Opinion: Giving Thanks For Patient Clients And Free Speech
• I am thankful for the First Amendment. We sometimes take free speech and a free press for granted in America, but, in other parts of the world, they have more enemies than C. Montgomery Burns. They jail and murder journalists in Russia and stone intellectuals in Afghanistan and police thoughts in North Korea. Even Western Europe is not immune; prior restraint of unpopular opinions – branded hate speech the moment the first nose slips out of joint – is, sadly, often the order of the day across the pond. Thankfully, our Founding Fathers knew that all other freedoms spring from the freedom to say and write what you think. Period.
• Most of all, I am thankful for Sophia, my muse, who makes me a happier person every day.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Save me the drumstick.