President Obama’s utter disregard for our Constitution has now migrated to the lower echelons of our government bureaucracy. The chief of the Boston Patronage Machine, the inimitable Mayor “Mumbles” Menino, flexed his unconstitutional authority in an attempt to deny Chick-fil-A from opening a store in Boston. Menino’s rebuke is ostensibly because of the company’s “Christian values”.
In usual far-left fashion, Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel came out and backed Mumbles assault on Chick-fil-A, saying in a statement that Chick-fil-A would be unwelcome in his city.
Then of all people, Senator Scott Brown comes to the inimitable Mayor Menino’s aid and wrote from in his South Boston Headquarters that “I disagree with what the CEO from Chick-fil-A said. I was glad he spoke further and said that his company does not discriminate.” Come on Senator, you know better than to conjure up unjustifiable images of discrimination.
What Dan Cathy, president of the Christen rooted Atlanta-based company, said in an interview is that, “we’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.” Cathy’s father founded the chain and instilled biblically-based principles in its operations, including the practice of closing on Sundays in respect to the Christian day of worship.
Oh my gosh! A chain that closes on Sundays to respect biblical teachings and supports biblically based tenets! These guys must be a threat to our National Security so to hell with their 1st Amendment Rights!
Enter stage left, Mayor Michael Bloomberg who appears to arrive from a SYFY Episode because he disagrees with Mumbles and sides with Chicken-fil-A and their incontrovertible right under our Constitution to operate a store in Boston.
Even stranger than Mayor Bloomberg’s SYFY Episode is the Boston Globe’s editorial statement that, “The president of Chick-fil-A opposes gay marriage. While this view goes against the grain in a state that made history by embracing it, it’s no reason for Mayor Thomas M. Menino to oppose a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Boston.”
This episode once again proves that politics can indeed be stranger than fiction!