By Steve David
The First Amendment guarantees Americans the right to freedom of speech. Yet, ever since the U.S. Constitution was ratified 227 years ago, forces have been seeking to silence and control public discourse.
In recent years, wealthy individuals have undermined free speech by filing punitive lawsuits against their critics.
By Tim Cable
SLAPP suits, a.k.a. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, date back to the earliest years of our country, long before the term existed. Although the right to speak your mind and fight for what you believe in is one of our nation’s oldest and dearest principles, those with vast resources have often tried to silence those who disagree with them.Tags: SLAPP