Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Freedom of speech is the right to express opinions and ideas without interference, censorship, or punishment by the government. It is one of the fundamental rights and liberties granted to the people of the United States under the First Amendment to the Constitution, along with freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the right to assemble peaceably, and the right to petition the government to address grievances. Speech is a form of expression, a broader term that covers seeking, receiving, and imparting information and ideas through verbal and written communication, visual art, music, dance, information technology, symbols, actions, and other means.
Covers current social and cultural issues, and includes pro and con "viewpoint" essays, topic overviews, primary sources, and news articles.