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Speaking ones mind has NEVER been considered a crime until "Political Correctness" raised it's ugly head!
I guess according to many of you the guy in the wheelchair shouldn't dare say anything, after all he would be the easiest to shut up in many ways. Didn't like what he said? Tip that chair over.
I've been paying for my "freedom" all my life, been fired from jobs for saying politically incorrect things and roughed up in a parking lot over my politics.
It's no longer a freedom if one need live in fear for exercising it.
Yes but how long until your free speech is seen as offensive not just by your employer but your government ?
For me, regardless of whether what you said may be well justified or factual, I don't believe this freedom affords any protections from counter arguments or actions. I do believe you should be protected from threatening behaviour. That being said, receiving the bad end of negative counter arguments and even actions from businesses, workplaces, and even people (such as boycotting Dixie chicks CDs) are just part of that very freedom.
originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: Asktheanimals
There is nothing in the constitution (or in any law) that says your job is protected no matter what you say. What makes you think otherwise?
originally posted by: CranialSponge
If you're not grown up enough or smart enough to understand the difference of when to open your mouth and when to shut it, then you are destined to learn that life lesson the hard way.
It's called "the school of hard knocks".