FREEDOM OF SPEECH
The RIGHTS we have are PROTECTED BY, not granted by
Rights will not be taken from us suddenly, there will be a gradual
erosion of them. Such is the nature of powerful central governments.
Many people have said one does not have an Absolute right to free
They justify this by an argument that goes something like the following:
yell FIRE! in a crowded theatre."
While common sense tells us it is wrong to yell fire in a theatre, if
there is no fire, are we really talking here about Freedom of
The answer is NO!. What we are really talking about is Reckless
What if a man, in a crowded theatre, without saying a word, holds up a
hand grenade with his hand on the pin?
It doesn't matter if it's a REAL grenade or not, if people are hurt, he
has committed reckless endangerment.
have a good idea, or see or hear something you think is WRONG or UNJUST,
don't ever let ANYONE tell you you can't talk about it!!
sworn, upon the altar of God, eternal hostility to all forms of tyranny
over the minds of men."
"Freedom of Speech is the most precious jewel in the Constitution. It is the
light that shines from Lady Liberty's torch. The common man, with his
discourse, earns the respect of his friends, his family, and his fellow
Citizens. And if the Leaders of the Republic ever feel that the common
man is too simple, or too uninformed, to offer advice on the workings of
government, or that his speech imperils their status, then, without a
doubt, or a moments hesitation, it's time to get new leaders"