Chicago would do well to emulate Chick-fil-A

Chicago would do well to emulate Chick-fil-A

The following is a letter I am sending to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago.

Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel:

You are absolutely correct when you say your values are not the same as those of Chick-fil-A. I have eaten at Chick-fil-A innumerable times and I have been to Chicago for conferences a number of times and, also, to visit a relative. I have read many accounts of things in Chicago, so am as familiar with Chicago as with any big city other than Atlanta.

You might be surprised at what would happen if Chicago adopted the values of Chick-fil-A. Following is a partial list of things that would change:

  1. All your crime would end. Crime is not acceptable in the Chick-fil-A company.

  2. Prostitution would no longer be practiced in your entire city.

  3. Gambling would be a thing of the past for all of Chicago.

  4. There would be no more bribery given to influence votes and decisions.

  5. There would be no more money passed under the table for favors.

  6. There would be no more discrimination in any form.

  7. Your city would be free from the ravages of alcohol.

  8. You could empty all your jails because people would not break the law.

  9. There would be no abandonment of children by parents who don't want them.

  10. Citizens would be much safer because there would be no home invasions.

  11. There would be no carjackings.

  12. There would be no need for domestic violence services because there would be no domestic violence.

  13. There would be no more murders.

The list could be endless, but this is enough to make my point. If you were to adopt the values of Chick-fil-A, Chicago would be a beacon on a hill for all the world to see and emulate. You would not be able to recognize it because morality and integrity would be the pursuit of everyone living there. It would become ingrained in everything you and every other citizen might do, and your lives would be changed much for the better forever. And, by the way, where religious freedom is practiced, no one is punished because of their faith. Disagreement is OK, but punishment is not. That's the way it is with religious freedom.

-- Roger P. Bolton



John 3 years, 3 months ago

Roger B. Can't really agree with any thing that you stated would change it is unrealistic to say it would. Once upon a time long ago this was tried by a greater being when it rained forty days & forty nights - it didn't work then. The Chicago metro area is about 8 million strong (2.7 live in the city) & in my opinion it is the best large city in the US & has a great deal to offer their citizens visitors. Oh yeah, I lived there for over 14 years and was well aware of where to go & not to go. Chicago has many of the issues you cite but so do all other large cities in the US & even smaller cities - like Conyers, Covington. I certainly do not agree with Rahm Emanuel comments & believe he overloaded his behind with his mouth & was being simply political for his "best" friend.


Frustrated 3 years, 3 months ago

I noticed in recent articles some of the mayors that were a little quick on the draw are now backing off their statments against Chick-Fil-A. Seems their legal advisors must have told them they legally couldnt stop them from opening in their city.


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