I’m SO TIRED of reading about people who claim the First Amendment is being trampled on just because citizens express an opinion different from their own. There should be some sort of galactic buzzer that goes off and forces these people to the ground writhing in pain every time they do this.
As far as I can tell, a citizen expressing an opinion (or even a news agency expressing opinion) is NOT a violation of anyone’s FIRST AMENDMENT rights.
“Well, that calling for the boycott is a real – has a chilling effect on our 1st Amendment rights,” Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “And the owner of the Chick-fil-A business had merely voiced his personal opinion about supporting traditional definition of marriage, one boy, one girl, falling in love, getting married. And having voiced support for kind of that cornerstone of all civilization and all religions since the beginning of time, he then basically [is] getting crucified.” ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/sarah-palin-chick-fil-a-boycott_n_1727965.html?utm_hp_ref=politics )
SECONDLY - suffering the opinions of others is NOT CRUCIFIXION! Crist did not succumb to vapors because the Romans all stood around and talked poorly about him. And I’m sure that the Chick-Fil-A President is not in danger of physically dying from this little bru-haha.
The only thing she left out was the socialism and Hitler references!
ETA: I really want to see this distinction beaten into the heads of every child and adult within the US!