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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yeah, but they DIDN'T. Mitt Romney COULD declare himself Emperor of America, conspire with top military generals to stage a coup, and run the nation as a dictatorship for the rest of his life. But let's instead worry about what will ACTUALLY happen rather than what could theoretically happen.
    They threatened action for exercise of a right, that is not acceptable. I fear this is a point you don't even want to consider because you'd rather lambaste anyone who may have gone to Chick-Fil-A

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    If your goal is to oppose Rahm Emanuel rather than support Chick-Fil-A, buying a chicken sandwich is a very odd way of doing it. Do you always protest the actions of public officials by eating fried food?
    I'd say swing him from the nearest tree. But others may think that supporting Chik-Fil-A a slightly better form of protest.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Good for Chick-fil-A.


    Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters | Fox News
    It used to be that taking a bite of a chicken sandwich just meant you were hungry. Now it has become a symbol of whether you stand for or against same-sex marriage, or – alternately – the right to express your personal views without fear of retaliation.
    At Chick-fil-A locations across the country, people voted with their wallets today, coming out to express support for the fast-food chain after CEO Dan Cathy said in an interview that he is a firm backer of traditional marriage.
    “I believe what the Bible says (about marriage),” Chauncy Fields told us after wolfing down a breakfast of chicken and biscuits. “So I came out here to support Chick-fil-A and the movement.”
    Chris Johnson sees a double standard. “He (Dan Cathy) said the exact same thing that President Obama said,” Johnson told Fox News -- referring to the president’s past opposition to gay marriage – “And he gets negativity, and Obama gets positivity.”
    At one Atlanta location, the restaurant was packed, while the line for the drive-thru looped twice around the building and out into the street.

    The backlash across the country against Chick-fil-A has been ferocious. After the mayors of Chicago and Boston heaped scorn upon the company, the mayor of Washington, DC, suggested it was peddling “hate chicken.”
    Those comments drew a sharp response from Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African American Pastors. “Some people are saying that because of the position that Chick-fil-A is taking, they don’t want them in their cities. It is a disgrace. It is the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant," he told a press conference in Washington, DC.
    The Chick-fil-A firestorm has taken on different meanings for different people. For some, it harks to the days of intolerance and segregation. For others, it is about religious views of marriage. But for most people who Fox News spoke to today, it is about free speech.
    “I think it comes down to a First Amendment issue. I mean, I do believe in the traditional values of marriage between a man and a woman,” youth pastor Stephen Lenahan told Fox News after a leisurely breakfast with three members of his ministry. He is also puzzled as to why Dan Cathy is such a target, when other corporate CEOs who openly support same-sex marriage are not similarly criticized by conservatives.
    So that's why the place was ****ing packed. I just wanted some godamned waffle fries. This **** needs to stop, because it's impeding my ability to get chicken and waffle fries. I don't have the patience for that crap.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Because the legislature decided to fix the problem instead of the SCOTUS having to rule upon it.
    Correct and that is the LAW OF THE LAND. Trying to bend and "tweek" the constitution is WRONG, it says what it means and means what it says. Changing OPINIONS of 5/4 of our nine robed umpires do not make law, nor does the chief executive, only the elected represetatives of the people do. Marriage is and always was a state law issue, just as age of consent and juvenile justice statutes. Simply because the states differ in their laws does not make it a federal or individual rights issue UNLESS it is addressed by the constitution. I see no cry from the left for uniform 2nd amendment rights, certainly not arguing that the INDIVIDUAL right to keep and bear arms must use the least restrictive measures (if any) to ensure the safety of others, but rather that the states are free to do the "will of the people" without any outside interference OR that they must adhere to the constitution AS WRITTEN. Hmm...
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Correct and that is the LAW OF THE LAND. Trying to bend and "tweek" the constitution is WRONG, it says what it means and means what it says. Changing OPINIONS of 5/4 of our nine robed umpires do not make law, nor does the chief executive, only the elected represetatives of the people do. Marriage is and always was a state law issue, just as age of consent and juvenile justice statutes. Simply because the states differ in their laws does not make it a federal or individual rights issue UNLESS it is addressed by the constituon. I see no cry from the left for uniform 2nd amendment rights, certainly not arguing that that INDIVIDUAL right to keep and bear arms must use the least restrictive measures (if any) to ensure the safety of others, but rather that the states are free to do the "will of the people" without any outside interference OR adhere to the constitution AS WRITTEN. Hmm...
    Your so wrong here it's not even funny. I suggest you do some studying on the role of the Supreme Court, and judicial review.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    So that's why the place was ****ing packed. I just wanted some godamned waffle fries. This **** needs to stop, because it's impeding my ability to get chicken and waffle fries. I don't have the patience for that crap.
    Meh, go to Sonic or something else. Chik-Fil-A isn't all that great.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They threatened action for exercise of a right, that is not acceptable.
    You're right, it's not. And so he quickly recanted. Chick-Fil-A, on the other hand, has not recanted for its pro-discrimination advocacy and funding of hate groups.

    I fear this is a point you don't even want to consider because you'd rather lambaste anyone who may have gone to Chick-Fil-A
    Like I said, if you just went there because you wanted a chicken sandwich, fine. If you went out of your way to specifically go there yesterday because it was "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day," then I don't believe for one second that it's because you were so outraged by Rahm Emanuel.

    I'd say swing him from the nearest tree. But others may think that supporting Chik-Fil-A a slightly better form of protest.
    How exactly does buying some fried food make government officials less likely to do this in the future? Do you think Rahm Emanuel gives a damn if you went to Chick-Fil-A yesterday?
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Meh, go to Sonic or something else. Chik-Fil-A isn't all that great.
    I just like their fries, and they're the only place in this area that makes waffle fries. The chicken is just because I'm already there, and may as well get a combo. I also like the service at the one here, the staff is really nice, and don't have ****ty attitudes like most of the places in this town.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They threatened action for exercise of a right, that is not
    That is exactly what anti gay marriage politicians are doing.

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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

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    Your so wrong here it's not even funny. I suggest you do some studying on the role of the Supreme Court, and judicial review.
    OK. The SCOTUS changed its opinion of "separate but equal", based on NO change in the constitution, only a change in the opinion of the judges that VOLUNTEERED to (re)hear the case. The problem with judicial review is that it is TEMPORARY and subject to change without notice, also that the SCOTUS has no NEED to rule on ANYTHING, they have "passed" on many cases offered (appealed) to them simply because they can "opt out" anytime that they wish to do so.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

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    Read the 14th amendment and you will realize that SSM is a constitutional right.
    If that's true, then where's the problem?
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