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‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks

Here’s a TV show I never watch, and have no interest in.  I’ve seen snippets, and except for the family’s touching religiosity (like dining together and saying grace) I find it inane.  It’s reportedly the most watched show on television!

Based on Mr. Robertson’s pronouncements, this is an area where he and I disagree.

Chick-fil-A president deletes tweet denouncing Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage

I’ve never been to a Chik-fil-A.  There isn’t one nearby.  I understand the food is exceptional (for fast food),  the places are spotless, and, because of the company’s president’s predilections, it is closed on Sunday.  They are rumored to have terrific biscuits.

So what?

The media was all over the Chik-fil-A story last Summer, and is now having a feeding frenzy over the Duck Dynasty story.  How dare people hold opinions different from those promoted by the mainstream media?

This doesn’t mean I agree with the President of Chik-fil-A or Phil Robertson.  But, I can make my own decisions with regard to my interaction with them! (or not).

AND, they have a right to express their opinions!!

If you disagree with the president of Chik-fil-A, so be it.  If you choose not to patronize them, don’t.  If Phil Robertson upsets you, don’t watch the show.  Or watch it and yell at the TV – I don’t care!

Just don’t tell me what is politically-correct to buy or watch.  I make my own decisions, thank you.

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “Freedom of Speech

  1. “Just don’t tell me what is politically-correct to buy or watch. I make my own decisions, thank you.”

    Agree!. I’ve have never watched Duck Dynasty. I’ve eaten at Chick-fil-A a few times when that was the most/only convenient choice. Their food doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t like Starbuck’s coffee. I avoid WalMart; don’t like the shopping experience. Use a credit union rather than a bank. All are my choices, and I will continue to make my own choices, thank you very much (stronger words under my breath).

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | December 21, 2013, 9:51 am
    • Sadly, if they cannot ‘nudge’ us through politically-correct ‘public’ opinion to do-think-buy-not buy something, they will make it illegal, or at least make it bureaucratically difficult.
      Our choices, something becoming more rare…

      Posted by guffaw1952 | December 21, 2013, 3:55 pm
  2. You make your own decisions?!? Gasp!

    How dare you? :D

    Posted by Rev. Paul | December 21, 2013, 10:08 am
  3. I watch Duck Dynasty for filler on the Slime Oozer because it beats 60% of the other brain dead programming.
    (I could see spending a day or two with the DD crew. Kardashians or Silicone Housewives? – not on a bet)

    A&E is well within their rights to suspend Phil or even cancel the show. It’s their media outlet.
    Not even close to the way I would have handled it but they didn’t ask me. A release saying “His opinion, not Ours” and let the market do its thing would probably have been sufficient.

    They kinda forgot that A&E needs the Duck Dynasty brand a hell of a lot more than DD needs A&E.

    Posted by KM | December 21, 2013, 1:04 pm

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