Man, how many years has it been since I stopped ordering Domino’s pizza? At least as long as I have known that Domino’s founder, Tom Monaghan, was a major contributor to the right wing anti-choice groups that I would never contribute to myself. I’m guessing 10 years at least. But if I hadn’t I guarantee you that this story would put me off his pizza for life!
If Domino’s Pizza founder Thomas S. Monaghan has his way, a new town being built in Florida will be governed according to strict Roman Catholic principles, with no place to get an abortion, pornography or birth control.
I can hear the applause from the conservative commenters already, a strike has been delivered for the cultural conservatives… but how do they feel about THESE kind of restrictions to personal freedoms?
Homebuyers in Ave Maria will own their property outright. But Monaghan and Barron Collier will control all commercial real estate in the town, meaning they could insert provisions in leases to restrict the sale of certain items.
Restricting personal freedom of choice is one thing, but interfering with the holy right of commerce and property? Sacrilege! Doesn’t Tom know that poking his nose into other peoples sex lives, interfering with their reproductive choices, and limiting access to adult materials is fine but telling people what they can SELL or use their PROPERTY for… what kind of pinko commie IS he anyway?