Does the First Amendment of Free Speech apply in the Private Sector?

The Chicago Tribune Perspective article titled, NBA – China controversy shows how money trumps free speech, reported a political pundit opinion: “Essentially, everybody has their price, so take the profits and shut up about your political leadership.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to question the wisdom of the Chicago Tribune columnist understands the First Amendment Rights of Free Speech are not the same in the Private Sector as they are in the Constitution.

This issue brings up the issue of education deficiencies of what Rights Bill of Rights and “say what the law is, not what it should be,” along with the issue of Wisdom, Rights, Responsibilities of citizens.

Also, the wisdom of an idiom, “Never Bite the hand that feeds you.”

King Solomon

1-6 These are the wise sayings of Solomon,
    David’s son, Israel’s king—
Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right,
    to understand what life means and where it’s going;
A manual for living,
    for learning what’s right and just and fair;
To teach the inexperienced the ropes
    and give our young people a grasp on reality.
There’s something here also for seasoned men and women,
    still a thing or two for the experienced to learn—
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
    the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women. (Proverbs 1:6)

 What’s My Point?

Why are news pundits implying that Corporations are villains in this issue when in reality, when they are not doing anything illegal?

Is it because the real issue is the USA is deficient in education of its citizens about their responsibilities of the Bill of Rights?

In My Opinion

There is a sad breakdown in education in the USA to teach wisdom of what the Bill of Rights responsibilities of what freedom allows vs. what it does not allow.

For Example

Antifa masked groups have destroyed property because they believe their Rights were violated.

If you review Freedom of Speech in an article below of different countries including Hong Kong, you find similar restrictions such as: “to meet the needs of public security or of investigation into criminal offences.”

If you review another article of the USA titled, Your Free Speech Rights (Mostly) Don’t Apply at Work.

In other words, it is sad what views are being reported to the public are folly, and contributing to creating misinformation and in some instance’s political divisiveness, hatred, and violence in the USA.

If Interested

Read the Source Links below.

You Decide

Why is it we teach our education system, public officials including the Supreme Court provide guidelines for what “say what the law is, not what it should be,” along with the issue of Wisdom, Rights, Responsibilities of citizens.

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-nba-china-hong-kong-page-20191011-3cxbsimr6rg2fo33ret6i5rbhm-story.html

Corporate Law Freedom of Speech

https://corporate.findlaw.com/law-library/freedom-of-speech-in-the-workplace-the-first-amendment-revisited.html

Forbes Speech Work Rights

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomspiggle/2018/09/28/free-speech-work-rights/#23c29aa338c8

Wikipedia Freedom of Speech by Country

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech_by_country#Hong_Kong

Idiom Never Bite the Hand that Feeds You

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