A small outlay of money and a large outlay of time resulted in a blog, Obama Conspiracy Theories, that a few thousand people visit. By making a blog I am exercising my 1st Amendment right of freedom of speech.
This web site wouldn’t exist except for the free speech of others that I found ill informed and illogical. This means that speech that I disagree with is being heard too; it means that speech that is (in my view) of low quality and little virtue is nonetheless being heard.
The reach of this blog is fairly small compared to a major newspaper or even a well-financed web site like WorldNetDaily; nonetheless, it has the reach it has earned. These numbers may not be accurate, but a Google search of “http://www.obamaconspiracy.org” -site:obamaconspiracy.org returned an estimated 56,000 web pages linking here. I can’t complain about that!
Freedom of speech is no guarantee that speech will be persuasive, only that it has a chance to compete. I find the Internet to be the great leveler of competition. Small ideas can “go viral” very easily through email, tweets and blogs. Some believe that not only do they have a right to speech, but also a right to free publicity and a right to be heeded. But American freedoms are about opportunity, not success.