Monday, August 06, 2012
Left-wing Political Correctness v. First Amendment
After Chick-Fil-A's-CEO announced opposition to gay marriage on religious grounds, the left reacted angrily. Private citizens don't have to honor the First Amendment, but public officials must. Two of the nation's worst knee-jerk authoritarian left-wing mayors, Emmanuel of Chicago and Menino of Boston threatened to ban Chick-Fil-A from their cities. Both are also strong supporters of gun control laws that would probably not pass Second Amendment muster. Even the left-leaning Dallas Morning News called them out on their disrespect for First Amendment rights. Left-wing political correctness is the supreme law of the land for many on the left. However, the Constitution is the the real supreme law of the land. As you may recall, Emmanuel was Obama's Chief of Staff. I hope Obama doesn't share his former staff-member;s attitudes. However, Obama's infamous "Bittergate" remarks suggest that Obama is also not a supporter of freedom of religion.