Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city
BOSTON (AP) - The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage.
Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn't want a business in the city "that discriminates against a population."So you're going to use the power of government to keep that business out? Hey, how's that pesky First Amendment working for you? You know, the Amendment that says folks - like the president of a company - have the right to speak their mind without fear of retribution from the government? I know, I know; it's Federal level and this is city; but it does go to show the MA mindset right out front and gleaming, doesn't it?
Here's a better idea, Mumbles. How about if you *don't* obstruct Chik-Fil-A from opening a restaurant in Boston, and then let the market decide? If the people of Boston truly don't want Chik-Fil-A in their city due to the homophobic comments from their president, then they can ignore the store and let it fail. That's even better than keeping it out in the first place, because they'll spend a ton of money opening the store, advertising it, and employing people before they go under.
Then again, with this marble-mouthed moron in charge, maybe it's best that no business try to invest in Boston.
That is all.