Many of my conservative friends are insisting I join them for Chick-fil-a Chaos Day today. In case you weren’t aware, Mike Huckabee has been rallying the conservative troops to flood Chick-fil-a restaurants today as a way of saying thanks to the Cathy family for standing up for conservative values.
I won’t be participating in this event, but it has nothing to do with Chick-fil-a’s position on anything. I oppose government recognizing homosexual marriage. (But I also oppose government recognizing heterosexual marriage.) I just don’t want to deal with groups of people who will do whatever Mike Huckabee tells them to do.
But maybe you’d like an excuse to dive face-first into a plate of fried chicken and waffle fries. If so, here are some reasons you should participate in Chick-fil-a Chaos Day.
- You love Mike Huckabee and want him to think he still matters.
- You like getting involved in activities that, in the grand scheme of things, are utterly pointless.
- You like being in crowded restaurants.
- You’re hungry for fried chicken and waffle fries.
Yes, this post oozes sarcasm.
If you like Chick-fil-a’s food, eat there. If you don’t like it, don’t eat there. If you like Chick-fil-a’s stance on political issues, eat there. If you don’t like them, don’t eat there. But don’t eat there just because Mike Huckabee told you to.
I can’t imagine what Huckabee might be imagining the result of this exercise will be. Most people who frequent Chick-fil-a already agree with the company on the marriage issue. And it’s not like KFC is going to suddenly come out in agreement with Chick-fil-a in an effort to win some of the customers from Chick-fil-a.
This isn’t politics. It’s business. It’s a free market, and Chick-fil-a executives have every right to say whatever they want about any issue. And since it’s a free market, you can vote with your dollars however you see fit. If you want to eat at Chick-fil-a – for any reason – do it. If not, don’t.
But don’t eat there just because Mike Huckabee says you should.