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August 6, 2012

Politicians Sliding a Slippery Slope with Chick-fil-A #chickfila

Filed under: Business,Economics,Politics — Chris Chaten @ 4:05 PM

Here’s the deal, history will prove Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s position on gay marriage is a losing one.  A Chicago Alderman agrees, as does the mayor of Boston.  But that’s not the point.

The reaction of our elected officials is.  Politicians have taken a very dangerous position of blocking private enterprise based on the political views of the folks running the company.  It’s not as if Chick-fil-A refuses to serve gays or otherwise discriminates.  It merely has a corporate culture that doesn’t align with the values of the individual politician.

I cannot agree with Cathy’s position,  but I also cannot support blocking private enterprise in this fashion.  Political viewpoints should not be used as a screen for business.   The market needs to decide, not politicians.  If we held every business to this standard, Californians should take a closer looks at their beloved In-N-Out.  The views of the Snyder family are likely pretty close to that of Cathy.

Surprisingly, NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Mr. No-Large-Soda-for-You, agrees.  He said it’s not “[the government’s role] to look at somebody’s political views and decide whether or not they can live in the city, or operate a business in the city, or work for somebody in the city.”




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