I'll settle for a fast food post - graphic w/ side order of links to go. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how many words is a link worth?
From Blogs and freedom of speech and the National Coalition against Censorship
Some states have laws that may protect an employee or applicant's legal off-duty blogging, especially if the employer has no policy or an unreasonably restrictive policy with regard to off-duty speech activities. For example, California has a law protecting employees from "demotion, suspension, or discharge from employment for lawful conduct occurring during nonworking hours away from the employer's premises."For dessert, lagniappe - a Mark Twain quote on free speech:
There is also a Labor Law statute which protects employees engaged in lawful off-duty conduct which does not materially conflict with the employer's interests. Activities such as union activity, recreational activity, lawful use of consumable products and political and free speech activities are examples.
As an active privilege, it ranks with the privilege of committing murder; we may exercise it if we are willing to take the consequences.