Insurance company lobbyists, Fox News and conservative Republican talk show hosts have been prompting people to attend and disrupt town hall meetings put on by Democratic Congressmen in order to discuss the creation of an option of public health insurance. A memo produced by these interests details how to best disrupt the meetings. Some Republican Senators have even condoned these tactics, claiming this behavior is a form of free speech.
But is this what the Constitution intended as free speech? Does free speech mean that everyone should get a chance to be heard? Or does it allow people to use shouting and chanting to prevent some of the people from being heard?