More and more I know people who claim they have lost their jobs or were passed over for promotion because of their political beliefs. Last week rumors swirled around “The View’s” Elisabeth Hasselbeck being released from her contract because her political views were clashing with the audience. We often hear of conservative actors and actresses keeping their political beliefs and activities private because they fear of being blacklisted by a liberal movie industry. Just a few days ago a friend of mine who is liberal and voted for Obama learned that the owner of the company she worked for let her go because of her political beliefs. This is a trend that appears to be on the uptick in a nation that is becoming increasingly politically divided. And this divide is a very real thing.
I have always held the belief that just because you have a right to express your political views doesn’t mean you have right to be free from any actions or reactions they may cause. Political views can cause a great deal strife within the family, with neighbors, and with co-workers/bosses. If you’re going to stick it out there and announce to the world where you fall on the political spectrum be prepared to reap the consequences, because nothing is more divisive than politics. So do I feel bad for people who lose their job or are passed over for promotion because their political beliefs are in conflict with the company owner? I do not. The way I see it is if you’re not smart enough to know the political views of the company you work for and you express political views that are in direct conflict with company/owner views then ready to accept the consequences of this action. You may have a right to express these views; but nothing says you have to. So when you volunteer them up, it’s a personal choice. We might be free to believe and say what we want in America, but that freedom does not shield us against the potential backlash our opinions may generate. I know this might not be a popular position with the “it’s not fair crowd,” but whoever said life was going to be fair. That’s my two cents for what it worth. Now on to the LINKs.
Below are links to outstanding conservative articles. Please take the time today to visit the links and when you’re there hit their tip jars if they have them. These good people work hard each day to bring you the truth. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs.
A Conservative Teacher: WSJ’s Helprin’s Newly Revised Psalm 23
Ace of Spades: Woman Who Hates Coal and Childbirth to Run for Senate In Kentucky
Adrienne’s Corner: Bill Whittle: Virtual President on Gun Control…
America’s Chronicle: The Venezuelan Government Make Fools of The People One More Time
American Glob: Obama Interior Department Nominee Got ObamaCare Waiver For Her Company
American Perspective: If you watch one video today….
America’s Watchtower: Gun companies refusing to sell to the United States government triples in two weeks
ARRA News Service: Proof: Obama Care Law Hurts Jobs, Increases Costs
Asylum Watch: The Obama Administration’s Love Affair With Islam
Atlas Shrugs: #myjihad in Denmark: “Denmark Unsafe for Jews”
blogsense-by-barb: Is America Moving Toward … Darkness?
Blog de KingShamus: Hugo Chavez Is Dead
Breitbart: Gabby Giffords’s Husband Buys AR-15
BUNKERVILLE: Gingrich: ‘McCain’s attack on Paul sad’
Catholibertarian: Interview with Sen. Pat Toomey on drones, Rand Paul’s filibuster & Links
Capitol Commentary: Who By Fire: Writing About Politics
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Anti-Gun Protester States Death Would Preferable to Self Defence
COMMON CENTS: Fox News Video: Benghazi 6 Months Of Deceit
Doug Ross@Journal: Is all of human history wrong and Barack Obama right?
Eye of Polyphemus: The Three Stooges–False Alarms
Hot Air: Hasselbeck to reportedly leave some television show she was apparently on
iOwnTheWorld: Great Muslim-Watch Site To Bookmark
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Rand Paul’s Personal Account Of His Filibuster
Laughing Conservative: Oh, McCain you’ve done it again
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Liberals v Reality, take two
Libertas and Latte: Your Representatives lie to you…….
Libertarian Republican: Who needs the 5th Amendment, say McCain and Graham
Liberty At Stake: Demotivational Sequestration
Maggie’s Notebook: Ben Carson: Country Living Semi-Automatics Okay, Urban Areas – huh uh
Manhattan Infidel: My Exclusive Interview with Attorney General Eric Holder
Moonbattery: American Comrade
Motorcitytimes: Ohio School Throwing The Book At Second Grader Who Brought Toy Gun To Class
Nuke’s: In case you were wondering
Pirate’s Cove: Berkley Councilman Proposes Taxation on Emails To Save Postal Service
Politics et al: Phony Unemployment Numbers for a Phony Recovery
Political Clown Parade: The Buzz Of Propellers
Political Realities: President Obama – To Trust Or Not To Trust Is The Question
Proof Positive: Sen. Dianne Feinstein Responds on Benghazi
Randy’s Roundtable: A New Generation Of Democrats
Right Truth: An alternate view of Rand Paul’s filibuster
rjjrdq’s America II: Los Angeles Displays Shameful Voter Apathy
Say Anything Blog: Republican State Legislator Applauds Obamacare In Washington DC
Spellchek: AG Holder – is your glass half-empty or half-full?
teresamerica: Should Small Pocketknives Be Permitted On Board Planes?
Texas Conservative News: Lumberton ISD Students wearing Burkas per CSCOPE?
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: Since when do we “teach” men to rape in America?
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: WHAT KIND OF TEA PARTY GROUP IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE?
The BLAZE: Denied Promotions Because of Her Politics
The Camp Of The Saints: Vote On Confirmation On John ‘The Drone’ Brennan
The Classic Liberal: Ron Paul With an AR-15
The Country Thinker: Time Magazine Goes After Hospitals
The Daley Gator: Is there any bigger threats to our kids than public schools?
The Foundry: Obamacare Continues to Restrict Hiring
The Lonely Conservative: Lindsey Graham Voted For John Brennan, Blamed Rand Paul
THE OTHER McCAIN: Sen. McCain Fears Crazy Birds Dumping Whitewash On TSA Security Theater
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: Rush: The neocons are paranoid about Rand Paul since the filibuster
The TexasFred Blog: Friday Digest — The Truth About Government Ammo Purchases
Theo Spark: “God and Country” – Wild Bill
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: Obama is Campaigning Instead of Governing
TOTUS: Proof People in Washington D.C. are Dumb
Virgina Right: U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions Delivers Weekly Republican Address
WARD WORLD: John McCain Makes An Ass of Himself On Drones
What Would The Founders Think: Implausible Deniability
WESTERN HERO: NUNYA
WyBlog: It’s official: Fed says Obamacare causes layoffs and hinders hiring
Zilla of the Resistance: Removing Justice’s Blindfold
Thanks for all the great articles. As always you guys are the heat. Keep up the great work.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!