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  •  It's called FREE SPEECH... (1+ / 0-)
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    eXtina

    And your political opinion is paramount in free speech - the idea that you can support any candidate without consequences.
    If I were her, i'd be suing for a heck of a lot more than $25,000!

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:14:58 AM PST

    •  No free speech issue here (2+ / 0-)
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      eXtina, PinHole

      Non-governmental matter.

      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
      Congress shall make no law, not Employer shall set no policy.

      Don't get me wrong, I kinda can't believe that somebody was this dumb- but it's not actually unconstitutional to be an ass.

      •  This is not a matter of religion... (1+ / 0-)
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        eXtina

        It is a matter of free speech - the ability of the employee to mention (not go on a tangent, recruit, etc., simply state) who she liked.
        If corporations have free speech then so do their employees.

        Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

        by MA Liberal on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:20:17 PM PST

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        •  Ummm...didya read the WHOLE amendment? (0+ / 0-)

          I'll cut out the distracting parts

          Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, ...
          There's your whole right to Free Speech right there. It mentions nothing about private policy, simply that
          con·gress  (knggrs)
          n.
          1. A formal assembly of representatives, as of various nations, to discuss problems.
          2. The national legislative body of a nation, especially a republic.
          3. Congress
          a. The national legislative body of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
          b. The two-year session of this legislature between elections of the House of Representatives.
          shall make no
          law  (lô)
          n.
          1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
          2.
          a. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system: international law.
          b. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system: a breakdown of law and civilized behavior.
          3. A set of rules or principles dealing with a specific area of a legal system: tax law; criminal law.
          4. A piece of enacted legislation.
          I honestly don't know how to dumb it down any further.

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