Two Worlds Collide: Eric Zorn and Mary Mitchell Stand Up Against Mayor Emanuel and Ald Moreno to Support 1st Amendment
Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values,” Emanuel said Wednesday.
Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno’s threat to stop Chick-fil-A from opening a fast-food restaurant in his ward is not only ridiculous; it’s dangerous.
In a body as corrupt as the Chicago City Council has proven to be, we don’t need to give aldermen another excuse to open a bag of tricks.
From Eric Zorn
Those who are cheering on these pols ought to imagine the jackboot on the other foot – reactionary public officials in some backwater town denying an entrepreneur the right to operate an ordinary business simply because he’s an open supporter of Obamacare, abortion rights or even marriage equality.
Such a hypothetical should make it easy to see how it plainly offends the spirit of the Constitution – and sets a horrible precedent – for public officials at any level to punish otherwise legal forms of speech with arbitrary exercises of government power.
image Jerry Lee Lewis album “When Two Worlds Collide”