Last updated on July 18th, 2023 at 11:18 am
Sarah Palin has decided to give America a lesson on the constitution, and how gay hating chicken fits into the vision of the Founders.
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Here is the transcript from Fox News:
VAN SUSTEREN: Thank you. It’s nice to be home. I’m a little sleep- deprived, but I’m always delighted to be home.
Let me start with this Chick-Fil-A and the picture of you and Todd. I’m curious, are you jumping into this because of the cause or because of the response by some, and most notably some mayors calling for a boycott?
PALIN: Well, that calling for the boycott is a real — has a chilling effect on our 1st Amendment rights. And the owner of the Chick-fil-A business had merely voiced his personal opinion about supporting traditional definition of marriage, one boy, one girl, falling in love, getting married. And having voiced support for kind of that cornerstone of all civilization and all religions since the beginning of time, he then basically getting crucified.
I’m speaking up for him and his 1st Amendment rights and anybody else who would wish to express their not anti-gay people sentiment, but their support of traditional marriage, which President Obama and Joe Biden, they both supported the exact same thing until just a few months ago, when Obama had to flip-flop to shore up the homosexual voter base.
VAN SUSTEREN: Well, there’s nothing like a controversy to draw sort of unusual allegiances. Whoopi Goldberg, for instance, agrees with you on — not on the gay marriage issue, but on the 1st Amendment issue, and she objects to calling for people to boycott it. So it’s always interesting how controversy draws interesting people together.
PALIN: Well, anybody who is a protection — somebody who wants to protect our Constitution, all of our constitutional rights, including that freedom of speech, should speak out on behalf of this individual, whose business is being harmed by those who are intolerant and are bigoted and are hypocritical because they don’t agree with this man’s personal opinion and the sentiment that he shared and they want to see him shut down and shut out of some communities.
That is the most narrow-minded and intolerant view that they can take, very hypocritical. So those who protect the Constitution, all of our rights, I would think, would stand up and be proud Americans and say, Thank God we have our 1st Amendment rights.
Look America, Sarah Palin is giving us a lecture about the First Amendment. The same Sarah Palin who didn’t know that the vice president isn’t actually in charge of the Senate is condemning those who are boycotting Chick-fil-A on constitutional grounds. Palin was correct about one thing. There is a First Amendment issue here. Under our constitution, any American can use their First Amendment rights to speak out against discrimination. As consumers in a capitalist economy, Americans also have a right to not eat at Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A’s brand is crashing, and getting an endorsement from one of the most despised figures in the country is not going to help. Sure Palin’s support will do wonders with the people who already think gay bashing chicken is yummy, but for the majority in this country who support same sex rights and also can’t stand her, Palin’s endorsement is another nail in the Chick-fil-A coffin.
It never ceases to amaze how self described constitutional defenders like Sarah Palin are so eager to take rights away from the people that they disagree with. Palin and her Fox News cohorts are trying to move the discussion away from what Chick-fil-A’s behavior really is. They don’t want to talk about discrimination.
Time and demographics are moving against the right on the issue of same sex equality, and the reason why boycotts like those against Chick-fil-A and Rush Limbaugh are so successful is that majority of the country disagrees with conservative extremism.
Everything Sarah Palin touches fails. She is the cultural kiss of death. Once Sarah Palin adopts your cause, you have already lost. I have got some bad news for those of you who are crucifying chicken sandwiches on a cross of homophobia.
Sarah Palin is on your side. In other words, you’re doomed.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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