The internet is one of the places where people in free societies get to exercise their right to free speech. It’s also a place where a lot of private communication takes place, and where the protection of the right to privacy is a constant struggle.

For those reasons, I suggest people consider joining groups that work to protect our rights as citizens online, like the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Also, remember that the only way to preserve rights is to use them. Make use of your right to engage in political speech online (maybe a little anonymity too).

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. June 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

“After all, if freedom of speech means anything, it means a willingness to stand and let people say things with which we disagree, and which do weary us considerably.”

Zechariah Chafee; in Chafee (1920). Freedom of Speech. Harcourt, Brace and Howe. pp. p. 366.

Milan June 10, 2012 at 2:09 am

I wish I saw more placards like this one.

Milan June 10, 2012 at 2:47 am

I also find this one encouraging. It’s a reminder of why it’s good to live in a free and tolerant society.

Milan June 10, 2012 at 2:51 am

This may be the best political sign I’ve seen in the last few years. If they could get this message out, they might do better in elections.

. June 10, 2012 at 3:50 am

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