Monday, November 4, 2013

Freedom of expression

Election 2013

Tomorrow is Election Day in the U.S. Of course, it's an off year, so there's not very much on the ballot. Where I live, there's only a race for various members of the local school board.

One of the fundamental freedoms of a democracy—after the freedom to vote itself—is the freedom of expression. Whether it's picketing on a city street or, in this case, supporting your chosen candidate by posting signs (as many as you want!) in your yard, the freedom to express our beliefs and opinions is one of those things that we count on even as we take it for granted.

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
~ Noam Chomsky

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