In 1969, in Brandenburg v. Ohio case the Court extends free speech rights by saying threatening speech can be protected unless the can prove such speech is “directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and likely to incite or produce such action”. (Dudley)
In other country you will be sentenced to prison or even put to death if you speak to badly about your government system or its officials. Many people from different country come to America to escape persecution for expressing their opinions about government. As human beings, we each have a different way of thinking and should be able to express our views.
Freedom of speech is both right and privilege that we can neither take it for granted nor back away. It’s important to find a middle ground where we can hear one another, where we can debate and disagree with respect. People in America have learn that is good to have an opinion and that you opinion