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The irst Amendment does not protect private free speecg rights by Commander Tansin A. Darcos 10/15/2019, 5:20pm PDT
As someone pointed out in Jonsey's article here in Motherfucking News, in a reference to what I recognized as a panel from XKCD, that the First Amendment only protects people against the government violating your Free Speech rights, it has (with limited exceptions) no effect on what other private organizations or individuals do in response to what someone says.

It is unfortunate, but is absolutely correct. The only time a private organization is subject to the First Amendment is when it acts in a manner which represents a government function. A monopoly service provider or a tariffed communications provider would be subject to honoring the First Amendment, So Verizon, Comcast or Pacific Gas & Electric can't cut off your service for publicly proposing they be taken over by the government, or expressing displeasure about them, or supporting a cause they disagree with (or opposing one they support).. That does not prevent Wells Fargo or Chase from cancelling your Visa or MasterCard, or Google from disabling search, or your employer from firing you, if you did the above things, if they wanted to. That the large companies don't is because if they did and it was publicized, it would be a Public Relations disaster if they did.

Is it time to demand better protections for private speech? For example, laws prohibiting retaliation / firing by employers or perhaps businesses for private opinions expressed outside of the business or employment context? Similar to the way they can't fire someone for their race, religion or gender.
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The irst Amendment does not protect private free speecg rights by Commander Tansin A. Darcos 10/15/2019, 5:20pm PDT
    You're a retard by Vested Id 10/15/2019, 6:17pm PDT
        Probably shouldn't have called you a retard, sorry by Vested Id 10/15/2019, 6:51pm PDT
        Re: You're a retard by Becker 10/15/2019, 7:13pm PDT
            That was how you got an NEA grant NT by Vested Id 10/15/2019, 7:57pm PDT
        (Oprah voice) You're a retard! and You're a retard! and… by Commander Tansin A. Darcos 10/16/2019, 2:16am PDT
            Wonderful, give me a week to review this NT by Vested Id (lazy ass) 10/16/2019, 4:27pm PDT
 
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