Our Founding Fathers felt freedom of speech and the press was so vital and important to the continued success of our nation that they granted this right in the First Amendment of the Constitution. They knew all freedoms that followed would rise and fall on the freedom to freely speak and debate political, moral and religious topics.
In 2019, there are more ways than ever to share your viewpoint on any topic imaginable. All you need is a computer, keyboard, a social media account or website, video camera and a microphone. The Internet is the Founding Father’s freedom of speech dreams fully realized.
You no longer have to be on the payroll of a large media company to share your opinion. You can go live on YouTube and reach millions.
While there are almost countless digital media options for Americans to use to share their opinion, there are many politically motivated groups that are trying to stop popular media figures from having the right to speak their mind on the issues of the day.