Here in the US, we take our freedom of speech for granted. This is largely due to the fact that our public school systems fail us, to put it mildly. We are not taught about the necessity of free speech to maintain our right and ability to follow our joy, to speak our mind, and stand up for our convictions.
Freedom of speech is not just a pleasant liberty. It is the enshrinement into Constitutional law of our natural, unalienable right to express the truth in accordance with our ability to perceive it. It is based on the wise and true recognition that no one person can know all things or be all wise. But it is more than that. It is the mechanism by which we maintain a vital and functioning society.
Most cultures do recognize the right to speak at some level. But, no other country on the planet has foundational laws that protect the right to speak freely. No other western country has a law that protects the right to speak the truth, to risk offending. Indeed, to speak is to offend — since no one person can ever say a thing that someone somewhere will not disagree with. That means, essentially, political correctness eventually shuts down all speech, except the speech of the state.
In these divisive political times, we see the need for free speech more and more. Even now, in other western nations, people are being imprisoned for thought crimes. Here, Milo highlights the latest in the struggle for free speech.
~ Liberty Video News