- Jul 3, 2006
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Edmonton Eskimos release Christion Jones over homophobic tweet
freedom of speech does, indeed, carry that "burden". and i'm ok with that. don't be afraid to say what you want. just about anything you say is gonna be hated or loathed or reviled by one group or another. you absolutely can't please all the people all the time. so just be yourself, say what's in your heart, and move on. freedom of speech not only gives you the right to say what you want, but it also gives your enemies a voice. it's all or nothing. i'll take the all vs. the nothing.
Freedom of speech in the U.S. means that the government cannot restrict you from saying almost anything (you can't yell fire in a theater). That doesn't mean an employer must allow you to say anything, especially if it violates policies of inclusion. The laws in Canada are slightly different, but an employer does not have to allow you to speak against anyone of a class of people (determined by race, ethnicity, sex, lifestyle, etc.).