Opposing the government is something everyone must be able to do freely. Speech against the government must never cause you to be imprisoned, or even looked at as more suspicious by it.

I must be able to attach my full name to a document criticizing every aspect of my government, and be able to live my life with no intervention by it.

This is not the reality in countries in which the freedom of speech is not respected. But it is a foundation of democracy. Those countries which restrict free speech suppress democracy.

Unfortunately, the United States is also becoming decreasingly respectful of human rights. We are tearing up the foundations of our nation in favor of authoritarian surveillance and police states.

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