Winston Churchill said it as follows: "Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled. Some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage."
There is way too much censorship going on in our society because what is being said might offend someone or contradict popular thought or belief.
There is far too much: We have always thought this way and believed this way. There is not room for new or different ideas. Where would we be if the “World is Flat” group had totally controlled the dialogue in the days of Christopher Columbus and no one was able to think about or even hear the possibility that the world is round?
It is time we quit being so sensitive to the words of others that don’t agree with us. I will probably be banned from Facebook for saying it but all voices need to be heard, not just those that promote and support the views of the powerful and well connected.
Let’s be willing to speak out and back up our views with facts, hard cold facts.
Freedom is not free. We need to stand up and speak out to protect it.