Did you hear the one about the U.S. soldier who risked his life for our free speech? Unfortunately, that's not a beginning to a joke. It's the beginning of a scary news story.
Sgt. Gary Stein might get kicked out of the Marines because he set up a Facebook page called the Armed Forces Tea Party. He was very critical about his Commander-in-Chief, so I can maybe understand – maybe – some amount of disciplinary action. But to kick him out of the armed forces altogether for Facebooking on a political topic? That's crazy. Well not really. It's the reality of a government way out of control. Here's the article, read it for yourself. I don't make this stuff up.
If the people who give their life to defend your right to free speech don't get free speech themselves, what is the point of a First Amendment?!