Stossel: The Importance Of Freedom
Article from Reason by Maxim Lott and John Stossel.
This Fourth of July, when you watch the fireworks, will you think about the Declaration of Independence?
We should, says John Stossel. After all, the holiday is meant to honor the Declaration. It, and the Constitution it led to, help keep us free.
Compare America to Britain, the country we broke away from. There, they sentenced a man to more than a year in jail for making a Facebook live video outside a courthouse.
Getting locked up for something you write on social media is also common; hundreds get arrested for that in Britain every year.
Read the entire article at Reason.
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