freedom of speech - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Freedom of speech, an essential part of real democracy, can only function when there are mechanisms for checking facts and integrity. When lies run wild to vandalise the fabric of society, we will soon find ourselves vagrant of the philosophical houses our ancestors fought so hard to preserve. Lest we forget.
You have freedom of speech, what you lack is the ability to combine empathy with logical analysis to make it work.
Freedom of speech is a wonderful liberty and health inducing function of society if, and only if, the citizens exercise their right to freedom of thought beforehand - exploring their ideas to see if they come from a place of love, good intention and virtue - or emotional indifference, entitlement and fear.
Words are more powerful than guns, so operated safe-speech the same way you'd operate safe-gun protocols. Will the words bring unity and love or division and hardship on others? What are your speech-safety-protocols?
You have the right to say whatever you want, but your audience has the right to ask you to say it politely and in a way that seeks brings more unity and sharing of perspectives.