Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cardinal to Emanuel: Just what exactly are Chicago values? « Hot Air

First, a native Chicagoan who also happens to lead the Archdiocese of Chicago wrote an open letter to Emanuel asking for clarification on the meaning — and enforcement — of “Chicago values.”  Francis Cardinal George called this “a defining moment” for civil unions, and not the kind related to marriage:

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.” …

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Of course, da Mayor is saying this right after partnering with Louis Farakhan's Nation of Islam (that notable gay-unfriendly group) on a big neighborhood watch/safety program.

Posted by: titan | Jul 31, 2012 2:01:43 PM

Perhaps Rahm Emmanuel's Chicago Values are the same as what Churchill famously called the traditions of the British Navy: Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash (this last only between consenting adults-- though it was also only a contractual term in the British navy).

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Aug 6, 2012 12:12:04 AM