Let’s stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values.
So, what are you waiting for, conservatives? There are coordinated shakedowns taking place right now that involve some of America’s most prominent companies who’ve chosen to surrender to progressive bullying and race-card opportunism. Silence is complicity.
On Tuesday, McDonald’stold liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had “decided to cut ties with ALEC, the corporate-backed group that drafts pro-free-market legislation for state lawmakers around the country.”
The fast-food conglomerate follows in the feckless footsteps of Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Intuit (maker of Quick and Quicken Books software) and Kraft Foods — which have all withdrawn support for ALEC after drum-banging from Color of Change.
That’s the minority community activist outfit founded by former Obama green jobs czar and radical Occupy Wall Street supporter Van Jones. Since leaving the White House, Jones has been occupied with railing against capitalism while cashing in on book sales from corporate media appearances.
Conservatives Must Stand with ALEC
Conservatives lost a great battle to the Left last week. While they patted themselves on the back for a short-term win against Hilary Rosen and co-opting the Democrats’ “War on Women,” they were too distracted running victory laps to defend one of their strongest and most effective weapons in the war to preserve liberty and promote the free market.
The debacle started when conservative non-profit the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) became inexplicably roped into the Trayvon Martin narrative.
ALEC, which works to promote the principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, drafted model legislation in 2005 for the “Stand your Ground” law (also know as the “Castle Doctrine”) that was passed in Florida. The legislation was intended to help victims defend themselves from attackers.
However, George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer, invoked “Stand Your Ground” in his defense–even though the vast majority of legal experts aren’t sure if or how it would apply.
Cue liberal outrage.
Being an activist sure is tough…
But but but, they’re so cuuute….
Ohh the sacrifices we have to make to be an activist…
I guess I will have to find a safe place to burn them…perhaps I could video it and post it up on the goggle-tubes or something…