Free Speech vs. Responsibility



By Alberto Pupo


“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

The motto of the Amazing Spiderman, yet an amazingly insightful piece of advice which is something Americans should take into consideration. Nations founded on democratic principles, rightly and justly advocate and preserve free speech. Our first amendment is one that is highly treasured and respected. But with free speech is there a sense of responsibility? More importantly is this sense of responsibility something that we need to ensure that individuals in leadership or positions of influence take. It seems that politicians or members of government are not held accountable when they speak or say things which are flatly untrue. One thing is to have the ability to speak about an ideological position or policy ideal and another altogether different is to offer information that is completely false with no factual supporting evidence. It is in this realm were we the people need to start Continue reading