Saturday, July 21, 2012

Chick-Fil-A, Gays, Tyrants and the DNC

Some interesting items on the "back pages" of today's news.

First up, the Democaratic National Committee vowed last year to ban all corporate funding for the Democratic convention. But organizers in Charlotte quietly set up a nonprofit entity to rake in corporate special-interest cash. Bank of America and Wells Fargo are just two of the Biggies to have sent checks to New American City Inc., a non-profit entity being run by top officials on the convention host committee. Corporate money is bankrolling operations in direct support of the convention, including paying the salaries of the 41 full-time host committee employees, their health insurance and for the offices where they work.

And this is FUNNY! Organizers say they are being true to their ban on corporate funding "because none of the corporate money will be spent on events inside the sports arena and stadium." As Dan Murrey, executive director of the host committee said, "I guess it comes down to how you define `the convention.'"

Didn't Bill Clinton, another Democrat, use that same tactic when he said, "It all depends on what the definition of "IS" is?"

Those Democrats can lie right to your face and, keeping a straight face, insist they are telling the truth.

Next on today's "news" agenda, the mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino (D) is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage. It seems that yet another Democrat has no use for the Constitution, i.e. the right to free speech and expression.

The restaurant's president did not indicate they would discriminate against anyone, even gays. He only said he does not believe the gay lifestyle is in keeping with his religious beliefs.

Menino, like most liberal Democrats, needs to stop ignoring the Constitution whenever it serves their purpose to do so.

If people do not want to patronize Chick-Fil-A because of its presidents views on the gay lifestyle, then they can refuse to eat there. But it is not for Menino or any other tyrant to take away the choice.


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