We can see once again how freedom of speech doesn’t work well in a society where our employers have so much power over us. They can fire us for any reason or no reason at all, at least in most states. The following is about a man who was fired for an anti-Donald Trump tweet. The twee criticized the widow of a Navy SEAL. His criticism is that she allowed Trump to use her for his own political agenda. It was legitimate criticism. The man’s father refused to let Trump use him that way. So conservative were outraged, probably because he dared to criticize the US military. And as conservatives are known to do, they probably sought out his employer, because getting people fired for their opinions is what conservatives do. According to the article one conservative said: "I really want to ruin this guy’s life over what he said. Does this make me THE LIBERAL now?” Of course most of us realize it takes a conservative to cost someone their job over an opinion.
Unlike many states, such as Kansas, where I live, he may be able to sue his employers, Liberty Advisor Group, because of the Illinois' Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Illinois actually has a law to protect people from being fired over something they did in their off hours in their own time. That is the only way people in this country can actually have freedom of speech. If we can be fired for our opinions then we really don’t have freedom of speech. –SJ Otto