Re: Roy Exum Publix Opinion
Wow! This really says it all as to why this country is at such a crossroad. Those who support the "Constitution of the United (?) States" and the presumed intentions of our Founding Fathers for the application of democratic values in their truest sense and those who believe in living the "accepted" social norms of the the late 1700's.
What is true, is that our country, or at least certain geographic and demographic constituents, has never come to terms with "Sedition".
An honest person, who believes in what this country was founded upon, cannot look at January 6, 2021 in any other context.
Mr. Roy Exum's opinion couldn't state that any more clearly. My boycotting of Publix - and I'm not alone (and whether I am or not is immaterial to my decision) - is simply a matter of living out the values and principles that my parents and the Northeast education system going back 60 years ago taught me.
So, the full extent of my decision is not simply predicated upon an heiress' "presumed" financing of an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. It primarily brought to light other decisions that in my view are inconsistent with an "employee owned" company.
Donating to a political candidate who is in favor of voting for "sedition" (Georgia run-off election), donating to a candidate who places political cultism ahead of public safety driven by science (FL) and leadership of a supposed "employee owned" company that placed political cult behavior over protecting their employees (initially, negligently, forbidding employees from wearing masks and then claiming the death of a 70-year-old part-time deli work should be limited to Workers Compensation benefits). Really, that is the definition of an "employee owned" business?
Bottom line, Publix needs to implement several actions/policies if they are looking to potentially earn my business back:
# 1 - Emphatically denounce sedition as well as their heiress' (supposed) support for the January 6th insurrection
#2 - Stop "all" corporate donations to political campaigns; and,
#3 - Start acting like an "employee owned" company.
Thank you. Our less than perfect democratic way of life as well as the humanitarian governance of this planet depend upon "The Creation of a More Perfect Union".