First Amendment common sense
POSTED: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:54pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 3:36pm
Tyler (KETK) — I always like to hear from the audience and a few of you have weighed in about the crazy NBA owner in LA.
You ask me about his First Amendment rights. Well, yes, he has them. So do you. So do I
That's what I am doing right now. I can speak against the powers that be it state, local or federal government.
In fact, an attorney friend of mine said it best on his Facebook page: "Don't we have freedom of speech?" they asked him. My friend replies by saying, "Please allow me to point out that the First Amendment protects us against attacks by the government on freedom of speech. The First Amendment does not apply to the NBA or other private businesses. "
You can get on the federal government all day long, but what you say here in East Texas may hurt you.
Case in point, I could get mad about somebody or something and trash them right here. You could do it at the grocery store or down at the VFW hall, but what you say can be held against you.
If you run a business, people may never buy from you again because they think you're a nut. You have the right to take on your employer.
They have the right to have the last say and that may not pay very well. I'll wrap up with that old Johnny Paycheck song.
The one that was titled "Take this job and... [you know]." If you ever notice, the entire song Mr. Paycheck fantasizes and dreams of telling his supervisors what they could do with their job.
Even the late Johnny Pycheck knew better than to really tell his boss what to do.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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