Without freedom of speech we are in danger of creating a situation where everybody may disagree with something, but everybody also believes that everyone else does believe it so they say nothing, they do nothing, and a great atrocity occurs. A simple example of this comes by way of a story most of Gen X and Baby-boomers are familiar with. The Emperor Has No Clothes. The story goes that everyone knew the emperor was naked, but were afraid because everyone else acted as though he did have clothes. This happens all to often in our world when we let "group think" take over the rational mind. While the Emperor was simply humiliated, it illustrates the danger of suppressing speech.
Think back to the Witch Trails. Do you really believe everyone agreed with it? How different might the world be if we had not killed hundreds of thousands of "witches" .... I could give a hundred of examples, but I am sure my readers already know most of them.
Raven and I were reading a history lesson on the Christian Crusades. A Viking had been converted to Christianity and went on these Crusades. At a point, in the middle of a battle, women and children were being slaughtered but the Viking stood up and stopped the slaughter. We all have it in us, the ability to stand up for what is right (and sometimes what is wrong), however, without FREEDOM of speech, all can be lost. All will be lost, and I will not be a part of the destruction of the ideals of freedom.
I invite you to watch the youtube video below and also, when you have a minute, visit the following website to understand what is happening on College campuses around out great nation. Our future leaders are learning that free speech is bad, segregation is good, and everyone should simply do as they are told.
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