Freedom of Speech
by PProvencher on December 3, 2017 - 12:21pm
This article looks at the pros and cons that freedom of speech present. Freedom of Speech is something that has been an important part of the history, and still is something very important in society to this day. Being able to speak freely has its advantage and here are some of them. First freedom of speech enable you to express yourself and your personal thoughts, it allows you to say what you want, when you want, without any worries about having to pay fines or being jailed. Another good aspect freedom of speech bring to the table is protection against special interest. Sometimes when something is profitable but not good for the users, the producers try to keep that in the shadows. With freedom of speech this becomes difficult, seeing as people can speak out freely about what they think about the producers product without any fear of negative repercussions. Freedom of speech is considered by many as a basic right. The main argument associated against freedom of speech is that it can lead to harmful speech. If people are allowed to say whatever they want, this means that they can say negative things that will offend people.
It is hard to say if restrictions on free speech should be implemented. As much as I think some things should not be said and that some people should be punished for some of the obscene things they say we need to protect the right to free speech. Many problems arise when comes the time to actually implement restrictions like, who will be in charge of determining what can and cannot be said? Growing up I was always taught to express myself, and I believe that expressing yourself leads to a better, progressive society. In my opinion the benefits that are brought forth by freedom of speech far outweigh the negative effect it may have and I think that it is necessary in order for us to grow as a society to have freedom of speech, what do you think?
Lombardo, Crystal. “Pros and Cons of Freedom of Speech.” Vision Launch, 14 Jan. 2017, visionlaunch.com/pros-and-cons-of-freedom-of-speech/#.e.