Welcome back to Common Sense Civics and Citizenship. Speak Up! That’s our focus this week. I hope you find these articles instructive and encouraging as you exercise your First Amendment rights. Someone asked me if we are allowed to criticize any public official at the highest levels. Imagine not knowing your rights or the extent […]
Your Words Have Power
Have words gotten you into trouble lately? It happens. As a family member, neighbor, and as a citizen, my “applecart” has been turned over a few times recently. Let’s take a brief look at the power of words. Words are born in our thoughts. Raw, even wrong words usually stem from thoughts that have been […]
What Do You Think?
Do you think social media companies suppress your free speech? Social media companies enjoyed a liability shield based on the idea that they provided a neutral platform for content. The purpose of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, according to Attorney General Bill Barr, was “to allow websites that were serving as, […]