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The ACLU supports Chik-Fil-A!

Posted: August 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm   /   by

How far do Democrats have to go off the deep end for the ACLU (who tend to be their natural allies) to come out against them?

This far:

And it’s not because King Obama has decreed that Chick-fil-A makes a product that is any way unsuitable for the American people. It’s because Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy had the audacity to make comments supporting families and the “biblical definition of the family unit” — comments that apparently conflict with the king’s recent pronouncement on gay marriage, even though a careful review of Cathy’s comments will show that he said nothing about gay marriage; the inference seems to have been started by liberal reporters and headline writers trying to stir the pot.

Nonetheless, Cathy’s comments have infuriated the petulant king and his court, so much so that King Obama’s mayors in Boston and Chicago issued proclamations of their own aimed at stopping further expansion of Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities.

This is nothing short of outrageous behavior by a king who is obviously out of touch with the rest of us.

King Obama’s rule is so egregious, in fact, that the traditionally left ACLU has weighed in on the side of Chick-fil-A. A senior attorney for the ACLU of Illinois reportedly told an interviewer that any government that can exclude a business for being against same-sex marriage can also exclude a business for being in support of same-sex marriage.

It shows you how far to the left that the Democrat Party has gotten when the ACLU can’t support its positions.

Is there a single Founding Father—even Alexander Hamilton—who isn’t spinning in his grave right now at 1000 rpm? NOT because of the social issue of same-sex marriage, but because of the appalling state of the liberties they bequeathed us. Government telling a business it cannot engage in its natural right to commerce because of the personal views of a principal in that business? They would be appalled if they knew.

In fact, they would probably find the current state of our nation unrecognizable. America is now the stuff of Alexis de Tocqueville’s worst fears. We can turn it around, but we have to understand the problem first. Government is not supposed to have this much power.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook