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UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OR ARE THEY?

In addition to administering Wing Nut Gal, I have a number of other business concerns, one of which is the design and implementation of websites for third party clients. After what took place in Walkerton, Indiana with respect to the closing of Memories Pizza, I made a business decision to discontinue website designing for third parties. Of course, the websites that I currently administer, I will continue to administer and for those who I have already made agreements with, I will design their websites.

As a website designer, I must and I repeat must have full control over what I put out in cyberspace that carries my company name. In other words, I must have the right to refuse business that I find objectionable.
Since it looks as though the government intends to force private business owners to accept business even if that business is contrary to their beliefs and standards, I wonder how many other small business owners may just give up and close their doors.

All businesses have their guidelines/rules within which they operate and they should. Some rules may be unreasonable and even stupid, but the business has the right to have these rules and operate within them. I’ve just about warned this example out, but I’m going to use it again. I own a cake baking business in the Birmingham, Alabama area and I refuse to bake Auburn cakes because I’m an Alabama fan. Now how smart is that and how long am I going to stay in business if I refuse to bake Auburn cakes? Not very long, I can assure you. That’s a stupid guideline, but I should have the right to have that guideline.

A wedding planner who hangs out his or her shingle in San Francisco’s tenderloin district and refuses to plan same-sex weddings will, more than likely, go out of business also if his establishment is not destroyed first by the tolerant left. Locating in the tenderloin district and refusing to do same-sex weddings is a stupid business move; but again, you should have that right.

I’m not a libertarian who thinks that the government should not be involved in businesses altogether. There are some necessary and humanitarian regulations that should be in place. If someone approaches you about a job in your company, you should either take their resume, give them a job application to complete, or at least get their name and contact information even if you have no jobs available. I also okay with the law that says you can’t ask a person’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, marital status, etc. Jobs should go to the best qualified candidate, period.

Now that I’m no longer accepting new website design clients, I will be restricting my income, thereby restricting the creation of wealth. I’ll be paying less in taxes and therefore, the government will be collecting less revenue. How many other folks are out there like me who are going to close their doors because they might be forced to accept business they don’t want to accept? Will there be any mavericks out there who will try to fight the tolerant left? I really hope there are. Am I a chicken for making this decision? Actually, yes I am. I feel that my personal circumstances warrant it, though.

As a result of what happened to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, I predict that many businesses will close because the owners just don’t want the hassle. Also, many businesses will be forced to shut down because of actions by the tolerant left.

Small businesses are the backbone of this nation’s economy. The tolerant left who is against all forms of capitalism has now found another means to take down capitalism and further its plan to make every one of us dependent upon the government for our livelihood.

According to rule 12 of Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.) It looks like the tolerant left is doing just that.

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THIS IS AMERICA, IS IT TIME FOR THE GLOVES TO COME OFF?

This is America, land of the free and the home of the brave. This is America where you have freedom of speech. If you don’t like what your government officials are doing, you can say you don’t like what they’re doing. At the next election, you can vote them out.

I say some strong stuff in this blog. I don’t like what the current administration’s doing and I say it. When I turn in tonight, I’m not fearing that a creepy black government vehicle will pull up outside my door, secret police will shoot the locks off, enter my home, drag me from my bed, and take me off to some prison where I’ll be tortured and eventually die. As far as I know that’s not currently happening and I don’t think it will. Before this kind of stuff begins to happen, I think the American people will take things in their own hands and do what’s necessary.

People are being destroyed in this country because they don’t tow the “tolerant left” line. The most recent casualty that has taken place is the shutting down of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana. There been several stories to emerge regarding the closing down of this private family business. The latest I have read was from pjmedia.com.

According to pjmedia, an ABC-57 report our of South Bend, Alyssa Marino, was sent by her editor to the small town of Walkerton, Indiana where she just walked into Memories Pizza and asked how they felt about Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Owner Crystal O’Connor says she’s in favor of it, noting that while anyone can eat in her family restaurant, if the business were asked to cater a gay wedding, they would not do it because it conflicted with their biblical beliefs. In a tweet, Ms. Marino indicated that the O’Connors had never been asked to cater a same same-sex wedding.

According to pjmedia, Memories Pizza didn’t blast out a news release. They didn’t contact the media, nor did they make a stink on Twitter or Facebook. They didn’t even post a sign in the window rejecting gay wedding catering jobs. They simply answered questions from a novice reporter who strolled into their restaurant.

On the ABC-57 news that night, quite a different story was broadcast. The story indicated that while South Bend, Indiana is “welcoming,” that small business (Memories Pizza) is not. Not only did ABC-57 create that story out of nothing, but the next day, another station reporter reported on the social media backlash against the Christian pizza shop owners. Not only did the ABC affiliate in South Bend manufacture the story with an ambush interview, they doubled down by making the reaction to the story into another story by give the impression of momentum against Memories Pizza and its owners.
Meanwhile things escalated to the point where folks who had never heard of Walkerton attached Crystal O’Connor and her business, her morality, and her Lord. Pmjedia.com also indicated that many of the remarks included racially charged descriptions of genitalia and sex acts. Reviewers also posted pictures of naked man, of Adolf Hitler shouting “ich habe ein pizza” (I have a pizza), and of Jesus gesturing with his middle finger.

In Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, a manifesto of political power, Rule No. 12 says, in part: “Go after people and not institutions, people hurt faster than institutions.” The “tolerant left” doesn’t care who gets hurt as long as they get what they want. They’re more than eager to destroy small business owners.

Also, a female coach at a high school in Elkhart tweeted, “Who’s going to Walkerton, IN to burn down #memoriespizza w me?”

From a non-story, the “tolerant left” destroys a privately owned small business in a small town in Indiana and apparently has no shame. Granted, Crystal O’Connor was not picked up by the PC police, jailed and tortured, but the “tolerant left” has destroyed her and her business just the same. This is very scary, and if it doesn’t upset you, you’re a FOOL! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

It makes me wonder how long it is going to be until the “tolerant left” comes after me, a southern white conservative Christian from the Birmingham, Alabama area. How will they find me? What will they do to me and the people who follow me? Will they destroy my personal property and the things that I have worked so hard to achieve?

There have been articles out there claiming that SunTrust bank is closing the accounts of Gun Shops. So, it looks as though the “tolerant left” is in the process of demonizing business concerns they don’t like.

It may be time to call a Convention of States in an effort to re-establish the principles on which the United States of America was founded. It may be time for the gloves to come off. Instead of lobbing back and forth on the Internet and social media, it may be time to travel to Washington D.C. and boldly confront this administration which is doing its damned well best to destroy this country. Maybe we should also directly confront the Democrat National Committee and tell the Democrats/liberals/progressives that we’re tired of their lies, tired of them ignoring facts, tired of their insults, and tired of their hate-filled rhethoric.

I’m really a nothing and a nobody, and as the liberals would say, an unenlightened oaf, but things are moving so fast that we may come to a point where those of us who hold different view that the “tolerant left” and their cohorts in the mainstream media may be subjected to physical imprisonment and torture before we know it.

I think the “tolerant left” needs to be confronted directly and I’m thinking about ways to start doing just that.

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JUST WHAT IS MEANT BY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACTS?

On Thursday, March 26, Indiana Governor, Mike Pence, signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law. Following the signing, many politicians, celebrities, and journalists were outraged, saying the law was a license to discriminate against gay people. Liberal rag, Daily Kos calls it a hate law and Indiana’s new right to discriminate law.
According to weeklystandard.com, the first RFRA was a 1997 federal law that signed into law by Democrat President Bill Clinton. It unanimously passed the House of Representative where it was sponsored by then Congressman Chuck Schumer. Then it sailed through the Senate on a 97-3 vote. The law re-established a balancing test for courts to apply in religious liberty cases. The law allows a person’s free exercise of religion to be “substantially burdened” by a law only if the law furthers a “compelling governmental interest” in the “least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.”

If there is already a federal law in place, then why would any state see the need to pass its own RFRA? According weeklystandard.com, in a 1997 Supreme Court case (City of Boerne v. Flores), the court held that federal RFRA was generally inapplicable against state and local laws. Since then, a number of states have enacted their own RFRA statutes. When Senator Schumer was asked to comment on Indiana now passing RFRA, the Senator declined.

It certainly doesn’t appear that Indiana’s RFRA grants a license to discriminate. In fact, twenty-eight other states have enacted their own RFRAs. These states, including Indiana, have never prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation at public accommodations.

As a free market capitalist, I do believe that a private business owner or owners do have the right to refuse to do business with anyone on any basis. I can just hear a liberal asking me the following, “So, you believe it’s okay to discriminate?” My answer to that liberal would be no, it is definitely not okay to discriminate. I should have that right, though.

I’ve used this example many times and I’m going to use it again. I have a cake-baking business located in the Birmingham, Alabama area. I’m an Alabama Crimson Tide fan and will not bake Auburn cakes. Is that a smart business plan? Absolutely not and I will probably go out of business soon. But ultimately, I should have that right. I’ll give you another example. I own a restaurant. Do I have the right to refuse to seat Blacks? Yes, I have that right. Is that a smart business strategy? No, and I will probably go out of business if my restaurant’s not burned to the ground first. I should have that right, though.

I’ve always said this, “Just because you have a right to do it, doesn’t make it right to do it.” This is something the tolerant left doesn’t seem to understand. They can’t seem to make the distinction. Aren’t they supposed to be so smart? They do have the academic elites in their corner. I tried to explain this to a liberal friend one time. The discussion accelerated to the point that I did raise my voice. Actually, I think she did understand, but just wanted to be whiny like a lot of liberals.

Why are liberals making such a big deal out of Indiana’s RFRA law? Like I’ve said many times, liberals don’t care about facts and while they can read words on a page or on a screen, they are incapable of understanding what they read (at least that’s been my experience). Since they don’t care about facts, they’re not going to take the time to research anything. If they can twist something a conservative does to make that conservative look like a racist, a bigot, a homophobe, or a hater of any kind, they’re going to jump on it.

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JUST WHAT IS MEANT BY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACTS?

On Thursday, March 26, Indiana Governor, Mike Pence, signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law. Following the signing, many politicians, celebrities, and journalists were outraged, saying the law was a license to discriminate against gay people. Liberal rag, Daily Kos calls it a hate law and Indiana’s new right to discriminate law.
According to weeklystandard.com, the first RFRA was a 1997 federal law that signed into law by Democrat President Bill Clinton. It unanimously passed the House of Representative where it was sponsored by then Congressman Chuck Schumer. Then it sailed through the Senate on a 97-3 vote. The law re-established a balancing test for courts to apply in religious liberty cases. The law allows a person’s free exercise of religion to be “substantially burdened” by a law only if the law furthers a “compelling governmental interest” in the “least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.”

If there is already a federal law in place, then why would any state see the need to pass its own RFRA? According weeklystandard.com, in a 1997 Supreme Court case (City of Boerne v. Flores), the court held that federal RFRA was generally inapplicable against state and local laws. Since then, a number of states have enacted their own RFRA statutes. When Senator Schumer was asked to comment on Indiana now passing RFRA, the Senator declined.

It certainly doesn’t appear that Indiana’s RFRA grants a license to discriminate. In fact, twenty-eight other states have enacted their own RFRAs. These states, including Indiana, have never prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation at public accommodations.

As a free market capitalist, I do believe that a private business owner or owners do have the right to refuse to do business with anyone on any basis. I can just hear a liberal asking me the following, “So, you believe it’s okay to discriminate?” My answer to that liberal would be no, it is definitely not okay to discriminate. I should have that right, though.

I’ve used this example many times and I’m going to use it again. I have a cake-baking business located in the Birmingham, Alabama area. I’m an Alabama Crimson Tide fan and will not bake Auburn cakes. Is that a smart business plan? Absolutely not and I will probably go out of business soon. But ultimately, I should have that right. I’ll give you another example. I own a restaurant. Do I have the right to refuse to seat Blacks? Yes, I have that right. Is that a smart business strategy? No, and I will probably go out of business if my restaurant’s not burned to the ground first. I should have that right, though.

I’ve always said this, “Just because you have a right to do it, doesn’t make it right to do it.” This is something the tolerant left doesn’t seem to understand. They can’t seem to make the distinction. Aren’t they supposed to be so smart? They do have the academic elites in their corner. I tried to explain this to a liberal friend one time. The discussion accelerated to the point that I did raise my voice. Actually, I think she did understand, but just wanted to be whiny like a lot of liberals.

Why are liberals making such a big deal out of Indiana’s RFRA law? Like I’ve said many times, liberals don’t care about facts and while they can read words on a page or on a screen, they are incapable of understanding what they read (at least that’s been my experience). Since they don’t care about facts, they’re not going to take the time to research anything. If they can twist something a conservative does to make that conservative look like a racist, a bigot, a homophobe, or a hater of any kind, they’re going to jump on it.

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