse.
Great idea for the homostapo or the loons on the left
It will be reported on how many signatures have been done not who did the thing and well done you added a couple to it.[sigh]
So, you don’t think that 2.3% of the enrollment should have a voice commensurate with the majority?
Clemson DOES have a Chick-fil-A, I’ve seen it on campus.
It's not a free speech issue. It was only a free speech issue when Mayors Bloomberg and Emanuel asserted that they were going to deny permits to CF in their cites. That's an unconstitutional violation of the 1st amendment because it's government action. Here it's just a private protest. No different than us saying we're not going to support a musical artist whose politics we don't agree with.
How is the school being intolerant? School officials said they are not going to remove CF. And something like 35k kids did not sign the petition.
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