One Way or The Other

If speech is free and unrestricted,

what is there to protect?

Anything that makes speech exclusive,

makes it,

by definition,



We can’t have it both ways.


If it is acceptable to say anything, any time, to anyone,

any listener is free to repeat it without restriction.


When some speech is free and some is protected,

someone is getting the short end of the deal.



I try to avoid saying things I don’t want repeated.

I’m on Twitter,

open to anyone to read.

Once I post or say it,

it’s public domain.


How can it be any other way?

About jackdetate

Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson
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