Y’all remember when the progressive socialist left decided that they were going to start a movement against Chick-fil-A? Now, that one really hit home since Chick-fil-A was started in my hometown of Atlanta, GA. I remember driving out to South Dekalb Mall to chow down on a delicious chicken sandwich. Also, it was Chick-fil-A who saved the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, and have made college football a staple of life in Atlanta, home of the College Football Hall of Fame. The left’s war against the Christian-based food chain resulted in massive lines, and only served to increase their business.
Sadly, due to the antics of the leftist hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-wing shooter entered the headquarters of the Family Research Center (FRC), in Washington, DC, to conduct a mass shooting. The assailant was carrying bags of Chick-fil-A sandwiches because the leadership of Chick-fil-A does not support same-sex marriage, and neither does the FRC. Funny, we didn’t see a lot of news coverage of that planned shooting, thwarted by the FRC security guard.
Well, the progressive socialist left has found a new food chain to assault and wage war against. As reported by Townhall:
“Eric Bauman, chair of the California Democratic Party, called for a boycott Thursday of the iconic West Coast eatery In-N-Out Burger after The Los Angeles Times reported that the chain had donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party. Reporter Gabe Schneider first pointed out the donation in a tweet Wednesday. However, The Los Angeles Times also points out that In-N-Out Burger has given to Democratic groups. It gave “several thousand dollars to a PAC known as Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy. That group is as pro-business as the name implies, which makes sense for a major employer, but, as the Sacramento Bee reported in 2014, it was founded by David Townsend, a political operative who identifies as a centrist Democrat.” The family-owned fast food chain features bible verses on their food packaging and, while their political donations may not please Democrats, In-N-Out is frequently praised for paying their employees well over the minimum wage and providing phenomenal benefits. “In-N-Out is just eons above everybody else,” Saru Jayaraman, who leads the Food Labor Research Center at U.C. Berkeley told the California Sun. “On wages and benefits, they really are the best large chain.”
Okay, in full disclosure, I am a Five Guys, Whataburger fella, and there is also a local place here in Dallas, on Greenville Ave., called JG’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers that I love. I have eaten at an In-N-Out Burger twice, and really appreciated those Bible verses. What in the Sam Hill is wrong with these progressive socialists? Why have they become so doggone unhinged that they demand complete subjugation? Who is this Eric Bauman idiot to call for a boycott of a business because of their political donation? When did this thuggish, gestapo-like behavior become acceptable for the progressive socialist left? Here is a company that is iconic out on the West Coast, and, by all accounts, treat their employees very well. So when did the leadership of this food chain lose their right to make donations to whomever they please?
I can tell ya, I am going to find the closest In-N-Out Burger here in Dallas, and partake in a meal. I think we should all do the same — all over the country — and show our support to this family-owned food chain. We must continue to send a message to the left that we shall not be coerced, threatened, or intimidated into submission. I continue to assert that the progressive socialist left in America wants ideological domination. They have one goal: eliminate, and eradicate, any and all political opposition, and will go to any lengths, and use any means necessary to do so.
I want you to think about all the companies, and businesses, that support leftist groups. When have we ever heard any GOP leader demand a boycott? How about this: in a free market economy, we can all decide with our wallets the businesses we want to patronize. However, these continued instances of political blacklisting are dangerous, and completely un-American. The fact that this Eric Bauman, Chairman of the California Democratic [Socialist] Party, would take it upon himself to demand a boycott of a business because it donated to the opposition party is highly disconcerting. The fact that he is that emboldened tells me that we are indeed heading down a disturbing path in the United States. The folks at In-N-Out Burger did not donate to any controversial organization. They did nothing illegal. How odd in a state that allows illegals to thrive. No, they are being targeted because of their political beliefs.I want you to think about all the companies, and businesses, that support leftist groups. When have we ever heard any GOP leader demand a boycott? Click To Tweet
I challenge any progressive socialist leftists to defend this abhorrent behavior, and action. If you do defend it, then you are truly the real enemy, an enemy of the state. I do not care for all those social media tech giants who donate millions to leftists, but I would never call for a boycott. They have a constitutional right to freedom of expression, and that means political expression.
Perhaps the real issue here is that Eric Bauman, Chairman of the California Democratic [Socialist] Party, does not believe we have that right. No, he does not believe that those who hold different beliefs than his own have that right. Remember that come this November, if you want stupid and dangerous people like him to have political power. It never ends well.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.