Do we really have freedom of speech here in the good ol’ USA?

All my life, I have been told we can say anything we want – without worry:

… a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or legal sanction.

Freedom of speech is the main tenant of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.


If we have an opinion that butt hurts a financial guru, we get this situation:

I hope Kevin Paffrath (the defendant in this cease and desist order) realizes that this Dave Ramsey legal demand is probably an empty threat. And I hope Kevin keeps his original video online… here it is:

Even better, I hope this triggers the Streisand effect:

The Streisand effect is a phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.

I am doing my part. And I encourage you to spread this far and wide, too.