Free Speech is a very costly expression. It seems speech is free as long as my speech agrees with your speech…and when it doesn’t… I seem to no longer have a right to express my opinion or you…yours. Ayishat Akanbi, writer and artist said, “Everyone enjoys free speech until it’s somebody else’s.”
We have Constitutional and Human Rights laws that ensure and protect our Free Speech:
Constitution of United States of America 1789 (rev. 1992)
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states that:
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Har…Har…Har! Just try this free speech practice and see what it costs. Ha…Ha…Ha! That was a costly laugh. Shutting down free speech is not free speech. Demanding that my free speech agree with your free speech is not free speech.
“If I said anything wrong, you must prove it. But if I’m speaking the truth, why are you beating me?” Jesus