Freedom of Speech is the right to articulate one’s opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation or censorship.
The term freedom of expression is sometimes used casually , but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.
Freedom of Speech being a positive aspect or negative aspects includes a lot of points that are to be noted down.
“We have to uphold a free press and freedom of speech – because, in the end, lies and misinformation are no match for the truth.” – Barack Obama
Positive aspect of Freedom at such case can be the easier to communicate the wrong doings, to better judge what the society is not daring to see and to understand the issue of the people. It is a human right.
Social media these days have given such a broad aspect of individualism along with access of making your way to millions out there. Making a statement and throwing it up on the internet can provide millions of responses and views over night causing major source of threat to the ones imposing the fact of having no freedom. The truth and the harsh realities always win.
” I am not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance ”
This is what the society needs. This is what every human needs. The positivity of Freedom of Speech has more strong grounds that the negative aspects.
Negative Aspects include too much openness which can result of offence to the state or the higher authority. Having a way to express what ever you want is not appropriate sometimes. Its better to remain silent and watch rather than taking a part in the movement and spilling the mud itself on your face. Too much liberalism and too much concerned about taking about social issues can be disastrous as every issue itself will rise up in front of public and have less importance of the state.
If you consider my opinion amongst these two. I would support and go for Positivity.
Why? Because speaking up for your own right and asking for it has more strength to it rather than being perfectly silent. Eighter be the head authority or the state.
It helps a person to talk expressively and to help change the system that has been linked to the negativity.
The social circle and the society needs the right to expand their feelings and emotions. To make the understanding and showing the faults and errors people make. To express the guilt and to support the truth. The actual Human Right.
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” –S.G. Tallentyre, The Friends of Voltaire
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington