Your conscience or your job.
You can't have both.
WHISTLEBLOWING WHISTLES WANTED
This ruling is a green light
for corrupt politicians.
To Orwell Today,
re: previous discussion about harassment
Thank you, please include on your website a very interesting news article:
The supreme court has curbed protection to whistleblowers of government corruption. In effect, if an employee asks the wrong questions, they can now be punished without regard to freedom of speech.
Another victory for Big Brother.
Thanks for whistleblowing on the Supreme Court's whistleblower ruling:
Justices ease whistleblower protections, Washington Times, May 31, 2006
A divided Supreme Court said yesterday that free-speech rights do not shield government employees -- even proclaimed whistleblowers reporting wrongdoing -- from punishment for comments made on the job...Critics said the ruling could silence nearly all of the nation's 20 million civil servants, who now can be "disciplined" for exposing official abuse through their government positions. "This ruling is a green light for corrupt politicians to fire whistleblowers. Almost all whistleblowing occurs as part of an employee's official duties. This is the worst Supreme Court ruling on whistleblowing in 50 years," said Stephen Kohn, chairman of the National Whistleblower Center...Gerald W. McEntee, president of the 1.4-million-member American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, denounced the court's ruling. "The Supreme Court has sent a chilling warning to potential whistleblowers - Your conscience or your job. You can't have both," he said...
It never ceases to amaze me how much power is given to 9 people in black robes. They're "goodthinkers" for the "lords of the earth" and they tow Big Brother's line.
All the best,
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