The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
To ''know your place'' is a good idea in politics. That is not to say ''stay in your place'' or ''hang on to your place,'' because ambition or boredom may dictate upward or downward mobility, but a sense of place -- a feel for one's own position in the control room -- is useful in gauging what you should try to do.
Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.