Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino repeated today that he doesn’t want Chick-fil-A in Boston, but he backed away from a threat to actively block the fast-food chain from setting up shop in the city.
“I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” Menino said, referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.
The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”
No, it’s totalitarianism. Straight up and undiluted. The hack Mumbles thinks he is a king.
Democrats like Menino have become thought police and in a sane time would be tarred and feathered in the public square before being exiled from public life forever. Today, tar use would get you in trouble with the environmentalists, feather use would get the pet killers at PETA down your throat, and the nation elected a totally inexperienced backbench ideologue to the presidency, which doesn’t say much for the sanity of the 52% who voted for him.
We have too many public officials now who see no limits on their power. They have no sense of modesty and they go out of their way to dismiss the possibility that others have the right to disagree with them. They know better than the rest of us and they do whatever they want to do. Bloomberg bans sodas, Menino and Rahm Emanuel turn city governments into fascist fists strangling the freedom of thought. And the world dances merrily on. Officials who behave as Menino and Emanuel and Bloomberg behave are not American, in the deepest sense of what it means to be an American.
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m going to Chick-Fil-A on August 1st. Twice, if I can. I’ve had more than enough of these thugs.