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Thread: Chick-fil-A

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

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    It's the pickle. Really.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    So long as the organizations they're donating to are not terrorist groups or illegal activities then yeah. They should be able to express whatever view they want and donate to whomever they want without government censorship or penalty.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    So long as the organizations they're donating to are not terrorist groups or illegal activities then yeah. They should be able to express whatever few they want and donate to whomever they want without government censorship or penalty.
    I agree we cant pick and choose to hear only what we want to hear...

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

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    cukes
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    So long as the organizations they're donating to are not terrorist groups or illegal activities then yeah. They should be able to express whatever few they want and donate to whomever they want without government censorship or penalty.
    That's the crux.

    Government authority cannot be used to silence unpopular ideas espoused by private citizens.

    Public opinion can, through marginalization and mockery.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    A business should have a right to cater to and steer toward the clientele they wish to. It's a slippery slope granted, and the business should not be exempt from any bad press or the condemnation of most of the society which they may be offending due to their stances or practices. They should be allowed basically to do as they please so long as no actual laws are being broken. What results from that is on them. So no, no legal punishment.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Ummm, not to beat a dead horse, but the OP and the post question are worded differently which is the reason for some ambiguity in the answers. Many thought they had to clarify, including me.
    I couldn't fit the entire question in the OP into the poll's question space.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    This whole issue about Chick-fil-A has imo boiled down to whether or not business owners have the right to hold an opinion/donate in favor of their beliefs, without being punished. The ACLU has even stepped up to defend Chick-fil-A's rights. I think that so long as the ACLU, which is typically left-leaning, supports the rights of businesses with vastly differing beliefs, America's freedoms are preserved. My simple yes/no question is this:

    "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?"

    Why would business owners be exempt from the rights everybody else in the country have?

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It depends, if they are donating money to illegal things then they should be punished.

    Other than that the government shouldn't do anything, but they should be well aware that their customer base may shrink.
    Or grow as the case maybe.

    Most people woldn't have know what organizations the company was donating money to if the 3 governers hadn't opend up their big mouths.

    The majority of people don't care what a CEO does with his money.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I've had it, off and on, since I was a kid.
    Never once, have I thought, "lets go to Chick-Fil-A."
    So it doesn't have the same addictive qualities that KFC has?

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