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A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, so She Lost Her Job

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    clerical_terrors
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    I'm sharing this piece simply because I am flabbergasted at the fact that the state of Texas even has such a legal requirement in the first place. As the article mentions it seems completely...

    I'm sharing this piece simply because I am flabbergasted at the fact that the state of Texas even has such a legal requirement in the first place. As the article mentions it seems completely arbitrary and infringing on First Amendement rights in a huge way, since it reaches well beyond the workplace, on top of potentially preventing tens of children from getting adequate support.

    And for what reason even? Had she signed the oath but continued to boycott Israeli products would they have found out? Is there a legal framework to determime such a thing?

    13 votes
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      Gaywallet
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      We saw in your browser history that after searching for an item on amazon you then researched the company on Google and subsequently purchased another item after stumbling onto a page which...

      Had she signed the oath but continued to boycott Israeli products would they have found out?

      We saw in your browser history that after searching for an item on amazon you then researched the company on Google and subsequently purchased another item after stumbling onto a page which indicated they had an office in Israel 🙄

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      1. clerical_terrors
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        You joke but this is probably the most airtight accusation they could get away with, because it allow for guessing intent rather than attempting to prove a negative.

        You joke but this is probably the most airtight accusation they could get away with, because it allow for guessing intent rather than attempting to prove a negative.

        2 votes
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    EightRoundsRapid
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    This is bizarre, and I honestly don't see how it can be legal to prescribe where a private citizen chooses to shop for groceries/consumer goods. Without even going into whether this is within US...

    This is bizarre, and I honestly don't see how it can be legal to prescribe where a private citizen chooses to shop for groceries/consumer goods.

    Without even going into whether this is within US Constitutional boundaries, it seems like gross over reach into the private lives of people. It's also incredibly disturbing to see how widespread these laws are, and how all encompassing. And all to protect a foreign power.

    In a massive understatement, I'm going to class this as "somewhat unsettling", although I'm actually quite angry about it, even though I'm not American or resident in the USA.

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      Diff
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      The whole "you have to agree to not ever boycott Israel ever if you want our help" thing with the hurricane assistance was absolutely bizarre. I had no idea this kind of thing (enforcing a...

      The whole "you have to agree to not ever boycott Israel ever if you want our help" thing with the hurricane assistance was absolutely bizarre. I had no idea this kind of thing (enforcing a political stance) was so widespread across the states.

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      1. EightRoundsRapid
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        Yeah, I did a double take when I got to that part. The level of coercion involved is incredible, and in my opinion completely amoral.

        Yeah, I did a double take when I got to that part.

        The level of coercion involved is incredible, and in my opinion completely amoral.

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