Other Views: Appreciating Chick-Fil-A and the American Way

The Left certainly knows how to politicize things.  After all, they have even politicized the weather.  Any time it’s too hot outside, we’re told it’s due to man-made “global warming.”  Then in the winter, when it’s too cold, we’re told it’s “climate change.”  In recent weeks, some on the Left have even gone so far as to politicize my lunch option.  How dare I eat the pure deliciousness of a Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich? Don’t I know that Chick-Fil-A hates homosexuals? (They don’t, but this is the talking point).

Today, I was proud to stand in line a few minutes longer and bear a bit more traffic to get to the home of the original chicken sandwich.  Like millions of other Americans, I turned out for what has been dubbed “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.”  This wasn’t even an organized effort – certainly not by the company.  In the face of constant political attacks on this successful American business, one former elected official (Mike Huckabee) suggested we might all just go to Chick-Fil-A the same day and show our support.  Word spread and everyone decided August 1 would be that day.  So, we went.

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Other Views: Put your money where your Tweets are

Social media has become a part of everyday life.  The vast majority of us have a Facebook page and a Twitter account.  Every day we log in and see the political rants and passionate declarations of undying love for Ron Paul and Herman Cain, among others.  We all know “that guy (or girl)” that tweets all day, every day about how conservative he (or she) is and how appalled that person is by whatever the daily news happens to be.  We all know that person fights for the conservative cause every two minutes or less via their cell phone.

These people are what I call “Twitter Conservatives”.  These people Tweet and Facebook all day long to each other about how conservative they are and about how hard they fight for conservatism.  The truth is many of you are not fighting at all.  Despite the fact that you yell the loudest, many of you have absolutely no impact on conservatism at all. Continue reading