Anonymous asked: I would love to hear what your views are in regards to the whole Chick-fil-A situation.
Chik-fil-a and the individuals who compose it have the freedom of speech to speak out against something they disagree with. They have the freedom to donate their money to whichever organizations they think would be best at advancing their particular worldview. And the consumer has the freedom to take their business elsewhere if they disagree with the aforementioned worldview.
Government however does not have the right to forbid Chik-fil-a from opening their business. If they want to provide a service they should have the freedom to do so regardless of the difference in worldviews between the consumer and firm and government. The great thing about the market is it allows, no encourages, peaceful coexistence even among individuals who might hate each other. As long as you are providing value to society that people demand then you will continue to reap the benefits (monetarily and personally). Chik-fil-a took a risk appealing to the religious right (which did this surprise anyone? They were closed on Sundays for a reason). Just like Starbucks took a risk in support of gun rights. And consumers can vote with their dollars and take their business elsewhere.