It's a key distinguishing character of this country that we believe that the right to free speech (among others) was endowed to us by our Creator. As the government did NOT grant us that right, the government has no right to take it away. Only our Creator would be able to do that. What we did was grant to the federal government the right to enforce our rights. In today's politically-correct climate, I wonder how many Social Studies teachers clarify that point with students.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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