Freedom of Speech/Freedom of Expression still exists and is protected by the Government; the Government cannot ("should not") penalize anyone for their point of view when expressed verbally or symbolically. OUR rights, freedoms & liberties protect us all from the Government and its agents (elected/appointed/hired personnel) but... we are our own worst enemies. WE, as individuals and free-thinking Americans must often have to deal with out own neighbors and fellow citizens that taken umbrage against our opinions and points of view, and become hostile, even overly aggressive and menace and threaten us for not having the same thoughts or opinions as they do.
I once debated someone with a differing point of view; after I listed to him, I explained the facts to him and asked him to look it up on his cell 'phone; he read the contents and finally said, "It says here you're correct but I still don't like it" and I said, "That's what makes America great, you can like or dislike things without facing reprisals. I can only explain things but I cannot make you like it." (He still doesn't speak with me)
· 1 year ago