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Friday’s Freedom Message – Free Speech

Today I’m bringing you the last installment on Freedom. Friday’s messages will continue in the future so watch for new topics coming soon.

Everyone has a right to free speech. This given right should not be taken lightly. Writers, journalists, publicists all have a tremendous responsibility. Freedom of speech impacts everyone. The messages that you send out to the world can increase or decrease a positive influence.

For example, the “winning” speeches rambled by Charlie Sheen have caused a dramatic energy. You either love ’em or you hate ’em. Either way, he has the freedom of speech. He can say whatever he likes and it doesn’t matter to him if you like it or not. I use him as an example because most people have seen him all over the media these days. Considering he is a celebrity, his words are publicized but what about the common man?

For most people the words they use every day can build up or knock down another person. It can destroy relationships or build trust. Freedom to say whatever you desire is what makes media so popular. It has been said that everyone is a critic. That is because people have the right to speak whatever they like.

Personally, using positive affirmations is much better than negative influence. I would much rather hear a positive message than a negative one. Considering there is enough devastation in the world today, the news is not my idea of entertainment.

I have been writing publicly now for months. I knew it would be a risk but it was worth my undertaking. Writing for my eyes only was great, but writing for others has had tremendous rewards. Positive and encouraging, I have found many who share the same ideas as mine.

The benefits of free speech.

However there is a drawback, recently I received my first hate mail. It was not on this blog but it did impact me. Yes, the freedom of speech.

People can say whatever they like, but how do you brush off the words of hurt or anger? I found that I have to look at my circumstances, read my work, and decide for myself whether I opened that door.

Freedom of speech takes on many forms and the messages sent out contribute to the world at large. Writers and journalists are responsible and must take that seriously.

How will the words we choose affect another? Freedom of speech is a right, but there is nothing right when it destroys another.

Just my thoughts…. Friday’s messages to be continued..

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7 thoughts on “Friday’s Freedom Message – Free Speech

  1. Freedom of speech-is everyone’s right. I like this post-its a great one! it speaks quanity and quality of the freedom we are so fortunate to have.
    “Tell it like it is” that is what I hyave to say !! 🙂

    Posted by Penny | March 25, 2:55 pm
  2. Hi Faith,
    I’m sorry to read you received a hate mail! Take no notice you are a great writer and it was probably born of jealousy. I’ve witnessed the darker side of blogging first hand recently and it really upset me. Perhaps I was naive but i have learned from it and moved on. I now have my favourite circle of bloggers whose blogs I try and visit most days to read their words, good times and bad, their interests and thoughts.
    🙂
    PiP

    Posted by Piglet in Portugal | March 25, 7:28 pm
    • PiP, yes a rough patch to endure but I am grateful I have sisters out here who still love my work. Thank you for always encouraging to stay strong and not give up the good fight of faith.
      Thanks for sharing your comments here, always a blessing. 🙂

      Posted by faithdream | March 26, 10:48 am
  3. I think freedom of speech, but I think it should be used with tact. Love your post!

    Posted by Country Living | March 27, 12:55 pm
  4. I love this post! Would you know who are the persons behind those collection of quotes in the web? I would like them to add this one — ‘Freedom of speech is a right, but there is nothing right when it destroys another.’ Simply so right! 🙂

    Posted by bendedspoon | March 31, 9:50 am
    • I don’t know who puts those quotes together, but this is originally mine. The fact is I found myself under the question of another and I truly believe positive affirmations are best.
      Thanks bended spoon for your words of encouragement. 🙂

      Posted by faithdream | March 31, 2:30 pm

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