State Senator Chris McDaniel submitted this column to JJ yesterday on Chartered Financial Analysts. It is published in its entirety. Oops, I messed up. Its about Chick Fil A. Here it is.
Last Wednesday, (August 1, 2012), thousands of people visited their local Chick-fil-A stores, buying sandwiches to show their support of the restaurant president’s right to freely oppose same-sex marriage. For most, their actions were an expression in support of free speech – that is, free speech without retaliation.
When Chick-fil-A’s president dared to speak his mind, the backlash against his company was nasty. Just after the mayors of Chicago and Boston ridiculed his company, the mayor of Washington, DC, actually claimed it was selling “hate chicken.” Liberal students from at least two colleges called for their campus Chick-fil-A restaurants to permanently close. Making matters worse, officials in several cities expressed their desire to keep the restaurant out of their towns.