That Gavin Newsom is a sleazy, scummy, authoritarian functionary who failed upward to become the governor of California is not news. And his political philosophy: cronyism combined with heavy-handed nanny-state intrusions is similarly well known.
But here he demonstrates a relatively new and profoundly disgusting tactic. Instead of recognizing that as governor he could easily push a preemption of local ordinances through the complaint state legislature, he chooses to be a passive observer of events that he pretends are out of his control. Just like the mush-brained senile retard in the oval office begging OPEC to increase production, because after all, he doesn’t have any control over the rapidly climbing price of oil!
He referenced a few years ago when the company “doubled down on their commitment” to California, so he said he wanted to “double down” on his commitment to the chain, while acknowledging the existence of differences of opinion “as it relates to some of these county edicts,” noting “we have to work through them.”
He added, “… there’s been thousands of examples like this, some get highlighted, some don’t. In this instance, there’s an East Bay chain that there’s a little bit more friction and frustration, [in] San Francisco, there was a week or so ago.”
He is pretending to be some sort of state-level statesman, but a casual reading of his statement will reveal not only a tenuous grasp of proper English grammar, but also a statement devoid of any substance. He is a passive observer of events beyond his control, even though he is the governor!
In-N-Out Burger has a powerful response to what they correctly identify as overt fascism and disgusting intrusion into the private sector.
“We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business,” the statement said. “This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.”
That’s how it is done. In-N-Out has a coherent corporate policy and will not be bullied by the junior Nazis in county and city governments, or their apologist in the governor’s mansion.
Too few American corporations are willing to push back against the orthodoxy of passive compliance with government edicts, or in many cases active participation in the worst excesses of progressive social engineering.
In-N-Out stands apart from the herd, and I applaud them for it. I, and I hope many others will reward them for their principled stance by spending money in their restaurants!