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Free Speech: The Great Enemy of The Empire of Lies

•, RonPaulLibertyReport

Since authoritarians gain and maintain their power by propaganda and lies, it follows that free speech and the truth are their great enemy. No matter what "systems" the authoritarians try to erect to stop people from speaking freely, the truth always prevails. It ends up being spoken from the most unplanned, unexpected, and unpredictable places. Nevertheless, we must forever remain vigilant and defend our ability to speak freely.

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Comment by PureTrust
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Seems to me that free speech is based in private property and the right to contract. Before speech is spoken, it belongs to the one who thinks it up. Even if he copies it from somewhere, he places his own nuances on it. It is his private property. When he speaks it, others hear by agreement to listen. If there is not agreement to listen, others won't hear it. They will place themselves in a position where they can't hear it. So, just about everything done between the people involves private property and the right to contract. | The right to free speech as maintained in the 1st Amendment is simply the right to make private speech (or thinking) a public thing. This right exists without the 1st Amendment, because any government person making a law against free public speech can be adjudicate against man-to-man for limiting the freedom of someone else. Having and agreeing to the 1st Amendment simply makes things easier.