The Free Speech Museum is intended to serve as a permanent Internet resource on the freedom of speech. Its name also implies that if certain present trends are not stopped, in the 21st century free speech will be regarded as a historical curiosity worthy of being enshrined in a museum.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

"No law" means "no law"--Justice Hugo Black


A Free Speech Dictionary

Gallery of Indecency

ACLU v. Reno: The Case Against the Communications Decency Act


Freedom of Speech

Originally published in the February 1996 Ethical Spectacle

Introduction: The Free Speech Rulebook

Does Free Speech Exist?

Free Speech, Optimism and Self-Deception

Indecency and Morality

Obscenity Does Not Exist

The (Semiotic) Stench of a Burning Flag (Amendment)

Conclusion: Prove All Things, Hold Fast the Good



Originally published in the November 1995 Ethical Spectacle

Introduction: Pornography in Our Lives

Is Pornography Bad?

Catharine Mackinnon: Pornography is Oppression

Nadine Strossen: Pornography Must Be Tolerated

Wendy McElroy: Pornography Is Good

Conclusion: Words, Not Laws, Should Be Our Weapons


A Nail Through the Genitals: The Outer Limits of Free Speech

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