The Truth About Freedom of Speech: Trends and Demographics

While many claim to support free speech in the abstract, when confronted with uncomfortable real-life decisions or the principles behind freedom of speech, people can display different attitudes. In an attempt to demonstrate trends in free speech and the demographics which support it – we turn to the comprehensive data made available through the General Social Survey.

Since 1972, The General Social Survey (GSS) has collected “data on contemporary American society in order to monitor and explain trends and constants in attitudes, behaviors, and attributes. … Since the GSS adopted questions from earlier surveys, trends can be followed for up to 70 years.”

For the purposes of this presentation, we will use the term Free Speech Absolutist to refer to those who said that an admitted Communist, an admitted homosexual, an Anti-Religionist (somebody who is against all churches/religion), a Militarist (a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country) and a Racist (a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior) should all be allowed to speak.

While this data does have limitations, which we will discuss during the course of this presentation, it provides an indirect sampling over an extended period of time and provides insight unavailable from a direct short-term survey. Who really supports free speech?

Source Data: General Social Survey (GSS) Variables: Allow Anti-Religionist to Speak (SPKATH), Allow Homosexual to Speak (SPKHOMO), Allow Racist to Speak (SPKRAC), Allow Militarist to Speak (SPKMIL), Allow Communist to Speak (SPKCOM), Race/Ethnicity (RACECEN1 and HISPANIC), Religion (RELIG), Generation (COHORT), Intelligence (WORDSUM), Native-Born/Foreign-Born (BORN), Gender (SEX), Marital Status (Marital), Number of Children (CHILDS), and Political Party Affiliation (PARTYID).

General Social Survey can be found HERE.

Control the Words, Control the Culture

The culture war is first and foremost a war of words – and the left is winning. The consequences can be seen everywhere: in politics, in education, in media. In this video, Michael Knowles, host of the Michael Knowles Show, explains why we should not cede another syllable.

Firearms are used 3.6 times more often defensively than criminally

When facts are presented, gun control arguments melt away. The truth is that firearms have provided people security, empowerment, and safety from violent criminals from the inception of this country. They are used in far more defensive uses that criminal uses. Recent research shows that firearms are used 3.6 times more often defensively than criminally.


Armed by DR Gary Kleck

CDC Buried Data Supporting Defensive Use of Firearms

2013 CDC study

The TRUTH About Gun Crime That No One Dares Speak About

Many people are discussing the topic of gun control and gun laws here in America especially after mass shootings however very few people are willing to discuss the truth behind gun violence in america out of fear of the normal politically correct narrative bullies that we see online. Come with me as we the demographical and empirical statistics about gun crime, how many guns save lives, which cities are the most dangerous, why london and the UK have high knife crime and murder rate and the truth you won’t hear anywhere else.


FBI Crime statistics:

Mass shooting database:

Australian crime statistics:

Brookings institute:

How stupid are these anti gun protesters?

If you have wondered how stupid are these anti gun protesters these videos will show you.

Interviewing Gun Control Protesters At March For Our Lives Protest In Washington DC

Interviewing Gun Control Protesters At Boston March For Our Lives

Gun Protesters say WHAT at California March for Our Lives? Pt.1

Gun Protesters say WHAT at California March for Our Lives? Pt.2

The Liberal Argument For Disarming Jews During WWII

You can not be educated on firearms, firearms law and the US Constitution and argue that the people interviewed in the above videos have a clue what they are talking about.

Thank you Lord for giving us such stupid enemies.

Race, the Second Amendment and the NRA by Colion Noir

Colion Noir demonstrates how the NRA has fought for the Second Amendment rights of women, blacks and other minority groups and how the NRA worked to send guns to Brittan during World War 2 to fight against the NAZI’s. This does not sound like a hateful group to me. I am proud to be an NRA Benefactor Member.