Have your Facebook "friends" and family filled your newsfeed with how the Duck Dynasty people are getting screwed and their right to the Freedom of Speech has been violated? A FB friend posted this, which is perfect. Feel free to use as a weapon against ridiculously uneducated fools:
Dear nonlawyer friends,
Losing one's job is not always a constitutional issue. The first amendment protects citizens from the government imposing sanctions on speech. It says nothing about private companies. You do not have a 1st amendment right to a TV show. See look:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
So can everyone please stop it with the freedom of speech crap.
Thanks, Your lawyerly friend
P.s. I can't believe that actual elective government officials are discussing free speech. Sigh..