And that right protects you from the government and that is not the issue here. That is the point. He has a right to privacy but that privacy was violated and he is free to sue the people who released it. But that doesn't change the fact that it is out there. Now he could avoid the NBA sanctions if he can prove the NBA set him up, but other than that his privacy is not relevant.You're correct about one thing though... His privacy is not a defense... it's an American right that's afforded to every private citizens. If that weren't true, warrants for phone taps and searching your home would not exist now, nor would they have ever existed.
Again, principles are not the point here. You can say it isn't right but that has about as much weight as those who think that CEOs shouldn't get paid as much as they do. And while it is consistent with the freedom this country is founded on because the NBA is free to create the rules their company lives under. You seem to just be angry that he got caught.Forcing him to sell that which he owns and has paid for, not having committed any crime or inflicted harm on others, violates the principals this nation was founded on. The league may have the legal right to force him to sell the team, but that doesn't make it right and it damned sure doesn't make it consistent with the values and freedom the nation was founded on.
None of that matters, you can't unring the bell. His words create an image that hurts the NBA and that is what the problem is.I look at it this way... The moment he said what he did, was he violating the law, violating the terms of his agreement with the NBA, or in any way, shape or form, should have believed his words would violate that contract?
Again no thought police. The reaction of the NBA is due to the direct damage done to the brand. As for honoring and respecting the American principles well the right for a company to have its own rules and by-laws is as American as it comes.You want to play thought police, that's your choice... I choose to honor and respect American principals, aka "do what is right".
Just because he may have indeed violated that contract, that does not mean he automatically has to sell the team, otherwise there would be no need for a vote. It's obvious you would vote to boot him out and I respect that, but I would not, something you obviously do not understand nor respect.
I wonder how this would play out if Mr. Sterling was under fire for expressing an opinion that is controversial, but on a side that those on the far-wrong tend to favor, such as supporting “gay marriage” or drug legalization. I rather suspect that the very same people who are defending the efforts to punish him for expressing the opinion that he did would be his staunchest defenders if that was the case. The far wrong is all for free thought and free speech, as long as you only use it for thoughts and speech with which they agree.
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The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
"nobody has the right to take your personal property or deny you the right to conduct business at a company that you legally paid for and own."
Again, you are arguing your vote in terms of the contract between the franchise and the franchisee, ie contract law.
Straw, I never brought up anything about "automatic".Just because he may have indeed violated that contract, that does not mean he automatically has to sell the team, otherwise there would be no need for a vote.Why in the **** would I have to "respect" anything you say, especially when it is diverting from the fact that I am trying to get you to realize that you were arguing about contract law, and like the horse, you think that other things should trump the contract.It's obvious you would vote to boot him out and I respect that, but I would not, something you obviously do not understand nor respect.
And I am still waiting for you to explain how Adam Silver is being unreasonable in his decision of this contract.
.I rather suspect that the very same people who are defending the efforts to punish him for expressing the opinion that he did would be his staunchest defenders if that was the case
that may be true for some, but in the end the issue is about hurting the league and the right for the league to drum him out. So the question is what opinion would be so uncomfortable for a majority of the people to have a bad reaction to the point it would hurt the league? I can think of a scenario? Help me out.
I know you think that is clever but it is an insane statement.The far wrong is all for free thought and free speech, as long as you only use it for thoughts and speech with which they agree.
Now I must address your signature:
Again your attempt to be clever makes you sound like a sheep of the right wing noise machine.The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
Well you can but most liberals don't believe this as many of us are religious.We can be Godless and free.
What do you even mean>• “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. •
Again most liberals are religious. Oh you seem to be talking about being critical of bigotry disguised as religion. I guess you are defending hate.Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”.
Most liberals have a morality and take responsibility. The failure of the right is to be comfortable with the notion that others might see what is moral differently from them.• Freedom without moral and personal responsibility.
•Liberals aren't intentionally undermining the family, that is a lie. But that said isn't it the right blocking people who love each other from formalizing their love through marriage and creating strong families?Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
Even if this particular desire was leninist it's only one aspect of the economy, ownership of pro sports teams due to said owners showing such pigheadedness (marge schott's "Hitler wasn't so bad" and "no one is more upset than me" when an ump died on the field also comes to mind) i'd rather they're just all gone so i don't need to hear of them again.
Do you want all high school and college sports teams converted into for profit too?
Sam doesn't affect this at all, but after reading that trash, go ahead and think i'm marxist-leninist, all good to me.
Freedom of speech period.
The man has a right to his opinion, The bigger issue here is why was she taping their conversations in the first place was she just trying to get something on this gentlemen?
from what i have read she had over 100 hours of audio conversations, and that was all she could hang him with? wow clearly she had an agenda.