When freedom of speech is at risk so are all other freedoms. Without freedom of speech, those in power can dictate what we see and don’t see. They can choose to leave us in dark on whatever issues suit them. Without freedom of speech, there is much more limited freedom of education and choice. Without freedom of speech, people are discouraged to question things if their viewpoint is different from those in power. People are discouraged from thinking for themselves or even learning to think critically due their inability to express different viewpoints. When freedom of speech is lost, so are we.