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Are you chick -- -- I am so get some politicians -- not so much.
Lawmakers in Boston and Chicago fighting the fried chicken franchise in those cities after -- -- president.
Dan cap you said is privately owned company is against same sex marriage but others say companies have the right to believe and support what they want.
Governor Mike Huckabee announced that he's launching.
A -- fully appreciation day.
So should private businesses be penalized.
For their political beliefs or should just stay politics in the first place joining me now on the phone as governor Mike Huckabee up Fox's hot could be.
Great to talk to governor thanks for coming on.
Well it's a pleasure -- that banks and and you know I think that this issue is ridiculously out of control because some people dramatic and -- -- for expressing.
Not an opinion of the company but of his own personal views which last I checked the First Amendment had not been repealed even if you -- business.
I don't I mean that's absolutely true of the problem I have is you're running a business so it immediate doesn't make sense to be up there express your political views because your company's gonna pay for it.
Financially -- mean he has franchised.
Owners who are out they're running their restaurant and now they're paying the price for his political statements that at that you don't.
I'm not sure he needs a -- saint when you think about that.
Well then we needed well Apple Computer executives -- Starbucks executives and JC Penney executives and Ben and Jerry's.
To Alter the China and America -- you don't.
-- euros free speech rights to be a business there is a risk that some people -- that don't do business with it.
But -- still buy Starbucks coffee and on an Apple Computer nerd.
And I know what the political opinion -- have some of the owners of the company but I buy their products not their politics.
-- chicken sandwiches not not the politics -- collect.
It hit and it absolutely true that consumers have the right to hear this political discourse and decide one way or the other whether they want to shop the store based on what the CEO is saying.
But it does seem ridiculous.
That beer is in political officials would trying keep a company out of their city or out of their talent based on this.
I mean if he had said that he was -- of same sex marriage and they tried to ban him from a town.
That would certainly you know cause -- quite -- -- -- right.
Well not only that but it's illegal and unconstitutional for an official.
-- to try to use one's power.
To stop commerce because you disagree with the personal views of the person on business even the ACLU of Illinois today -- again.
And declared that that was illegal and unconstitutional.
When you got Mike Huckabee Billy Graham the ACLU.
And the editorial boards of both the Boston Globe in the LA times all on the same page.
That's -- data market history.
Yeah that's exactly what you have because.
For Rahm Emanuel to say that he didn't appreciate what Chicago values he might -- -- check and find out that same sex marriage is illegal in his city.
So the values that -- city are being supported it it's just absurd on its space that you have this kind of heavy handed attitude and I guarantee of the mayor of Dallas Texas it's said.
That nobody can buy and Apple Computer in his community are a cup of Starbucks you'd have some people scream -- about on the left.
Instinct -- governor thanks for coming on the show always a pleasure most of.
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