I think that if the USA presumes to promote democracy around the world, we should start modeling its principles. We should start by closing down GITMO and either handing down definite sentences or releasing "detainees" (can we all admit that these individuals are no longer being simply "detained"???). No torture, no waterboarding, no further depriving them of freedom without a trial - Try them or free them!
Here's the problem with merchants getting into the political arena - They are way out of bounds with the relationship that they claim to have with EITHER employees or patrons. Chik-Fil-A is a perfect example! The relationship between Chik-Fil-A and their customers is that the restaurant provides chicken sandwiches for consumption, in exchange for money. THAT is the extent of the relationship! Similarly, the chain provides compensation for employees to hand the chicken sandwich to the customer and put the money in the register. That is the extent of THAT relationship! On what basis does Chik-Fil-A or any other chain like Hobby Lobby, presume to intrude into the personal lives of others by attempting to control their personal decisions???
Of course the GOP would try to cut the green! They've tried to cut the green (revenue) out of the budget and they try to cut all green initiatives when it comes to preserving our environment.