What has happened to free speech?
On Dec. 15, 1791, Amendment 1 to the U.S. Constitution stated, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
That was 223 years ago! What wisdom, what foresight.
Fast forward to Aug. 22, 2014. Today, we put a price on free speech.
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If you are the NBA commissioner, it's $2 billion (he should be removed immediately, and the owners should be ashamed of themselves).
If you are into local politics, the price is being limited to three minutes before the microphone gets shut off, even though the First Amendment has no such timetable to be able to "redress grievances."
And now a child cannot say "bless you" in a school run by, supposedly, "educated" Marxist zealots!
Everyone who reads this may very well wring their hands and shake their heads, but probably do nothing. At least I wrote this letter to the editor. Your turn. Bless you!