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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    The tone of this thread seems to be "Capitalism rocks....if it's working in our favor!" As soon as someone actually exercises the rights one supposedly has in the free market to do something the free-market supporters dislike, well we just cant have that, now can we?
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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I think it would be very difficult for NJ Transit to argue that the symbolic burning of a Quran at ground zero on 9/11 in the midst of a debate about the construction of a mosque two blocks away did not "relat[e] to any matter of political, social, or other concern to the community."
    I think that if he were revealing that this center was going to be built, then he would be expressing something of public concern. However, this is already common knowledge.
    The actual content of his expression is rather small. The only new information he is providing is that he is personally opposed to it and doesn't care for Islam. Neither of which seems to be a matter that concerns the public.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    What if a Church employee was burning Bibles?
    Was he destroying NJ Transit property?
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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Was he destroying NJ Transit property?
    did I say it was a he?

    Seriously the answer is, no.

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    I think the NJ transit system could make a reasonable case that what this guy did was fire-worthy. When you have the President of the United States and General Petreus (among others) saying that the minister who planned a Burn The Koran Day would harm the US mission in Afghanistan, cause soldiers to be killed, etc., I think they'd make their case.

    One might be mistaken to view this as "How does it interfere with how the transit system operates." It might be completely appropriate, since he is a government employee, to extend it to our entire government, not just the transit system.

    Going to be interesting.
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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think the NJ transit system could make a reasonable case that what this guy did was fire-worthy. When you have the President of the United States and General Petreus (among others) saying that the minister who planned a Burn The Koran Day would harm the US mission in Afghanistan, cause soldiers to be killed, etc., I think they'd make their case.

    Well then, I guess that Union membered government employees should be fired if it was found that they participated in the picketing of Bush policies during his terms right?


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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well then, I guess that Union membered government employees should be fired if it was found that they participated in the picketing of Bush policies during his terms right?
    Did you do that on purpose? Or do you need your morning coffee?
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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    I completely, 100% support the rights of private businesses to hire/fire whomever they wish for whatever reason they wish. No one has the right to work anywhere.

    However, I do not support the rights of our government to do the same. I would assume the transit authority is under the state govt, in which case I hope the fired guy sues their asses off and wins.

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Did you do that on purpose? Or do you need your morning coffee?

    What ever do you mean? I am drinking my coffee, yes.....


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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well then, I guess that Union membered government employees should be fired if it was found that they participated in the picketing of Bush policies during his terms right?


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