2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Alright, didn't get this info until the 11th hour but today is the day for coffee....STARBUCKS COFFEE....
As you may or may not be aware, Starbucks, despite their headquartered location right in the center of one of the liberal meccas on this continent, has refused to post "no guns allowed" signs in their establishments, much to the dismay of the many anti-gunners out there that like to sip on a latte while devising ways to dismantle out Constitutional rights. Way to go Starbucks!
Some anti-gun forces formed a boycott of their shops today to protest this policy so what did some PRO-gun groups do? The formed a BUYcott! So today as you go about your business and feel the need for a pick me up cup of java, head on over to Starbucks and let them know you appreciate their stance on your rights!
BTW, I am not endorsing anyone charging into their stores strapped to the hilt with firepower or open carrying simply to make a show of the deal...that is too "Occupy" mentality for me....if that is how you normally carry when you get coffee there by all means do so today. Otherwise tomorrow morning (or today when you read this) go and get coffee as you normally would and maybe just thank the manager for their company policies and let them know you bought that cup specifically in support of them.
And just to prove that this is not simple a "gun only" issue with them for me, I also support the way Starbucks uses fair trade price negotiation with their growers and suppliers in their supply chain. They could get their coffee for cheaper if they wanted to on the market, but by paying a price for their coffee that allows all parties in the chain prosper they may cut their profits slightly, but they strengthen their supply chain along its length and assure themselves of loyal suppliers in the future that will keep the coffee flowing. No they do not do it out of totally altruistic motives, but they are saavy enough to know that the price you put on the people you depend on comes before the bottom line and they can take care of them by doing the right thing and take care of the long term financial health of their business at the same time. Now that's good policy as well.