What does Hashtag #AnyoneCanBeFreeman really mean?
There is relevance to the question “Do you have what it takes to be a card carrying ambassador?” because a commitment to the open expression of ideas requires some discernment, civil engagement with others, awareness of story as more than entertainment and a abiding commitment to justice. All of humanity has the capacity but not all humans have the social and emotional skills to represent the intentions of justice or understand the boundaries of speech in pursuit of justice. As Judge Holmes stressed “falsely”shouting fire in a crowded theater, is not protected speech. There is much parlance on this topic but our organization leans toward supporting informed Free Speech as might be the argument that “a man who stands in a theatre and warns the audience that there are not enough fire exits” should be given access to the stage.
It is obvious that unrestricted liberty of utterance cannot have been intended, but the familiar formula that “liberty does mean license” is of little help in solving concrete situations. The Present Status of Freedom of Speech under the Federal Constitution Harvard Law Review Vol. 41, No. 4 (Feb., 1928), pp. 525-528