Free Speech

There are some freedoms that define the American dream and bring vitality to a productive, innovative, and prosperous free enterprise system. Those freedoms include the right to speak, the right to due process, and the right to take a risk and be rewarded, not vilified, for your success.

These rights are the building blocks of our free society and our free enterprise system. And when they come under attack, the Chamber responds. 

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJul 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on the Power of Free Enterprise, Part 2

During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country. As part of #LetsGrow campaign, we visited entrepreneurs in their hometowns, sat down with small business owners during their visits to Washington, and listened to job creators during roundtables and congressional hearings to hear what they had to say.

Above the FoldJul 17, 2017 - 9:00am
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Speaking Up for Free Speech

The U.S. Chamber is a proud advocate of free speech. We stand up to all attacks of that basic right.

Above the FoldJul 14, 2017 - 10:00am
Free Enterprise Main Street Postcard Image

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on the Power of Free Enterprise

During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country. As part of #LetsGrow campaign, we visited entrepreneurs in their hometowns, sat down with small business owners during their visits to Washington, and listened to job creators during roundtables and congressional hearings to hear what they had to say.

Above the FoldNov 03, 2016 - 3:30pm

Business Community: 45th President Needs to Get Back to Business

The number one domestic priority has to be economic growth.

Above the FoldOct 14, 2016 - 4:45pm
Bearded man using a bullhorn.

Why Restoring Civility in Our Politics is Needed More than Ever

Everybody deserves their right to speak their beliefs. Unfortunately many stopped listening to each other.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2016 - 9:00am

Defending Free Speech Rights

Over the Fourth of July holiday, Americans gathered to celebrate the freedoms that make the United States the envy of the world. But in our current political environment, it’s not enough to celebrate our freedoms — we must also protect them. Fundamental liberties, including free speech, free association, and due process, are coming under attack from the left and the right.

Above the FoldApr 07, 2016 - 3:15pm

Stifling Free Speech Is Not the American Way

In the name of “transparency” some groups want to chill free speech of groups they don’t agree with.

Above the FoldJul 03, 2015 - 9:00am

Let Free Enterprise Ring

Here's some presidential prose to provide inspiration this July Fourth weekend.

Above the FoldJun 22, 2015 - 9:00am

The Fight for Freedom Never Ends

Rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution signed almost 230 years ago in Philadelphia have helped make America the most free, prosperous, and democratic country on earth.

Above the FoldJan 19, 2015 - 10:00am

State of American Business 2015

At the outset of the new year, our economy is showing some encouraging signs of life. Now we need to build momentum for long-term growth.