Freedom of speech is vital to a healthy democracy. It allows citizens to hear all points of view and to make up their own minds about issues and behaviors. The ‘speech’ doesn’t have to be audible and the points of view can be diametrically opposed! Two recent examples.
Colin Kaerpernick, former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.
Sam Kendrick, bronze medalist in the 2016 Olympic pole vault in Rio.