In any free society, the right to free expression must be paramount or that society will soon lose what it has known as freedom. More specifically, it’s important that within the right of free expression, there is the right to dissent. That seems a little odd to break out but dissent is the real right that we need to protect. There are countries where anyone may say whatever they desire as long as what they say substantially agrees with the government.They may even call that free speech. try then to go against a government diktat and find out how free that speech actually is. That’s what some in this country are attempting to do: drive away dissent. If you dissent, you’re an extremist , an insurrectionist, possibly even a terrorist. It was interesting, even humorous for a while when our government leaders would refer to a large number of citizens in those terms. That day is now past.