First Amendment

Nearly every heated argument on the internet between Americans eventually gets to one fundamental point.  All it takes is a label of some kind – racist, liberal, nazi, socialist – and within a few messages someone is bound to claim that their First Amendment right to Free Speech is somehow being squashed.  This whine is both laughably silly and, like any well-cut joke, deeply reflective on our culture’s basic values.

What does it mean to be oppressed and have your right to Free Speech taken away?

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