Senator Ted Lieu needs to go
I read an article today that includes a letter sent from Senator Ted Lieu D-CA which really should have come as no surprise from this liberal but did nonetheless. It seems Senator Lieu has taken offense at Lowe's Home Building for pulling their ads from a TLC show on cable that no one watches calling Lowe's un-American, bigoted, and shameful. Sen. Lieu is un-American
What is Lieu's problem?
The show Lowe's pulled its ads from was the All American Muslim show on TLC. Lowe's had apparently gotten complaints primarily from, according to Lieu, the Florida Family Association that apparently believes that “All-American Muslim is propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”
So think what you want about the Florida Family Association. Personally, I can't stand the ultra right either.
With that said however, there is something inherently wrong with a sitting Senator like Ted Lieu who believes he has the right to threaten ANY business for pulling their ad dollars to spend elsewhere for whatever reason they so choose.
The All American Muslim show does not have any exclusive rights to ad income from any source no more than I do. If Lowe's felt they would receive backlash because of their ads on that show they have every right to pull the ads.
That is about as American as it gets in a free market society to react to your customer base to insure your business does not suffer.
For Lieu to play the, "I am a State Senator and you will do what I say or pay the consequences game" is about as un-American as it gets and he should be impeached immediately. Seriously.
From Senator Lieu's email to Lowe's, that he presumably put out publicly himself:
If Lowe’s continues its religious bigotry, I will encourage boycotts of Lowe’s and look into legislative remedies.
Lieu tries to justify actions
It further goes on to state the following:
I previously served on active duty in the United States military to defend our cherished constitutional rights, such as freedom of religion. As a veteran, I find Lowe’s action not just ugly, but intensely anti-American. As a Catholic, I find Lowe’s religious intolerance to be dangerous. As a consumer, I find Lowe’s bigotry to be nonsensical.
I urge you to use common sense and rescind Lowe’s bigoted action. You also need to apologize to Americans, especially those who are Muslim.
I served as well MR. Lieu and I find it very disrespectful and insulting to have someone who is supposed to be an elected Senator engaging in this type of behavior. I served to preserve freedom and our American way of life.
I would not assume any higher moral authority by hiding behind your supposed Catholicism either. Judge not lest ye be judged. Where were you when the Catholic hierarchy was hiding pedophile priests? That was an illegal act you could have gotten involved in and chose not to.
No. You sir are what is wrong with America today. Lowe's did what any company would do when faced with a potential downside to their business. They chose to go a different direction.
That is AMERICAN Lieu. Your version of nazism to deny a public business the right to spend their money where they choose to, totally legal at that, in advertising is un-American.
It is not up to you or any member of Congress to dictate to them what direction that would be. They are a consumer driven business and have the AMERICAN right to decide just what base they choose to appeal to. Within the law.
Lowe's has done nothing illegal OR un-American in this case.
Sen. Lieu commits illegal acts
You threatening legislative action because of your personal bias is illegal, however, and I would expect that the ethics commission would look into this matter immediately. I won't hold my breath waiting for it.
In the meantime I would hope that your constituents would now see you for who you are. An UN-AMERICAN Senator who feels that your power supersedes that of each of us real Americans and vote you out accordingly.
I will be working on that issue for you.
We real Americans deserve to see those like you gone.
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