"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.
That's different than the previous case. The employees in this question were in mass media and voluntarily divulged their opinions on the air, and that could reasonably affect their job performance. I don't mind that the radio guys were fired. That's different than some office worker being pressured into admitting his personal political views which have no relevance to his job.Originally Posted by jamesrage
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Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
Anyone who voted for Gearge W. should be killed, and exiled to Texas.
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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
AFAIK "At Will" employment allows employers to fire anyone for any cause other then those protected by Federal and State job discrimination laws or if you've complained about illegal activity, about discrimination or harassment, or about health and safety violations in the workplace.
Also you can't be fired for exercising a variety of other legal rights, including the right to take family and medical leave, to take leave to serve in the military, or to take time off work to vote or serve on a jury.
ISTM "At Will" employment gives a great deal of latitude to employers to terminate and if they want to terminate because you disagree with them politically and exercise that disagreement through your vote it's totally legal as long as they have not prohibited you from exercising that right.
I think political leanings should be protected, with some exceptions such as Kandahar has advocated and possibly others. I think it is important for a healthy democracy for people to be able to be open and to discuss their political views, althought in the workplace this should kept to a reasonable amount (just as other conversation ought to be).
I have faith that with open and free dialogue, the position represented by Prop 8 will come to be understood as the bigoted position that it is.
If anyone asks me how I voted, I'd say "angryly"..The campaign/voting process needs reform so badly..
If this was asked, "who did you vote for ?" I'd say, NOYFB !
Being fired for voting a certain way is wrong, and I am positive , illegal..
If anyone is fired, it should be those who ask questions that are private or illegal.
And North Korea has nothing to do with this..