If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
This forum has more confused "Libertarians" than any forum I have ever visited. Every time "free market" forces punch the wrong person in the nose many of the "Libertarians" around here go crazy whining about how its not fair.
It boggles the mind.
Where was freedom of the press infringed?I believe in freedom of the press as long as they are not critical of me
Where was freedom of protest infringed?I believe in the freedom to protest as long as you don't protest me
Where was freedom of expression infringed?I believe in free expression as long as you express my views
And if he was fired because he exceeded policy, why is the News Paper now offering up excuses ?
That their decision was influenced by pressure ?
Sure I understand the need for inter company rules and regulations, but with this President and his administration chosing to not abide by the rules and regulations placed before every President prior, I'm learning to not be a stickler.
See, when you're talking about rights "granted by our creator" in a general sense, then you're speaking about nature. And in nature, the notion that "your rights end where mine begin" is non-existant. You have the right to say what you want in nature...I have the right to punch you in the face and gag you in nature as well. Might makes right.
It is only through coming together and forming a social contract that we agree that we will respect the rights of each other and that we will set down established guidelines (IE laws) as to how we deal with situations where our rights interfere with each other.
When it comes to speech, the press, etc...the GOVERNMENT is limited by the Bill of Rights from infringing upon it. However, there is no such limitations on private individuals or businesses placed by the BOR.
That's because you start getting into conflicting rights. The "government" doesn't have rights, but a business owner does.
One persons "Right to free speech" doesn't trump another persons "Right to assembly" of his choosing. Specifically, if an individual no longer wishes to employ you it's his right to NOT employ you in a state like Tennessee.
What you have here is a situation where BOTH individuals have "rights" that conflict...because YOU agree with the speech, because YOU are critical of what he is critical of, because YOU agree with his protest, because YOU agree with his views, you come down on the side of the rights of the editor while squashing the rights of his employer. You do the same thing you accuse others of doing.