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@AGUGrizzlies: Support @PapaJohns Today (#IStandWithPapaJohns)

American Grizzlies United joins common sense, independent Americans in the support of Papa Johns today:

Help spread the word today on Twitter: #IStandWithPapaJohns.

Barack Obama’s attack on business in unacceptable. Now is the time for our engaged citizenry to push back on the attacks coming from the leftist Obama supporters.

via Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter became the target of leftist vitriol when he announced that he expects franchise owners to reduce employees’ hours due to crushing Obamacare regulations. Dense liberals, blind to the reality of America under Obama, vowed to boycott Papa John’s restaurants. Evidently, they’re still in denial about what happened when they urged a boycott of Chick-fil-A this past summer.

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  • MaMcGriz

    Pizza time.

    Thank you, Thomas.

  • conservativemama

    Here’s my thought.  The restaurant guy showing the 5% Obamacare surcharge on customer receipts is on to something.

    Who here shops at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx or Stein Mart?  Their price tags show the regular price and the discounted Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, or Stein Mart price.

    Perhaps everyone needs to see what they’re paying for this government.  Receipts and price tags should show the price you pay, and the price you’d pay if government were smaller and more efficient.  The other day I was discussing the gas tax with one of my classes.  Remember, they’re immigrants.  They didn’t realize that the taxes vary from state to state.  They also didn’t realize how much money government adds per gallon.  And then we discussed the tax you pay when you buy the car, and the personal property tax that you pay every year for owning the car (in VA), the taxes you pay every time you fill the tank.  Oh yes, it got their attention.  They totally understood our lesson on the Boston Tea Party and just why the colonists were so pissed off back in the day.

    Teach our young people and they’ll see the wisdom of our ways.  My eldest daughter told me earlier that a friend of hers has developed an interest in economics.  He’s been studying, reading, and much to his great surprise he announced to his friends that he’s a Libertarian.  He’s shocked, but that’s where his inquiry led him.  It’s like the story Gov. Martinez (NM) told at the convention.  She and her husband spent an evening with Republican friends, heard what they had to say, and then realized that they were indeed Republicans.

    We can do this.

    • MaMcGriz

       Very well put, c-mama.

      I heartily agree.

    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      I’ll bet you convince your daughter before I convince mine…;o)

      • conservativemama

        My daughter is a fiscal conservative and a foreign policy conservative.  It’s the social issues that pull her a bit further away.  Abortion, I know she struggles with because she understands it’s a question of life and death, that it’s much more than a simple choice, or in other words, fixing a mistake.  She doesn’t run away from the moral issue.

        But for young people, they cannot see why gay people shouldn’t be allowed civil unions or to go a step further, marriage.  Their friends have been out of the closet all of their lives and they just can’t see not giving them the right to be open and live their lives.  I’m not writing this to convince anyone of a certain position, but I do see that the country is slightly more pro-life, but also moving closer to full acceptance of gay issues.  I think it’s in our nature to be kind, to extend a hand…………….to innocent life and to those we love.

        We will have to deal with these issues.

        • Laddie_Blah_Blah

          Your daughter seems a lot more thoughtful than mine.  The social issues, like abortion and gay marriage, do not offer much in the way of compromise, especially abortion.  

          I tell my daughter that if Roe v. Wade was overturned each state could pass its own laws regarding abortion, in accordance with the 10th amendment to the constitution.  Many states would outlaw abortion, and many would legalize it, but, at least, the will of the people would be expressed at the level of their own local community.  

          The pro-abortion and pro-life constituencies will never reconcile their differences, and neither should the other’s view be shoved down the throats of those who disagree.  Roe v. Wade did not settle the issue.  It made it worse.  Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life is a matter of conscience, and the law has no business taking one side, or the other, IMO, regarding matters of conscience where no political consensus can be reached.  It smacks of tyranny when it does.  The constitution had already dealt with this possibility by limiting federal authority to the powers specifically delegated to it in the constitution, but the SC nullified that solution in Roe v. Wade.  

          I am pro-life, for example, but I would never presume to tell a woman who has been raped that she should carry the baby to term.  Nor would I presume to tell her she should abort the pregnancy.  As a practical matter, she is going to do what she decides to do, consistent with her own beliefs.  So why involve the federal government in such an issue?

          The same applies to gay "marriage."  Marriage is a religious institution.  Always has been.  All major religions generally regard marriage as being between a man and a woman, or between a man and several women (Islam, for example).  Civil unions are not recognized by most religions simply because most religions regard marriage as a sacred institution.

          Now, civil unions offer a compromise between the advocates of gay marriage and those who support traditional marriage, but the gay activist community insists it wants gay marriage legalized.  Civil unions are not sufficient.  They want to put gay unions on the same footing as traditional marriage when very few, if any, religious institutions support having their moral authority regarding marriage co-opted by the state. 

          Again, the issue is a matter of conscience.  Many, myself included, would support civil unions, which would provide the same legal protections as civil unions between a man and a woman.  That is a matter for the state to determine, as a matter of law.  But I cannot support requiring religious institutions and people of faith to regard civil unions as having the same status as traditional marriage.  That also smacks of tyranny to me.  

          Those who demand respect for gay rights do not appear to respect the rights and beliefs of others when it comes to traditional marriage.  For the national government to intercede on one side, or the other, in this dispute, is inappropriate and inconsistent with the 10th amendment to the constitution.  That, of course, has not prevented the courts from becoming activists in this contentious issue.

          The courts and progressivism have made a mess of both abortion and so-called gay "marriage."  The people should have been left alone to decide both issues, on their own, or at the state level, or as a matter of individual conscience.

          The moral aspects of both issues will never be reconciled between the respective advocates of one deeply held view vs. others of the opposing deeply held view.  But keep the federal government and federal law out of it.  Then your daughter and my daughter could deal with such issues as a matter of individual conscience without politicizing either question.
          It is humbling to realize how the founding fathers anticipated such conundrums and fashioned a remedy, in the form of the 10th amendment, to defer to the people in resolving such matters.  And it is exasperating to see the courts intervene and nullify the 10th amendment, thereby replacing the will of the people with their own judicial fiat.

          We can thank the activist judiciary for making things so much worse than they should have been.  

          • conservativemama

            Laddie, perfectly stated.  I’m with you.

  • MaMcGriz

    I’m surprised, to say the least, at the lack of response to this from c4peeps.

    We were all over the chick-fil-A thing and kicked booty for the family restaurant in Pa. when they needed us.

    Where are we on this? 

    • conservativemama

      Honestly, I was not on top of it that day because I didn’t have enough notice.  I know that sounds lame, but my busy season is on me.  Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and 2 birthdays……………all before the end of the year.

      • MaMcGriz

         It’s nearly like that in this family! LOL

        Right now I’m getting ready to bring the little Christmas train out to start setting it up on the piano so the parents can see it if we’re fortunate enough to have our Thanksgiving plans reach fruition. We may get snowed out. (Again! LOL!) We don’t do over the river and through the woods. Around here it’s over the ocean and through the mountains. Like life in Alaska, up here it’s all about the weather and the ferries. It doesn’t stop us from making plans, though.

        We won’t do Hannukkah, but we have an extra birthday on New Year’s Day. And My mom’s is in early January, so we just don’t know when to quit.

        • conservativemama

          Oh my God, my mother loved trains.  When she was alive she set up her train at the base of her Christmas tree.  So cute.

          I did find my big turkey today, so my stress level is a little lower.  I know I’ll have that.

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