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All Men are Created Equal… Unless They Work for the Government

Thanks to the new Bush appointments to the Supreme Court, Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, government employees are no longer granted the right to free speech.

The Supreme Court declared today, in a ruling affecting millions of government employees, that the Constitution does not always protect their free-speech rights for what they say on the job.

For years the truth of scandals and cover-ups have been leaked by public officials to the people of this country through the news media. Between illegal wire taps and restricted public workers a corrupt government (God forbid we have it one day) could get away with anything.

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May 30, 2006 - Posted by | Civil Liberties

2 Comments »

  1. Somebody tell me one single upside to this ruling! It’s not like it will stop government workers from talking as anonymous sources to reporters but its the principal of the thing!

    Comment by Tom | May 30, 2006 | Reply

  2. Formerly Moody, the original anonymous.

    I’m having trouble understanding this. Free speech is an interesting thing, and a touchy subject. I am of the belief that as a government employee, there are and should be more restrictions on what you can and cannot say. I think we can all agree on that.

    But as a government employee can you talk to the press as a citizen? Eek! This is where it gets tricky.

    Personally, I don’t think this has much of an effect at all, Tom is right.

    Comment by Devil's Advocate | May 30, 2006 | Reply


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