Question by  allokar (13)

Does "freedom of speech" cover speaking Spanish?


Answer by  patti (29325)

"Freedom of speech" is a Constitutional freedom in the United States afforded by the Bill of Rights. This freedom is not affected by the particular language being spoken.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

The first amendment was written way before we had everyone coming from Mexico and then neglecting to learn English. So they really didn't define if that's meant for speaking Spanish. It basically means you have the right to say what you want and get your opinion heard. However, you have to watch what you say now days.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

Freedom of speech covers any speech, no matter the language. Even in a foreign language, you are not allowed to yell "fire" in a crowded theater.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

"Freedom of speech" does state one can speak whatever language one wants at home or in public. However, employers can require supervisors only use one language when talking to the group so that everyone understands.


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States guarantees freedom of speech and this does include speaking Spanish. Freedom of speech also includes non-verbal communication. There is no legal basis to prevent or force someone to speak Spanish.

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