Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are the glue that strengthens all our rights.
Freedom of speech is essential to all of our rights. The freedom of the press is the biggest check and balance afforded to Us as a free society. Without being able to freely communicate ideas with each other freedom is doomed.
Political correctness is a direct assault on free speech. This is being feed to us through the Guardians of free speech ,the free press. Journalist today through political correctness try to ban words. This equals rules on speech. This is not free speech and is only about control. Freedom of speech has stopped groups like the KKK in America. It allowed the members of the KKK to spew their vile hatred. This in turn made Americans see the evil in their hearts and public opinion turned. That is what freedom of speech does and why it is so important.
The right to speak freely with no repercussions is essential to freedom. The current administration bans words, why? Because they believe they have the answer only and you have no right to disagree,again UN-AMERICAN ! If the free press would do their jobs and care more about the facts then their bottom line we would have less corrupt politicians. Free speech is suppose to guard us from that but the Guardians of that free speech are failing America
Freedom of speech ended slavery. It got started by people being able to communicate freely sharing ideas. Without being able to communicate freely how long do you think our other rights would stand up?We as a people should demand more from our journalist that poor gasoline on a fire to sell stories.
We have evolved as a country trying to right wrongs of the past . As a people united we could demand facts from journalist. We have the power to get the country back to the rule of law,the only way to freedom. Instead we see an Administration that ignores laws and re-writes them himself,why? Journalist do not hold him accountable.
There is no color, race nor religion clause added to our rights. Think of them as a muscle the more you exercise them the stronger they become and vice versa. Remember when you brush this off that good men died to bring us the rights and freedom we enjoy. It is our duty as Americans to honor that sacrifice by invoking those rights as often as possible .
____ Roger Hoekstra