Around here, we’ve got three eggs a day and no complaints.
That was a lie. We have complaints, but not about egg production.
(Even though three eggs a day only just barely meets our needs. Seamus and I have become accustomed to sharing a farm fresh 3-egg burrito every morning and if anyone wants to make a cake they are farm fresh out of luck.)
Nearly adequate egg production leaves us plenty of time to complain about other things, which is our Constitutional right, guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Have you read Amendment 1 recently? It’s truly beautiful. I get emotional about it and want to sing Halleluja - this country is amazing and the framers of the Constitution were beautiful geniuses who were flawed and wrong about some things, but not this. And have you read Rebecca Traister’s essay about the complicated conversation around the #MeToo movement? The right to free speech is not the right to speech without criticism. Have you heard Preet Bharara’s conversation with Floyd Abrams about the Pentagon Papers and Citizens United and the particular importance of protecting political speech? It will take a few minutes, but it’ll will be worth it, smarty-pants.