This Biden agency is now telling Americans what they are allowed to say at work

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The cancel culture mob uses totalitarian-type tactics to control what Americans say in the media, on social media, and in the classroom.

But that’s not enough for the power-hungry elites.

And this Biden agency is now telling Americans what they are allowed to say at work.

The radical Left’s war on free speech

“Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech.”

Together, those words make up the free speech portion of the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights.

They’re the same words that the thought police on the Left wish they could strike from the record.

You see, leftist don’t believe in free speech.

For them, the First Amendment is an impediment to their dream of a 1984-like woke dystopia, where they control everything.

One of their tactics to get around that pesky First Amendment is to label words and phrases that don’t fit with their supposed “social justice” narrative as “dangerous hate speech.”

And that’s exactly how President Joe Biden’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is controlling the speech and behavior of American workers and employers.

The Biden administration’s special rules for special people

According to the Washington Examiner, Biden’s EEOC is implementing new rules for the workplace that dictate how employers and co-workers are allowed to talk to the Left’s favorite self-described “oppressed community.”

The EEOC published the new rules at the very end of April.

The Examiner reported that under the new rule, use of a “name or pronoun inconsistent with the individual’s known gender identity” is considered “unlawful harassment rooted in sex-based discrimination.”

You’ll notice the EEOC is conflating “sex” and “gender identity” in this rule.

Along with prohibitions on supposed “deadnaming” and “misgendering,” the EEOC is now forcing employers to make the workplace unsafe for female staff.

The new rule requires employers to offer “a bathroom or other sex-segregated facility consistent with the individual’s gender identity.”

Legal and political experts are expecting the rule to be challenged all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Biden’s EEOC acts unconstitutionally

Along with being bad policy, the rule is a clear overreach of the EEOC’s authority.

As the Examiner reported, the EEOC’s only role is to apply federal laws written by Congress and rulings from the federal courts to the workplace.

The EEOC has no Constitutional power to create and then implement new “rights” or sweeping policies that were not decided by Congress or the courts.

EEOC officials are using Bostock v. Clayton County to justify their usurpation of power.

The ruling in that case said that employers cannot make hiring or firing decisions based on a person’s gender identity.

However, the High Court specifically noted that the ruling did not apply to workplace conditions.

“Sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and dress codes will prove unsustainable after our decision today, but none of these other laws are before us,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the decision. “We do not purport to address bathrooms, locker rooms, or anything else of that kind.”

Try explaining that to the Biden administration and the EEOC.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.