“The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.” –Hugo Black

The time has come to confront the tyrant headlong using the only weapon I can muster individually, my RIGHT to Free Speech. My particular disgust right now is with so-called “free speech zones.” The existence of free speech zones is based on U.S. court decisions stipulating that the government may regulate the time, place, and manner—but not content—of expression. Hmmm, peculiar isn’t it? Somehow a black robed buzzard felt justified and sacrosanct enough to decide that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” meant something other than what it plainly says. Tell me something, how can regulating time, place, and manner NOT be defined as abridging free speech? That’s absurd!

A gathering of global leaders occurs in the great fictional city of Zarta, Illinois. But, the citizens of Zarta oppose the meeting and the agenda and decide to protest. So, the jackbooted thugs come in and get a ruling that the protests can only occur at 2am in the hills surrounding Zarta. Oh, and they can’t use bullhorns and signs, they can only walk in a defined circle. Riiiiiighhhht. Tell me. How is that ridiculous, tyrannical situation any different from Free Speech Zones? They are one in the same. I think that I am going to be a much more vocal, walking protester these days. Speak now or forever hold your speech.