Patriotic Microphone - Freedom of Speech

Freedom to Talk

It’s easy to support the Freedom to Talk, known more commonly as the Freedom of Speech. I submit that the best way to support this Freedom is to advocate for another freedom, the Freedom to Listen. It is, after all, by listening to others how we can be exposed to other viewpoints and other ideas. We should never want to shut anyone up as it is through complete transparency that we can have more confidence in our government leaders. Sometimes, the best leaders are those for whom listening is just as much an art as is their elegant oration.

Lest we forget let’s quote from the Constitution: ” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Please spend some time today listening to someone else. They just might reward you by listening more to you. It is how you really support Freedom of Speech.