In spite of the dangers, some CEOs insist on injecting their companies into political battles. That, of course, is their right, yet it remains a dangerous thing to do. By so doing, they have taken a business organization and turned it into a political advocacy group with all the risks that attaches to such a move.
There are some business that, by their nature, cannot avoid political issues. Manufacturers of firearms would be one such business. The abortion industry would be another. Yet operating a business such as a coffee shop does not require making political statements. More on page two.