Chicago alderman to block Chick-fil-A expansion

Jul 26, 2012 Full story: WTOP-FM Washington 1,131

A Chicago alderman, angered by the president of Chick-fil-A's comments that he is against gay marriage, said he will block the company from building a restaurant in his ward.

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Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#897 Aug 3, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Only because people like you have made it that way.
"The laws of nature are the laws of God, Whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth. A legislature must not obstruct our obedience to Him from Whose punishment they cannot protect us. All human constitutions which contradict His Laws, we are in conscience bound to disobey."
George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights
"The fact that the Founding Fathers believed devotedly that there was a God and that the unalienable rights of man were rooted in Him is clearly evidenced in their writings, from the Mayflower Compact to the Constitution itself."
Abington Sch. Dist. v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203, 213, 10 L. Ed. 2d 844, 83 S. Ct. 1560 (1963).
Why thank you! I'm flattered to hear that you put me in a group of visionaries like our Founding Fathers. Seperation of church and State is one of their greatest accomplishments.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#898 Aug 3, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>
"There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion."
Secular humanist historian, Will Durant, Feb. 1977, The Humanist
"The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition. It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations. If one were to take that goal out of its religious form and look merely at its purely human side, one might state it perhaps thus: free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind. "
Albert Einstein
Address at Princeton Theological Seminary,
May 29, 1939; published in Out of My Later Years, New York: Philosophical Library, 1950.
"Another Christian concept, no less crazy: the concept of equality of souls before God. This concept furnishes the prototype of all theories of equal rights."
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power
"There are certain things that our age needs…the root of the matter is a thing so simple that I am almost ashamed to mention it for fear of the derisive smile with which wise cynics will greet my words. The thing I mean, please forgive me for mentioning it – is love, Christian love or compassion. If you feel this, you have a motive for existence, a guide in action, a reason for courage, an imperative necessity for intellectual honesty.”
Bertrand Russell, Impact with Science
Superior firepower.
Perhaps this person you quoted forgot to mention that there has never been a society without religion...conveniently left that out, huh?

Why didn't he mention that every society that has been ruled by religion, no the rational laws of humans, has failed miserably?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#899 Aug 3, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>
"There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion."
Secular humanist historian, Will Durant, Feb. 1977, The Humanist
"The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition. It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations. If one were to take that goal out of its religious form and look merely at its purely human side, one might state it perhaps thus: free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind. "
Albert Einstein
Address at Princeton Theological Seminary,
May 29, 1939; published in Out of My Later Years, New York: Philosophical Library, 1950.
"Another Christian concept, no less crazy: the concept of equality of souls before God. This concept furnishes the prototype of all theories of equal rights."
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power
"There are certain things that our age needs…the root of the matter is a thing so simple that I am almost ashamed to mention it for fear of the derisive smile with which wise cynics will greet my words. The thing I mean, please forgive me for mentioning it – is love, Christian love or compassion. If you feel this, you have a motive for existence, a guide in action, a reason for courage, an imperative necessity for intellectual honesty.”
Bertrand Russell, Impact with Science
Superior firepower.
Did Neitzche forget that there is not one teensy shred of evidence of the existence of a soul? Not one teeny bit. Tough to take seriously some philosophers ponderings about something that does not exist...
S-N-A-F-U

Sierra Vista, AZ

#900 Aug 3, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean THE John Adams who wrote the UNCONSTITUTIONAL Alien And Sidition Acts which put people in jail for disagreeing with his administration ? And who once imprisoned a man simpley because, in John Adams' words, he was "too French" ?
THAT John Adams ???
The following doesn't negate the fact that our founders were guided by Christian principals....

"In the 5th United States Congress in the aftermath of the French Revolution and during an undeclared naval war with Britain and France, later known as the Quasi-War. They were signed into law by President John Adams. Opposition to Federalists among Democratic-Republicans reached new heights at this time since the Democratic-Republicans had supported France. Some even seemed to want an event similar to the French Revolution to come to the United States to overthrow the Federalists.[1] When Democratic-Republicans in some states refused to enforce federal laws, and even threatened to rebel, Federalists threatened to send the army to force them to capitulate.[2] As the unrest sweeping Europe was bleeding over into the United States, calls for secession reached unparalleled heights, and the fledgling nation seemed ready to rip itself apart.[2] Some of this was seen by Federalists as having been caused by French and French-sympathizing immigrants.[citation needed] The acts were thus meant to guard against this real threat of anarchy. Democratic-Republicans denounced them as being both unconstitutional and designed to stifle criticism of the administration, and as infringing on the right of the states to act in these areas, though they did use them after the 1800 election against Federalists.[3] They became a major political issue in the elections of 1798 and 1800. They were very controversial in their own day, as they remain to the present day. Opposition to them resulted in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolves, authored by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, which were foundational to the states' rights theory." (Source: Wikipedia)

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#901 Aug 3, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Or maybe just the roads and bridges that people use to get to your chicken restaurant...(which is what the quote you are misusing said...)
so you've been informed of the true intent of the statement? You must be an insider, or maybe just a jock sniffer?

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#902 Aug 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
so you've been informed of the true intent of the statement? You must be an insider, or maybe just a jock sniffer?
you have proven one thing within all your post......you ARE inbred....but not Genius.....so sad for you.=)
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#903 Aug 3, 2012
S-N-A-F-U wrote:
<quoted text>
The following doesn't negate the fact that our founders were guided by Christian principals....
Give it a rest.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#904 Aug 3, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
<quoted text>
Give it a rest.
maybe if you will....

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#905 Aug 3, 2012
Liberty Warrior wrote:
<quoted text>well then rip up your U.S. currency. God Bless America. In God WE Trust.
US currency didn't have that phrase printed on it, until 1957. Are you implying we were a less Godly country in 1956 than we are now?

Or is it that you Christians need daily reminders of just which God you're supposed to worship?

And hey - did you vote to put that phrase there? I sure as shit didn't..........but I still have to use the same money as you do.

The US Treasury could remove that phrase from money; we could take every sop to Christian religious freedom out and off of every public edifice; and take "Under God" back OUT of the pledge of allegiance, and it would affect Christian faith in what way again?

If all of that happened, the only appreciable differences would be that the Pledge would apply personally to EVERY American again, our money would no longer espouse hypocrisy, and Public buildings would reflect being public, rather than being 'governed' by the tenets of a specific Religion. Why do you religithugs have such a problem with that..........
(I wonder if you'd be okay with verses of the Koran on the walls of your Courthouse?)
McGruff

Leitchfield, KY

#906 Aug 3, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Freedom of religion also means freedom FROM religion, if one chooses it.
yes we do. And how does a pinhead alderman trying to deny someones religious freedoms have to do with that
barry

Rainsville, AL

#907 Aug 3, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
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Let me tip off our President. I'm sure he'll want to head off a return of slavery.
blacks are still being sold into slavery in parts of this world.
whole nations were and some still are enslaved to their governments.
be careful of what direction he is taking you.
Proud Liberal

Los Angeles, CA

#908 Aug 3, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Or maybe just the roads and bridges that people use to get to your chicken restaurant...(which is what the quote you are misusing said...)
But the owner of the chicken restaurant also already paid his or her fare share for the roads by paying taxes.

Government did not build the roads. Private tax payers built the roads (business owners built the roads).

Go Obama 2012!

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#909 Aug 3, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>US currency didn't have that phrase printed on it, until 1957. Are you implying we were a less Godly country in 1956 than we are now?
Or is it that you Christians need daily reminders of just which God you're supposed to worship?
And hey - did you vote to put that phrase there? I sure as shit didn't..........but I still have to use the same money as you do.
The US Treasury could remove that phrase from money; we could take every sop to Christian religious freedom out and off of every public edifice; and take "Under God" back OUT of the pledge of allegiance, and it would affect Christian faith in what way again?
If all of that happened, the only appreciable differences would be that the Pledge would apply personally to EVERY American again, our money would no longer espouse hypocrisy, and Public buildings would reflect being public, rather than being 'governed' by the tenets of a specific Religion. Why do you religithugs have such a problem with that..........
(I wonder if you'd be okay with verses of the Koran on the walls of your Courthouse?)
btw, The Pledge Of Allegiance was written in 1892, and didn't have any reference to God in it until the Red Scare of the mid-50's when it was added.

Also, when the POTUS is inaugurated and takes his oah of office, the oath does NOT have God in it either, but all, or nearly all POTUSes have added it themselves when taking the oath.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#910 Aug 3, 2012
Gays suck.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#911 Aug 3, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps this person you quoted forgot to mention that there has never been a society without religion...conveniently left that out, huh?
Why didn't he mention that every society that has been ruled by religion, no the rational laws of humans, has failed miserably?
The Kmer Rouge did their best to have a society without religion. History seems to hold them in low esteem
Un soixante neuf

AOL

#912 Aug 3, 2012
No political force is going to bend or push the majority into acepting or dancing to that gay,trans, and bi-crap!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#913 Aug 3, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> The Kmer Rouge did their best to have a society without religion. History seems to hold them in low esteem
that was not a society, that was a military takeover.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#914 Aug 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
so you've been informed of the true intent of the statement? You must be an insider, or maybe just a jock sniffer?
No, i just listened to the whole speach, not the edited version.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#915 Aug 3, 2012
Proud Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
But the owner of the chicken restaurant also already paid his or her fare share for the roads by paying taxes.
Government did not build the roads. Private tax payers built the roads (business owners built the roads).
Go Obama 2012!
Yes. We built the roads together as a society.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#916 Aug 3, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. We built the roads together as a society.
No, we didn't. The government taxed individuals, and private businesses, and took that money and paid it to private contractors to build the roads. Have you ever actually WATCHED road construction underway ???

This is part of The Obamaniac's "BIG LIE" technique, and you dopey libs & Dems are stupid enough to fall for it.

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