Our fearless forefathers believed it was very important that Americans have freedom of speech in order to be free, but I wonder, where did they come up with this idea? What is the effect of free speech? Why would so many nations not have such a degree of censorship? Why is that being honest to someone often is a bad idea, while using flattery is usually good? What would ideal free speech be like in a society? I mean what would it be like if anyone could say absolutely anything anywhere to anyone and have no fear of penalty, by penalty I mean you can say anything but chances are people will not like you, they may feel that those words are a threat and want to harm you for them. Why does it matter so much what other people think?