Who We Are
We are regular every day Americans who are concerned about the diminishing 1st Amendment right of Freedom of Speech in the 21st Century USA.
What Is The Problem?
Certain elements in our society believe that eliminating thought and speech that does not conform to the “mainstream” is something that should be the acceptable norm and even the legal standard.
What We Believe
We believe that discrimination of any speech is highly dangerous and is prohibited by the Constitution of the United States of America, more specifically the 1st Amendment;
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.
We believe the 1st Amendment was first in the Bill of Rights because the Founding Fathers believed it was the cornerstone of a free and functioning society. Today many people have the misconception that Free Speech comes with caveats of acceptability. A common argument is hate speech isn’t free speech. This is highly misguided because the protections of free speech is not for popular or “acceptable” speech but rather unpopular and the most vile speech. The reason that the most vile speech must be protected is because the Overton Window can change up or down over time and the standards for vile and acceptable speech may change drastically.