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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I'm late to the game here, but I just want to know why all of these "BOYCOTT CHIK-FIL-A!!!!" people didn't choose to boycott the Obama campaign in 2008?
    Well at what point is Obama now and at what point is Chick-A-Fill now?

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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    wait, these permits and licenses are handled by the community and not the govt?
    they are handled by the city of Chicago... and after looking at the business license application ( which is a shall issue license) i was unable to find a spot to put down the CEOs personal political opinions.

    sorry lefties, but political opinions, popular or unpopular, are not grounds for a business license denial... and yes, denying a business license is a direct form of reprisal from the government, especially when it is publicly stated that the license will be denied over protected political speech.
    ( and to whomever said the city can just put down any old reason, that is false... business license are shall issue, and there has to be a substantiated reason to deny them.... I understand you want the city to lie in order to further your political agenda, but let's not put your severe character flaws into action as policy)

    if the city of Chicago were to deny their business license, the corporation would have a very good suit to bring to court, and it would most likely cost the city of Chicago millions.



    most likely scenario.. Rahm gets his moment to publicly pander to gay voters as if he really cares... and the business license goes through without a hitch.. the whole thing will be forgotten in short order.

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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why are you comparing infringement of the 1st amendment to infringement of the non-existent right to a business license?
    Dude, seriously??? Throwing a person in jail is not the only way to infringe on a person’s 1st amendment rights. If the government bars you from opening a business because of a political statement that is infringement. If the government bars you from employment for making a political statement, that is infringement. If the government stopped you from buying a residence for making a political statement, that is infringement.

    I’m an atheist. My personal belief is it is foolish to believe in a god. I am open about that belief. If I open a restaurant, people are completely in their right to avoid eating there because the owner is a “Godless heathen”. But you know what? The GOVERNMENT has NO right to stop be from opening it for my belief, or lack thereof. And for the same reason, they have no right to do so in the Chik-fil-A case either.

    What about your beliefs or political opinions? If any of them rub your local leadership the wrong way should they be able to bar you from opening a business? Or is it just OK for opinions you disagree with?

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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I'm late to the game here, but I just want to know why all of these "BOYCOTT CHIK-FIL-A!!!!" people didn't choose to boycott the Obama campaign in 2008?

    lack of principles with a dash of political hypocrisy thrown in for taste.

    1st rule in politics, it's only bad when the other guys do it.

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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    If a business is truly not in keeping with the values of a community, wouldn't they go broke quickly?
    yeah.. but they are hawking chicken on a biscuit.... folks don't generally care about values when buying chicken on a biscuit.

    those who do worry about values when buying chicken on a biscuit are too culturally sensitive and probably should lock themselves in their closet at home, for their own protection.

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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Bars are more difficult to get approved as it is easy for a community to cap the number of liquor licenses they will allow.
    That's well and good but I asked how YOU felt about it. You seem completely okay and are defending these towns refusing Chick-Fil-A because the company isn't "Keeping their values". I will ask again...
    Is it legal and just as okay, in your opinion, for a southern town to deny a gay bar (or gay apparel shop, TV specialty shop etc) the ability to operate, as it seem to be to you for these towns to deny Chick-Fil-A the ability to operate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Of course Cathy obviously isn't the smartest businessman.
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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Well at what point is Obama now and at what point is Chick-A-Fill now?
    Unless you're claiming that Obama voters were clairvoyant and knew that he'd flip flop on the topic of gay marriage, then your question is irrelevant.


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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I'm late to the game here, but I just want to know why all of these "BOYCOTT CHIK-FIL-A!!!!" people didn't choose to boycott the Obama campaign in 2008?
    Obama didnt donate money to organizations that oppose SSM as far as I know.

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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    Obama didnt donate money to organizations that oppose SSM as far as I know.
    He was the Presidential nominee and opposed SSM. A much more powerful position than throwing some dollars at an opposition group.
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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    Obama didnt donate money to organizations that oppose SSM as far as I know.
    I would think being an elected official and opposing SSM would be worse than giving money to an organization that opposes SSM. The elected official can actually do something about SSM. Just my opinion.

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