About the Toby Keith Controversy

Gun Ban At Country Star Toby Keith’s Newest Restaurant Causes Outcry – Forbes.

We really don’t care but, here’s the deal, Keith is a self-professed liberal who supports President Obama. And yet, in the same breath he claims to be ““I’m all about good people, licensed and trained, carrying a concealed weapon…”

I personally don’t believe the two views are congruent with each other. I’m not saying it’s impossible but, the vast majority of people I’ve encountered who support Obama and his policies, also mirror his stated policies on guns and for the record, Obama never stated a belief in an individual right to keep and bear arms until Washington D.C. was defeated in the SCOTUS ruling on the Heller Case. Clinton is no supporter either so if these are Keith’s political idols, he’s not a friend to us now or ever.

Having said all this, at the end of the day, Keith is a property owner. He therefore has the right to institute whatever policies he wants on his property. We’ve been through this “controversy” before with StarBucks. Without getting into the open carry vs concealed carry issue, the fact is, he can do what he wants with his restaurant. WE as a community do not have to patronize it. Vote with your feet and your wallet. Don’t buy his music or  any music he produces with others.  Don’t buy his T-shirts. And don’t patronize his restaurants. It’s that simple. Just don’t give him any of your money. Beyond that, the business of calling him a traitor to the country and saying bad things need to happen to him doesn’t accomplish anything. But if you happen to see him burning on the side of the road, please don’t bother to urinate on him to put him out either.


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