I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
But that's only half the issue. The other half is societal acceptance. Should we roll over and accept something like this? Should we roll over and accept the concept of "anything goes"? Young single women having babies has become socially acceptable, at least to the point that others are afraid to say anything about it, and this removal of stigma is a huge reason why we have so many under served and unwanted kids and an expanding "safety net" system in our country.
Again, having the right to do something only means you don't get arrested and prosecuted for it. It doesn't shield you from social repercussions, and some things are worth retaining the social stigma.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Look I don't agree with what she did, but a) she is entitled to our First Amendment and b) what she did has no barrings on her job, but at the same time the company she works for has the right to hire and fire anyone they want....
All I'm saying is progressives opened the door to political discrimination at the workplace.... IMO, people shouldn't be fired for their political views but progressives created an atmosphere where that is acceptable..
It's become quite common that employees are fired for crap they post on facebook - progressives don't have a problem with it when someone is fired for posting anti-Obama rants, but now they have a problem with it when it's one of their own getting fired.
But like I said - people shouldn't be fired for their political beliefs. What people do with their own personal time is their business.
But this isn't about progressives or any other group; it's about one stupendously immature 30-year old who lacks both common decency and common sense. Well, two, really, because her supervisor/friend, Jamie Schuh, was just as insensitive, irreverent, and dumb to have taken the picture.
Thus far, the only sane and classy response I've seen to this silliness came from The Old Guard, as cited in the article from the OP.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
Progressives like you call for progress - well here is your progress.
I've read numerous news articles about people getting fired for being anti-Obama and sharing their politics online or holding non-progressive views...
Well now these authoritarian ideas have come back to bite a progressive in the butt...
If you want to know what I as a progressive think and/or want... I'd love to share ideas. But you are going really vague and accusatory so I don't think that's what you are aiming at.
This is what you call "progress" - the persecution of an individual because that individual doesn't think like you or share common political beliefs...