Speech On Freedom Of Speech

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Refusing Silence
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter” was once emphasized by George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. Washington expresses how significant freedom of speech is and why Americans should use their voice to speak out and not be kept quiet. Without this nation and its citizens being able to exercise their rights as stated in the Bill of Rights, the Constitution would not have any meaning or purpose.
Believing that free speech should not be limited for any individual in this society is a cornerstone to democratic societies as people should be able to say and do as they please. Communicating one’s thoughts should not result in any consequences due to the enactment of the First Amendment as established by the founding fathers in order to keep this country united as well as loyal to the United States Constitution.
In a televised special “Censored in America” produced by John Stossel, Fox News reporter, David and Jason Benham from the HGTV television program “Flip it Forward” spoke at a prayer rally where people were openly criticizing same-sex marriage, were fired and lost their series because of their beliefs and what they said during a radio interview “Homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation.”
The Brenham brothers spoke with HGTV and were asked if they were anti-gay then they replied by saying no but that they believe that sexuality should be

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