Angels in Shipwrecks - Kaitlin Murphy-Knudsen
Angels in Shipwrecks: Place, Politic and Spirit in Modern Life

Freedom of Speech

Two political conventions to elect a president. Microphones and megaphones. Facebook stands and Twitter wit. Speeches and rhetoric. Protesters, pundits.

On the last day I saw this photo. After all the words that have filled the last two weeks, it gave me all I wanted to add.

Freedom of Speech: Messy. Beautiful. Complicated. Necessary. 

Credit: Kansas City Star, also printed with this caption in the Tampa Bay Times, Sept. 6, 2012:
"Two protesters at left stop to share a kiss Wednesday in uptown Charlotte, N.C., while a man protests against homosexuality. Just steps away, people protest in favor of abortion rights."

2 Comments to Freedom of Speech:

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Paul Murphy on Saturday, September 08, 2012 8:40 AM
Agree. Would be much less messy if listening/trying to understand and respect were added to the mixture.
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Kaitlin on Saturday, September 08, 2012 12:03 PM
Absolutely. If rights come with responsibilities, this photo to me showed the right; listening is the responsibility.

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