“Free Whispers,” and, “Poor Taxes,” are symptomatic of economic depression, and they are both economically depressing, but together they multiply that effect. They do not depress free speech, as long as the speech comes from an undisclosed hidden location. “Free Whispers,” are the suppression of free speech due to poverty. Cries for help go unheard. A government that presides over general welfare should hear them, and listen to them.
“Is there sound when a tree falls to the ground if no one is there to hear it.” Technically, sound is the interpretation of air compressions by a brain, so there would be no sound, unless someone is there to here it. The US supreme Court could go there and listen. Being honest and forthright they would determine that there was sound.
Free speech is a little different. When the justices symbolically go to that secret undisclosed location, they hear unfettered whispers. They can hear the “little poor,” freely speaking, but they are not willing to listen.
The hostile takeover of an individual liberty is unkind. “Free Whispers,” are the hostile takeover of the rights of a targeted segment of the population. Ethical, kind, considerations are the foundation of economics. First do no harm. Doing harm destabilizes the currency both vertically and horizontally. It is destructive to the general welfare.
The “Poor Tax,” was used to economically isolate the working poor, and “Free Whispers,” make it unlikely that anyone will reconnect to them. “Free Whispers,” are what is left of free speech for the nations workforce, and their dependents.
Free speech, the ability to speak out against dominating forces, without fear of reprisal, has been hijacked by governmental, corporate, giant, pirates, who deny their victims access to the courts. Free whispers are what are left of free speech, and even they are fading.