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Today’s blacklisted American: Two flight attendants fired by Alaska Airlines for asking questions

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: not applicable to Alaska Airlines
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Apparently Alaska Airlines thinks
it doesn’t apply to them.

Lacey Smith, a former flight attendant for Alaska Airlines, found herself fired from her job when she did exactly what Alaska Airlines had requested, joining the company’s online discussion group debating its decision to publicly support a leftist bill in Congress that religious people have concerns about.

What horrible thing did Lacey Smith do in that discussion group? She simply asked a question.

Alaska Airlines issued a statement on the employees’ message board declaring support for the “Equality” Act—the deceptively named legislation that’s currently stalling in the Senate. As First Liberty [the legal firm defending Lacey] has explained, this bill poses a serious threat to religious freedom if it becomes law.

As a Christian, Lacey has concerns about the ramifications of the “Equality” Act—as do millions of Americans.

So, when Alaska Airlines invited employees to comment and ask questions about the company’s support for the “Equality” Act, Lacey took the opportunity to respond on the company message board.

She asked, “As a company, do you think it’s possible to regulate morality?”

This was all she did, ask this one simple question, doing exactly what the company requested. The result? According to the video at the link,

She said first the company wrote a response to her comment, then they deleted it, then they paused her work schedule, then there was a meeting, then they fired her for her faith.

Nor was Lacey Smith the only religious employee fired. A second individual, who is presently requesting anonymity, was also fired when he or she simply asked on the discussion board, “Does Alaska support: endangering the Church, encouraging suppression of religious freedom, obliterating women rights and parental rights?”

In the America that is now long gone, this case would be a no-brainer. Not only would these two individuals easily win their case for being discriminated against because of their religious beliefs, they might even win enough to own the airline after all is said and done.

Today, who knows? Our society is now permeated with people who are certain that their leftist beliefs are right — such as the management at Alaska Airlines — and thus anyone who questions them is evil and should be eradicated from the earth. I do not have much faith in modern courts or juries to defend the rights of these individuals to freedom of speech or to not be discriminated against because of their beliefs.

But I applaud them both for fighting. You can’t possibly win a battle if you don’t at least fight back. Too often in the past half century Americans have meekly bowed to the demands of the left, allowing their abuses of power and storm-trooper tactics to go unpunished in order to “go along to get along.”

This must end, now.

When some corporate non-entity demands obedience and specific political opinions from its employees, those employees must raise hell. When a crowd of Antifa and BLM protesters begin looting and pillaging the homes and businesses of innocent citizens, those citizens must raise hell against them, including defending themselves with force, if necessary.

And when politicians, such as Democrat Joe Biden, try to force you to do something you consider immoral, in direct violation of the plain words of the Constitution, we all must raise hell.

Do not comply. Do not agree. Oppose them, loudly, publicly, and with courage. Make them fight you, because if you sit on your hands and make believe the problem isn’t yours, it very soon will be.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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