If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.
Example: A few weeks ago, my boss wanted me to haul an illegal over-dimensional load. I wasn't going to do it. He couldn't legally fire me for refusing.
Another example would be an employee refusing to perform tasks in such a way that are unsafe. The employee can't be fired for refusal.
Not to mention, it's just bad business to fire someone without a good reason. Once word gets out, you'll never find worthwhile employees.
I haven't been suggesting its absolute. I've actually mentioned that there are SPECIFIC things that it doesn't apply to. I specifically mentioned federal discrimination law as one example. Refusing to do an illegal act, which you just referenced, is another.
What this editor was fired for doesn't qualify.
In terms of good or bad business, that's irrelevant to the notion of whether or not his constitutional rights were "violated" by the left as the OP asserted and as all my posts have been referring to
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.