The question of whether freedom of speech is necessary in a free country has been debated over the course of world history. I would like to use my country to cite an example for this argument.
During the era of late President Ferdinand Marcos,martial law has been executed in the territory of the Philippine islands. The government’s power and autonomy was forcedly imposed over my countrymen. All the rights of the citizens was revoked including freedom of expression in media which later on prompted to the historical People Power Revolution in 1980’s.
Restricting freedom of speech could result to behavior of destructive nature because communication and broadcasting is important in all levels in a society. Not knowing what the people think and feel could be detrimental for a government which could lead to rebellion. Without the right to express, there will be chaos because there will be no resistance to injustice,crimes will be rampant, elections will have no meaning at all and laws will only be favorable to those in position.
On the other hand, it would be beneficial if the government will be handled by righteous leaders who can make laws, not to completely impede the right to free speech but only to the actions done in conjunction with that right such as treason, harassment or any number of action you can utilize speech to do.
In conclusion, there will always be an advantage and disadvantage to an argument but considering the weight of its benefits, I still believe that freedom of speech should be bestowed to every citizen of a free society in order to maintain justice, equality and harmony to humanity.
Sometimes its hard to just talk to people. They all have their own lives. Schedules…..distance. i wanted to scream for help but fear is devouring me. Fear that no one might be interested in listening to my boring cry for a piece of solicited advice. Where are you my dear friends when i need you most?
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Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes, just sitting thinking, ‘Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes,’ but it’s really not like that. We just have a smaller tolerance for what it takes to be with others. It means having to perform. I get so tired of communicating.– Anneli Rufus (via 981-8) Via 100
Your drinking habits has kept our family apart.
Things has been incredibly fast these past year. Ive been bad.stagnant.pretty much wasted. Wasted the years i spent building myself and putting the puzzle all together.
I remember when i was 4, i was fond of playing with jigsaw puzzles. I started with a 6 piece puzzle and things were quite easy for me. I solved it in a flick of a my hand. Then i turned 6, i escalated to an 8 piece puzzle. Quite tricky. But again i solved it. Then i turned 12, i remember i was playing with 20 a piece puzzle. And again i solved it.
It gets harder as i grow older.
I stumbled and fumbled before i can even solve it.
I remember wrecking the puzzle into pieces if it doesn’t fit perfectly.
Years passed and i turned 23.
I am now playing with a thousand piece puzzle. I almost finished my puzzle. Im down to my last piece but it was missing. Until today that i discovered the last missing piece-The secret to a happy life.
The secret to a happy life is not having a perfect life but living this unperfect life day by day. Without regrets. Without looking back.
Be the better person. Be the best person you can ever be. And the world with surprise you how perfect your life can be.