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[–] meowmix56 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Nobody mentioned the first amendment. Free speech does not end at the first amendment. As you correctly point out the first amendment limits the government from action restricting expression. However the concept of free speech goes beyond this as a fundamental social value. Yes a private entity has a right to fire their employees over statements, but they can and should be criticized for it. We can express our discontent, stop doing business with them, and try to persuade others to do the same. As recent events illustrate censorship is fully possible at the hands of private industry. I get the impression you do not agree with what you said and were merely throwing the left's words back in their face but I try to make this argument at every opportunity. Hopefully someone reads it and is influenced.

  • Though I do not believe the right of an employer to fire employees at will stems from the first amendment