First, an old commercial:
Getty made more than one such commercial. (I think I have the full set.) They embedded the same premises. Whether they stimulated much thought is unclear. But the message is not.
Now a picture:
Reflect on that for a moment. Freedom must perforce include the freedom to choose one’s associates for oneself, regardless of the reasons or the context. Most of us would choose not to employ lawbreakers, for example. But apparently that’s forbidden by law as a form of “discrimination:”
Biden’s Department Of Justice is now suing Elon Musk’s SpaceX for daring to require an employee to be a citizen or legal permanent resident in the United States of America in order to be employed by the company. In their press release, the DOJ explains that they’re suing because “SpaceX hired only U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents” while they “refused to hire qualified asylees and refugee applicants and repeatedly rejected asylee and refugee applicants because of their citizenship status,” and even “discouraged asylees and refugees from applying for open positions.”
I mean, it stands to reason that if one of the qualifications for employment is that the employee be a citizen or legal permanent resident, then non-citizen asylees and refugees aren’t actually “qualified applicants,” are they. They lack a major qualification for the job. And perhaps SpaceX discouraged them from applying because they knew they weren’t qualified for the position based on them not being citizens or lawful permanent residents.
UPDATE: If you don’t believe it, here’s the DOJ’s press release.
So try your best to stay on the right side of the law. You don’t want to be indicted for “attacking democracy,” do you? And of course, try to avoid “hate speech” like this:
I need more coffee. Back in a bit.