What Is Free Speech?

Nadia Ansari, Editor

Amendment one states that congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or to the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Every human being deserves free speech. And that is the theme this year: What Is free speech?

Free speech can be seen differently based on who you are. For example, speaking your mind at a march for pride, or women’s rights can be an example of free speech. Speaking for the thought of freedomOr speaking up in class about a topic, you, the reader, are very passionate about. You can start a very big debate or discussion depending on that topic.

For myself, freedom of the press is critical to me. Without news, where would we be today? There is so much we would not know.

So as the reader, I would like you to answer this question: What Is Free Speech to You?