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    Wearing “Don’t Tread on Me” insignia could be punishable racial harassment

    From the court: On January 8, 2014, Complainant filed a formal complaint in which he alleged that the Agency subjected him to discrimination on the basis of race (African American) and in reprisal for prior EEO activity when, starting in the fall of 2013, a coworker (C1) repeatedly wore a cap to work with an insignia of the Gadsden Flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.”

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    Eugene Volokh comments, including this by a third party.

    “There is a place for political discussion in our country, but it shouldn’t be the workplace. Accordingly, you may want to consider adopting policies that prohibit political discussions and expression in your workplace, consistent with the applicable state and federal requirements.” So writes one employment lawyer, in the Virginia Employment Law Letter. Other employment law experts have likewise urged employers to broadly restrict speech, including speech about presidential politics (that happened with regard to talk about the Clinton/Lewinsky matter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Could OCing be discrimination on the basis of race?
    Everything is racist. I think that not being allowed to OC could be racist. How do you think that carrying is racist?

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    hmmm. Interesting line of thought. I wonder if shooting my "gat" sideways gangsta style may be considered racists by way of cultural appropriation...
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    Government control over employers is the SOLE reason I don't have employees. Government is costing people jobs.

    If I don't get full control over how you dress/act/talk while I'm paying you, you don't get to work for me. Period.

    And I'd easily tolerate people with differing views, too, if it was done respectfully, and without wasting the time I'm paying for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Government control over employers is the SOLE reason I don't have employees. Government is costing people jobs.

    If I don't get full control over how you dress/act/talk while I'm paying you, you don't get to work for me. Period.

    And I'd easily tolerate people with differing views, too, if it was done respectfully, and without wasting the time I'm paying for.
    lol don't bother us none. We will just steal half your money and use it to pay those hypothetical employees of yours to stay home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Government control over employers is the SOLE reason I don't have employees. Government is costing people jobs.

    If I don't get full control over how you dress/act/talk while I'm paying you, you don't get to work for me. Period.

    And I'd easily tolerate people with differing views, too, if it was done respectfully, and without wasting the time I'm paying for.
    I doubt you would have any employees willing to accept FULL CONTROL .. LOL

    I'll only accept payment in $10 or $50 gold coins .. and I'll take the lowly wage of $100/wk.

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    Well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    I doubt you would have any employees willing to accept FULL CONTROL .. LOL

    I'll only accept payment in $10 or $50 gold coins .. and I'll take the lowly wage of $100/wk.
    I see what you did there...
    I would be willing to take Silver Coins in payment.
    I would work for cheap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    I see what you did there...
    I would be willing to take Silver Coins in payment.
    I would work for cheap!
    In for a penny, in for a pound (weight) so to speak eh?

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    Virginia has vehicle tags like that. I have them on my vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post
    lol don't bother us none. We will just steal half your money and use it to pay those hypothetical employees of yours to stay home.
    I must admit, I have no idea what you are trying to say here.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth
    I doubt you would have any employees willing to accept FULL CONTROL .. LOL
    Point taken. Ignore the word "full."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    I must admit, I have no idea what you are trying to say here.



    Point taken. Ignore the word "full."
    Meh. Nevermind. It made sense in my head lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post
    Meh. Nevermind. It made sense in my head lol
    In my mind I'm faster than a speeding bullet, I'm more powerful than a locomotive and I'm able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
    In my mind I'm faster than a speeding bullet, I'm more powerful than a locomotive and I'm able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
    batman?

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    Back, closer to the topic, history of the Gadsden Flag is of Charleston, SC

    Christopher Gadsden was Vice-president of South Carolina. His grandson, also Christopher, was a the 35-th Episcopal Church USA bishop and eponymous of the nicest retirement community in Charleston.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Va_Nemo View Post
    Virginia has vehicle tags like that. I have them on my vehicle.

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    You and he are soo confused.
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    The concern for implicit prohibited speech expands at the Volokh Conspiracy.

    Harvard law prof: Saying at work that “Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be president because women shouldn’t work full-time” may lead to a harassment lawsuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Va_Nemo View Post
    Virginia has vehicle tags like that. I have them on my vehicle.

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    roflmao

    first thing I thought of when I read the original article the other day!

    sadly, due to this kind of idiocy, they may be "recalled" as were the sons of confederate veterans plates
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