Today was Chick-fil-A appreciation day. It was brought to life by Mike Huckabee and others to support Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-a. Cathy said on a radio show that he believes marriage is between a man and a woman. That is the short version. That was back in June. Today people lined up to support Chick-fil-a. There were also people who protested. I did eat at Chick-fil-A today. It wasn’t too exciting. The chicken sandwich was great as always. I ate at the Student Union at the University of New Mexico. There were no protests and no one batted an eye at my bag as I crossed the campus. There were protests in Albuquerque, but far more people were there supporting the restaurant. Mayors in Philadelphia, Boston and San Francisco all said they don’t want these restaurants in their cities. That’s too bad because the chicken is so good. But this is not about the chicken. This is about someone having an opinion and because they are in a position of owning a company then they all of a sudden lose that right to speak freely. If I don’t like something, I don’t watch it, buy it or listen to it — whatever may be the case. There is no reason to protest or seek a ban on something because that entity does not agree with personal beliefs. What has happened to this country? Why can’t people just live and let live. The country is divided. It has gotten worse since a particular person took residence at the White House. People can’t have opinions anymore. The mayors of the cities that don’t want Chick-fil-A restaurants are trying to impose their beliefs on cities that have millions of people in them. That is called fascism. Forcing political beliefs on others is not the American way, but that is happening all over. It is happening even in small towns over land being bought and sold. People who should know better that politics and religion do not mix. Chick-fil-A is a religious company. They are closed on Sundays. It should come as no surprise that the CEO has the views he does. If you don’t like something then don’t support it. It is that simple. Protests do little. Money not spent does a lot. Whichever side you are on, take that stand, but don’t trample on the rights of others to express their beliefs just because they don’t jive with yours.