There’s a reason why this is number one in the Bill of Rights

It’s because it’s essential to a free and independent mind, and the first remedy to the hot breath of the state on your neck:

Amendment I

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.

It even allows you to tell college administrators to “shut up” when you believe that they are lying to your face. There is no substitute for good manners in dealing with people, but there is also no substitute for your rights under the First Amendment to have a political view and to express it out loud.

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