The realities are that although Americans are protected by the First Amendment our speech is restricted.
We may not hang a picture of any President in our office except the current one. Thus we may hang a picture of Yogi Bear but not of Abraham Lincoln. The fact that Lincoln remains dead for over 100 years and is on our currency is not considered.
Our speech is regulated to the point that anything that considered by anyone to be offensive is considered grounds for disciplinary action. In reality it is a tool of far left and in an office of 200 plus people four workers made up 90% of the complaints.
Certain actions are offensive and should be met with a suspension. Calling a short Black coworker Gary Coleman or calling an Italian coworker Tony Soprano would get people a suspension.
In the recent election I was careful never to say a single word. Even the cryptic phrase said to a coworker "talk to me on April 15" was deemed offensive by a person who illegally played pro Obama campaign messages at work.
In reality these rules are used by people with a far left agenda to harass their peers and some supervisors to bludgeon their staff. The fact that this seems insane and flies in the face of common sense is just meaningless.