Framing the Dialogue

…And intends to be the master

“It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there’s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.”

— Ayn Rand

Behind the scenes the socialist/progressives/liberals/Democrats are waging war against our corporations.  They are a well organized minority (not in the racial sense though they are not opposed to use this card, but in the sense that there aren’t that many of them).  They seem to have a game plan and are prepared to mobilize upon a perceived sleight.  Look how quickly they pounced on Rush Limbaugh when he used the word slut to refer to the Democrat operative, Sandra Fluke, as a slut.  The battle was enjoined and the left targeted Limbaugh’s advertisers.  They felt that this was their moment, their dream, their Holy Grail…Rush Limbaugh’s head on a proverbial platter.  Some advertisers did bow to the pressure, but most stayed and others were in line to take up the airtime now available.  Two months later Rush is still on the air and seems to have suffered no ill affects of the controversy.

While Rush’s battle was front page news as long as the liberal (main stream) media could stoke the flames, there is another battle where the left has seemed to gain a foothold.  The battle is against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) which is described as a “four-decade-old policy organization of state legislators and like-minded business people who believe in ‘the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty” or as I would call it American Constitutionalism.  The crisis that is being used to target ALEC is the Trayvon Martin shooting as the left blames ALEC for the Stand Your Ground self-defense legislation.

This kind of attack on corporations is typical, but the real sad part is that many companies are buckling to the pressure like;

  • McDonald’s
  • Wendy’s
  • Mars Inc.
  • Coca-Cola
  • PepsiCo
  • Kraft Foods
  • Intuit
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • Yum Brands
  • Procter and Gamble

Rather than going Galt they are abandoning ALEC.  Michelle Malkin suggests and I agree that we conservatives also lend our voices and pocketbooks to the discussion.  How about a Whopper, a Hershey bar, an RC Cola, and Sargento cheese on your pizza tonight?

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