freedom of speech

Freedom of speech protects the minority

Nothing signals the death of critical thinking in this country more than the attack on free speech. The First Amendment, which was literally the first Amendment for a reason. Nothing is more essential or critical to a functioning republic. Nothing. If people are not free and comfortable to say what they’re thinking, we cannot sustain a free nation. Without the freedom to say what we think and what we believe, we are effectively censored. If we are censored, that means the government (or media) can control the information we’re given and, more importantly, the information we’re not given. Information…

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There’s always a desire to simplify the complicated. An interest in boiling down an intricate set of events or decisions into one convenient sound bite. So, here’s mine… Be unoffendable. Find humor and joy in everything. Don’t take it all too seriously. Be willing and able to laugh at yourself. There are way too many people actively seeking ideas, words, phrases, visuals, or actions that will offend them. I’m not sure what drives that. Need to justify innate anger? Wanting to have a cause? Seeking purpose? If you’re unoffendable, you’ll see some interesting changes around you. People will start…

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