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What do you guys think of the whole chick fil a situation? Is the backlash warranted?

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1) This is the best example

1) This is the best example of the free market at work. Customers who don't like their stance, protest it. Those who propose a true free market, anarchist or otherwise, and still promise positive, moral, results, should love this.

2) Morally, people are right to complain. Any company that would take such an abhorrent stance deserves to be villified. This is no different from companies that supported slavery, or segregation, or were against suffrage or interracial marriage.

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Loved the first point

The second was only your opinion though. One I happen to share, but opinion none the less.

True, it is my opinion. It

True, it is my opinion. It isn't fact. I'm just remarking that I like the opposition to this; I think it fair and has merit. As opposed to the backlack against, say, the Dixie Chix for criticizing Bush.

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The Government has no role to

The Government has no role to get in the way though. A mayor banning future business in a city is wrong.

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I would tend to agree, but I

I would tend to agree, but I don't really subscribe to the absolutist "it is wrong".

One could argue that the people in the city wish to live in a city where a certain business is not tolerated, and they have the right to protect themselves from people trying to infringe on that (the business owner).

Which is why states's rights has so much appeal to it

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Liberty

If the people in a city don't want a business that serves chicken then they have a right to pass an ordinance forbidding such establishments. Just as long as they forbid all such businesses.

But discriminating by force of government against any individual is wrong no matter what the individuals opinion. Once government can start doing this the concentration camps start opening for the re-education of all those who oppose the establishment. This idea has been tried before. Trust me it doesn't end well.

Now if individuals choose to boycott an establishment since they don't wish to support an individual because of his opinions, that is their right.

As my mother always used to say, "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to my death your right to say it".

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People should be allowed to

People should be allowed to do what they want --Straight or Gay

As long as they don't force it on others

Ask others to pay for it...

Harm others...

Gays and Straights don't deserve special benefits...

Gays don't have a right to force a minor to be their kid because they didn't produce the kid in most cases.

And finally...

I believe that if you encourage people in their pursuits they will discover the error (or benefit) of their ways sooner than if you constantly fight and oppose them.

Im sorry..what?

"Gays don't have a right to force a minor to be their kid because they didn't produce the kid in most cases."

So you support straight people "forcing" a minor to be their kid, but not gay people? Isn't that a special privilege bestowed upon straight people? But if one of these gay people is a biological parent I assume you don't propose we steal their child and give it to some God loving straight folks right? My sister was adopted into one of those lovely straight families you so adore, and her pysche will never recover.

The owner of Chick fil A

can believe whatever he wants and can announce whatever he wants..and people are free to express their outrage, and sponsors are free to drop their support of the company. Do I think it is wrong that the owner of Chick fil a is anti gay marriage? No. Do I think it is wrong for people to be angry? Of course not. Personally, I think we should allow gay marriage (you may disagree and I respect that).

It is actually the free market at work. Companies are free to express themselves, but must be willing to face the consequences of doing as such.

I generally agree with you

I generally agree with you but this is not just an example of the free market at work. Local politicians are actually threatening to use political coercion to stop and intimidate them.
Even beyond that while local politicians have a right to express an opinion they cross a moral line when they claim to speak for their cities. For this reason, I plan to load up on Chic fil A on Wednesday.

The coercion was happening here in Boston...

The mayor of Boston was talking a big game last week about how he would block Chic-Fil-A from opening a store on the Freedom Train. Well, come Monday he had to eat crow and make a statement saying there is nothing he can legally do to stop them, but he doesn't like them. Boo hoo Mr. Mayor. I thought it made him look incredibly stupid and totally ignorant of the law. The president of Chic-Fil-A was simply exercising his first amendment rights. He never said anything that could be misconstrued as discrimination. He merely spoke his beliefs. End of story. I expect more mayors will be eating crow in the coming days/weeks.

I second that they have no

I second that they have no right as elected officials to be biased to any company for their beliefs. They cross the line when they try to hurt business

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As long as EO employment laws

are followed, whats the big deal? The man has every right to his personal opinions as the next.

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Attack on First Ammendment Rights

"Per First Amendment expert Eugene Volokh, denying the company a building permit because of its managers’ political or religious views is grossly unconstitutional."

Who needs politicians and political parties to take away our First Amendment rights when we have "special interest" groups who use this age-old tactic. Precisely why Dr. Paul EMPHASIZES "as long as you do not infringe on the rights of others."

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Outrage to oil companies?

Outrage to oil companies for being complicit in our overseas murder would seem to spark more outrage than a bigot-ty chicken chain, but that's the clown show going these days.

I'm personally hoping the restaurant chain sees a healthy dose of capitalism from people who won't eat their anymore because of their position.

and if they get a dose of capitalism from other people who like this, then so be it.

And, for me, it's a good opportunity to remind people that folks shouldn't need a coupon from the government to get married.

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It's annoying. We've got a

It's annoying. We've got a foreign policy that slaughters thousands of people, a dollar becoming worthless, two warmongers running for president, drones flying over our homes, the TSA feeling us up, Americans being assassinated, and thousands of non-violent criminals sitting in prison for choosing what to do with their own bodies; but my Facebook feed is filled with my armchair activist friends complaining about what the guy who sells waffle fries thinks about gay marriage...without recognizing that if the state wasn't used to endorse marriage to begin with, then there would be even less reason to care.

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Its funny how that works

Everyone needs protection from the govt in situations where we would all be better off if the govt never got involved in the first place. When I was younger I accused the Russian culture of needing a daddy to run their lives. It is clear that now that I was projecting.

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You've got a point, but denying someone a business permit

strictly because of thought ranks right up there on your list of indignities.

Undo what Wilson did

Agreed. That's scary, but the

Agreed. That's scary, but the politicians and universities doing that are just pandering to the people complaining about it. That doesn't make it better, really, but it shows that they could change something worth complaining so much about.

If they are going to deny

If they are going to deny benefits, could they at least consider targeting companies that benefit from murder in Iraq and Afghanistan? Then again, why do I ask stupid questions?