posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 09:42 PM
I'm wondering what the intimidation and blackmail is people are seeing here? Is he pressuring a bit? Hell yeah he is and it's his company to do it
with. Unlike a Priest, HE can't be told he can't speak a political opinion.
Did people bitch when Ted Turner was quoted coming onto the CNN Newsroom floor and making comments about "Jesus Freaks" among his MANY reported
statements among HIS employees at the time? Pressure there was anything but subtle in many ways....but..fair game too. His company, his rules....and
one could work for Fox if they didn't like it. (See Glenn Beck..lol)
If he were directly threatening the jobs of individuals in any way and particularly, based on their political beliefs or vote, I'd say it wouldn't
simply be wrong it would be actionable under Federal Code and in more than one area of it.
In that vein...I'm REAL leery on this statement of targeting the voter registration of his employees based on political belief. I have NO clue what
law is for that when it's 100% private citizens among other private citizens and no one is directly being DIS-invited...just targeted for INVITE to
register based that way. Hmm... That is the only part I saw which left me .....questionable. It'd do MORE than just piss me off if, by contrast, I
worked for a largely Democrat run company and was excluded, by name, from a voter drive because I didn't love their guy.
Outside of that though, this is a company owner voicing his opinion and encouragement to follow it and 'here are the reasons I think my business
might be badly hurt otherwise..'. Does ANYONE think for an instant that CEO's and power players on the left hesitate to voice their opinions and
make sure it's known up and down the organizations they operate? All's fair on it, and I don't suggest they can't too....
It's free speech after all, until an individual has something harmed or taken from them and I didn't see anything like that here? Not directly and
not said by him, to them that if they don't (insert the action he'd be demanding) then (insert bad thing) will be done to them.