Posted on Jan 12, 2020
CPO Nate S.
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In recent years there has been a call to impact "FREE" speech to advantage or disadvantage one group or the other using overt or covert means. No where in the world has the right to speak openly been more guaranteed or guarded more jealously.

As we watch the students in Iran lift up their voices in protest against the brutality of zealots in their own government, I am reminded of the many times in history students have entered their voices to the situations of injustice that are all too often characterized in other terms.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/embed/p0804xwv/51079965

So, the question is simple:

- How do you "personally" know that the speech you are hearing is "FREE", "UNFETTERED" and "RESPONSABLE" is being communicated meeting the 1st Amendment standard of NOT "... being abridged..." in order to promote a given agenda?

This question just might spark some commentary. I am reading a book right now that sparked this question. It, may be too early in my reading of the 439 pg book including the index to ask the question. Bu when a book captures your interest in the 1st pages and you are already underlining and annotating passages it seems a book appropriate to take a risk and ask this kind of question.
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You'll know speech is free when the government, local, state or federal, isn't attacking you for communicating your opinion or stating controversial facts.
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LCDR Joshua Gillespie
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In the simplest manner...I presume that until agents of the officially recognized government, be they local, state, or federal...come to fine or incarcerate me for my opinions...I have "freedom of speech". None of that really protects me from being lambasted publicly or privately, losing close friends or family connections, or possibly even my livelihood (should an employer find an "excuse") as a result of the same. The way I see it, the Founders were not trying to create hegemony...they wanted a nation where people could have a voice in how they were governed. This doesn't mean that anything someone says should go unchallenged...or that actions don't have consequences.
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PO3 Phyllis Maynard
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CPO Nate S. the element of responsibility is very important when determining if it is a matter or hindering free speech or protecting National Security. Many foreign enemies are throwing our own rhetoric (divised out of free speech) back in our faces and are infiltrating our government as elected leaders.
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