1. For sure.It's something we're all guilty of, except maybe @Ninja'd because just cracks jokes but I think we'd all better off with taking a chill pill and deep breath before going in swingning.
I agree and disagree with you here...
There are certain employements where political affiliations should be not allowed... things like Judges, Law enforcement, emergancy services and various gov deptartments like SARS, C&E, Home Affiars etc. Politics has no place there, but telling a private company or somone in a private company they can't have their own beliefs... that's wrong on every level. Sure you can tell them to keep in their pants so to speak, with no displays, discussions etc at work, but saying they can't take a days leave or go support something on their own time is wrong.
I get scared when all the "liberal" guys here start agreeing with me.
2. Watch your back!