Personally, if my employer feels I need access to email or to be reached 24/7, it is their responsibility to provide the means for that. They do not have the right to takeover my personal property or data just because I work there. Put differently, if there is a business reason for them needing me to receive emails/texts/calls outside of normal working hours, then they should provide a business solution. If I want to do it for my own convenience on my own device, well, then I would have to weigh the convenience against all the privacy issues involved.
This. I just tried to argue this same point where I work; I work in an IT group that has a rotating 24x7 on call. We had employer-issued Blackberries, which both received SMS messages and could connect to email. Since we had had them for a while, the SMS alerts over time had evolved to "X has failed. Check your email for details." Then the company forced us to turn in our Blackberries and went to a BYOD. I tried, unsuccessfully, to argue your point. I get spotty coverage on my personal phone, and none in the building, so that would rule out my personal device. Plus I refuse to allow the company control of my device, stipend or no. The alternative was to accept a "penny phone" (a Samsung Chronos 2). I was very clear with my boss and boss' boss what that could mean for response to pages. So far, nothing has come up, but I also am kind of heistant to stray far from home when I am on call.
There. Fixed it for you.
But on a more serious note, it takes a large sum of cash to run for office these days. To garner enough to run for office, one either needs to be independently wealthy, or spend all of one's time raising donations rather than campaigning.
From the story:
Casey wrote in his story to the publication that a flight attendant came over to him and ordered him to turn off his phone. "He said something to the effect of 'you can't use a cell phone in flight'
"About 10 minutes later, the same guy comes back and waves his hand in front of my face, I pause the movie again, and look over at him. He says that I am not allowed to use a cell phone in flight and I am breaking FAA rules," his story continues.
After further protesting, Casey said the flight attendant yelled, "You have to do anything I say. I am going to have you arrested."
Yes, I think we all know that cell phone use is prohibited during flight. I also am sure that flight attendants have a fairly thankless and difficult job. However, I also think airlines need to keep their flight attendants up-to-date on current entertainment technology. And, that telling a passenger, "You have to do anything I say," and having a passenger arrested isn't going to look good on a customer sat survey.