No, they shouldn't be allowed to donate at all. And a business can't hold an opinion. Only people can. It is only Chick Fil a's ability to pour its considerable money into the political process that makes its opinion worth getting in a tizzy about. Get the blasted money out of the electoral process and the owner of Chick Fil a can have or advocate any opinion he wants. His opinions will carry exactly the same weight as everyone else's.
Should the city governments block Chick Fil a because they disagree with them? No. Should people boycott the business? Hell yes. Should Chick Fil a or any other business be permitted to spend more money than a private individual in an election? $%^& no!
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Last edited by jamesrage; 08-09-12 at 05:59 PM.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Question over the Poll:
Question at the end of the OP:View Poll Results: Should business owners hold opinions/donate towards them without fear of punishment?
Sometimes I just can't help myself."Do you think a business owner should be able to hold an opinion and/or donate in favor of certain beliefs, without being punished by politicians/government?"
Thank you, Quazi!