Americans generally take for granted their freedom to read and write stories. The First Amendment says we’re allowed to stomp our feet in protest, verbally bash our political leaders, express ourselves through musical lyrics and poetry, and publish on every controversial topic under the sun. It takes mention of a fatwa – a death condemnation – for us to turn our heads and contemplate what our rights really mean.
"Telling a story is not a crime,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol1/iss2/7