I stand for freedom.
August 2, 2012 5 Comments
I was going to write my observations on the day after the Chik-fil-A support day. Last night I read this and decided not to. Jessica Chasmar of More Patton, less patent leather, said it far better than I could, so here she is.
I’ve heard a lot of opposing views on the chicken debate and before going into mine, I’d like to preface it with my views on gay marriage.
I am a Libertarian. I don’t believe the government has any business in marriage, but unfortunately, with our current tax code, marriage is a federal institution. On the flip side, religion has no business in government. Therefore, I believe in government unions and religious marriage. If gays want to get married in a church, that’s something they’re going to have to take up with the church and its congregants. I don’t believe in this “support gay marriage” nonsense, because passing gay marriage state-by-state is only addressing the symptom, not the disease. The disease is in the tax code. The disease is that the government is intimately involved in a holy union between two people. The only way to eliminate this breach of separation of church and state is to rewrite the tax code, and let the churches, and the churches alone, perform a marriage.
So the hundreds of people that yell and berate me every day — calling me bigoted, racist, redneck, ignorant, uneducated — are simply just ignoring the fact that I am a Libertarian, and I do not subscribe to legalizing “gay marriage” as it is termed. The gays are simply addressing the wrong issue if they truly want freedom.
This brings me to my stance on the Chick-fil-A debate. I never said a word when CEO Dan Cathy expressed his views on gay marriage. The fast-food chain shuts down on Sundays for crying out loud, I don’t think it was ever any question what its doctrine was. I also never said a word when the left-of-center chomped at the bit to criticize the company and attempt to launch a boycott. This is the very essence of America. Fight the speech you don’t like with more speech. Beautiful stuff. I applaud it.
But then the politicians got involved. First, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino vowed to keep the franchise out of his city, then Chicago alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno moved to ban the restaurants, then New York City Councillor Christine Quinn moved to ban it, and then — and here’s the real kicker — Rahm Emanuel speaks out in support of Moreno, saying Chick-fil-A’s values “are not Chicago values.”
Continue reading I stand for freedom. It’s all good, and there is a slideshow at the end.
This is the issue before us, living as free men and women or going to the slaughter as mute sheep.
I stand with Jessica for freedom
- Hundreds in line back Chick-fil-A in Fresno amid marriage-remark dispute (fresnobee.com)
- Government Takes Steps to Ban Christian Beliefs (constitutionclub.org)
- Black Pastors Campaign Against President Obama Over Gay Marriage (atlantablackstar.com)
- 500 support Chick-Fil-A (toledoblade.com)
- Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day: Half A Million To Show Up At Restaurants (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- My Take: Chick-fil-A controversy reveals religious liberty under threat (religion.blogs.cnn.com)