March 4, 2003

Defending Smith's Freedom to Defy

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Throughout my academic career, I’ve been taught that the United States is a land that fosters equality and freedom. Citizens are guaranteed the right to vote, speak, and meet freely, as long as they abide by the law. Certainly, this hasn’t always been the case, as different minority groups have been denied one or more of these rights for most of this country’s existence. But we’re in the 21st century, and the government and citizens are supposed to be more tolerant of one another and their views