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The Committee on Un-Chicagoan Activities

Excellent stuff re the Commissars of Chicken Sandwiches from the Archbishop of Chicago:

Recent comments by those who administer our city seem to assume that the city government can decide for everyone what are the “values” that must be held by citizens of Chicago. I was born and raised here, and my understanding of being a Chicagoan never included submitting my value system to the government for approval. Must those whose personal values do not conform to those of the government of the day move from the city? Is the City Council going to set up a “Council Committee on Un-Chicagoan Activities” and call those of us who are suspect to appear before it? I would have argued a few days ago that I believe such a move is, if I can borrow a phrase, “un-Chicagoan.”

Re those “Chicago values”: I mentioned in my column the inconsistency of birdbrain Boston Mayor Menino’s hostility to Chick-fil-A and his enthusiasm for institutionally “homophobic” Islam, but that goes for Rahm Emanuel, too. Has he dined yet at the reopened restaurant of Minister Farrakhan?

If you’re gay and you think opportunist thugs like Menino and Emanuel are really there for you, you’re a sap.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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