Freedom of Speech
"The first principle of a free society is an
untrammeled flow of words in an open forum"
(Adlai E. Stevenson, 1900-1965, Lawyer, Politician)
Freedom of Speech

By Aleksandra Lachut

Right to speak and share our thoughts
Freedom's mantra always taught
We may not agree with all we hear
The right to say it very clear

No matter what our thoughts in life
Each individual has the right
To speak with all determination
What we feel within this nation

And so our freedom's right to glory
Is documented in every story
No matter if we don't agree
The right say it makes us free

I may not like what I will hear
But it's your right and that is clear
To speak your mind with no exclusion
For freedom there is no intrusion

You will know the words I'm speaking
Perhaps for you their worth repeating
But if they're not they're mine to say
The privilege held in freedom's way

(Poem's source:
"I disagree with what you have to say but will
fight to the death to protect your right to say it"
(Voltaire, 1694-1778, writer, philosopher)