When men can freely communicate their thoughts and their sufferings, real or imaginary, their passion spend themselves in air, like gunpowder scatter upon the surface; but pent up by terrors, they work unseen, burst forth in a moment, and destroy everything in their course. (Rex v. Paine, 1792) That’s what is on my mind today … free speech and its consequences. With or without.
What a loaded question! From a writer’s perspective, I imagine the answer would be a resounding “NO!” As a publisher, the answer would usually be “Yes… we have expenses.” What’s the correct answer? Is there a “one answer fits all” to this question?