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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Intolerance Is As Intolerance Does

You may have heard the other day about FOX News news reader Shepard Smith's labeling "National Chick-fil-A Day” a "national day of intolerance."  This because a handful of liberal municipal leaders around the country had expressed a desire to ban Chick-fil-A restaurants from opening in their jurisdictions, and, in response, people around the country banded together - on "National Chick-fil-A Day"  to voice their opposition.

Liberals in power vow to ban economic activity because they disagree with the religious beliefs of the person hoping to launch that economic activity.  And Shepard Smith calls that person - and those who agree with his religious beliefs - which is most of America - intolerant?  Hello?

Smith's - dare I say it? - intolerance reminds me of another "open-minded" liberal's comments directed at those he sees as being intolerant. One Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel. To those in the military who might simply disagree with the government's change in policy regarding homosexuals in the armed forces, he had this really tolerant warning:

“Unfortunately, we have a minority of service members who are still racists [?] and bigoted and you will never be able to get rid of all of them. But these people opposing this new policy will need to get with the program, and if they can’t they need to get out.”

Encapsulated: Think properly or "get out."

Another darling of the open-minded, tolerant left.

In truth?  They're not open-minded at all.   They're bigots in Birkenstocks and brass.