As parks and public places decrease, giving way to malls, coffee houses and parking lots, the places where we can protest, soap box and gather are shrinking too.

Five Ways Free Speech Isn’t Free

The battle over free speech — hatched in the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights more than 200 years ago — continues to play out around the world in political conventions, courtrooms and the streets of the Middle East, where Libyan demonstrators protesting a U.S.-made anti-Muslim video killed the U.S. ambassador in Beghazi yesterday.

The incident puts into focus the ways different people view speech that can range from merely annoying to blasphemous.

In fact, the meaning of free speech has been evolving over time…

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