The headlines are reading, “Ham Sandwiches and Sausage Rolls May Be Banned from Office Kitchens for Being Offensive.”
I’m sorry, but I find the very idea of this nonsense offensive, not to mention a direct violation of my Constitutional rights.
First, this is America, not Nazi Germany. I’ll eat anything I please. Our nation is all about freedom, not restriction.
Second, I will not cow-tow to a mindless cult that calls itself a “religion” while continuing to slaughter hundreds of millions of my fellow humans in the name of Allah (Satan) at an ever-increasing pace.
The only restrictions we have — or ever should have — in the United States of America involve measurable physical and financial harm. Our courts have repeatedly ruled that “offenses” exist largely, if not only, in the eye of the beholder, and that the individual accused of causing an offense is not responsible. It’s up to the beholder to not be offended, particularly when I exercise my freedom of speech under the First Amendment to our Constitution by eating a ham sandwich. No one has a “right” to use their being offended as an excuse to force other people to change their behavior.
Decency laws are a different matter, which is why 99% of America’s beaches remain “swimsuits required.”
Do we need a “Right to Exercise Our Constitutional Rights” bill? No, as that would be absurd. We might, however, require a “Freedoms in the Workplace” bill that prohibits employers from banning certain foods just because those foods might “offend” someone.
In fact, I seem to recall my doctor telling me that I need to continue eating ham sandwiches and sausage for my health. Yes, yes… I’m reasonably sure he mentioned that a while back…
If someone is allergic to peanut butter, it’s up to them to bring suitable food from home in order to prevent contact with food items containing peanuts.
In precisely the same vein, if someone is offended by ham sandwiches and sausage rolls, it’s up to them to bring suitable food from home in order to prevent contact with food items containing pork.
In closing, I strongly encourage you and other members of Congress to resist the severely biased drivel that comes from the “interfaith” group CoExist House. It’s largely a pro-Islamic group around with a few overly politically correct and misguided individuals have aligned themselves. They have absolutely zero qualms about trampling our Constitutional rights through the advancement of their highly anti-American agenda.