Free speech is never truly free
Speaking takes courage and there is a price
A man’s reputation is often built upon words
Bold words often come with bold sacrifices
Men have ideals that they sell
Good words and good intentions
Those who can buy a voice are free to print
Those who cannot afford the price remain silent
There are some who pay the price of blood
Speaking against those in power
Not all voices all allowed to survive
Sometimes speaking freely costs everything
Some speech will always be criminal
A few lead soldiers to take over the world
Words are able to kill and to destroy
Hatred and destruction follow in the wake
In which ways is the free press free?
Will words inciting riots be allowed?
Will words destroying reputations be allowed?
Will words calling for murder be allowed?
A man’s tongue is free to cry fire
His tongue is free to make threats
His tongue is free to conspire to murder
Can such spoken crimes be punished?
Free Speech remains a creative illusion
Those who call for it also fight against it