Yes, Virgina There is Freedom of Speech, Now Shut Up and Keep Your Views to Yourself

A tantalizing article arrived in my e-mail from of all places Congress.org, the newsletter that gives us a little view of what our representatives are up to and what mischief they are causing. This particular article is about a teacher, who was fired for expressing his views about the teabaggers. 
Interestingly, the article it points to is Fox News, so you can read the first paragraph “An Oregon teacher who announced his intention to “dismantle and demolish the Tea Party” has been placed on administrative leave until his school district finishes its investigation into whether his political activity crossed the line.” To continue reading, click on dismantle and demolish.
So let me understand this, teachers are supposed to teach about freedom of speech, but when they express it on their own time, they can be sanctioned? “The First Amendment requires the government to protect free speech, but state laws determine how private employers can treat their workers.” What a wonderful example of democracy we are modeling for all children. Why bother with the amendment then, if we are all watching our Ps and Qs at work. It does give positive credence for self-employment.
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