America is not free, America has never been free.
Was America built on freedom? I feel the slaves would disagree
Free is one of those words everyone likes but very few understand
I don't consider genocide of the Native Americans freedom
I don't consider people dying to live whilst people are making millions free
I don't consider the slavery of blacks, and the years of oppression they faced free
I don't consider gays that are not allowed to get married free (but you are working on it)
I don't consider getting your rights breached free
I don't consider the children who get gunned down at school free
I don't consider the government spying on it it citizens free
And free speech is but a myth.
We all know where the belief in free speech comes from. The First Amendment. But, patriotism focuses on that and sees no further, missing all the
Kids who talk in a chat group or on Facebook about getting back at other kids who torment them in school can be arrested, tried, convicted, and
jailed, as happened recently to teens in Virginia and other states. They did nothing but talk. That was a crime but the kids didn't know. They were
taught they had free speech.
The entire Grand Jury system, federal and state, operates in secrecy. Free speech? Anyone revealing more than the name and decision can be jailed. And
sometimes the agenda and even the decision are secret. There's no free speech whatever there.
You can be jailed for being offensive. Where is your free speech there
Freedom is freedom if it isn't whole.