Have we lost free speech in America? Our First Amendment right for all Americans is free speech. Protesters, journalists Civil-rights advocates, street preachers and all Americans have enjoyed the right of free speech.
Free speech gets on our nerves if the language doesn't fit our philosophy, religious teachings, traditions or political views.
Free speech can inspire, encourage, help, teach and motivate but it can also tear down, torch, blaspheme and incite people to anger. Words can bless and words can burn. It only takes a spark to get a fire going. The tongue is a powerful weapon and should be used with caution. While we are guaranteed free speech we understand that our speech will likely generate or provoke responses that will either be kind, hostile or apathetic.