Democracy is, fundamentally, an interplay between the rights that are given to us as citizens and the responsibilities that go along with those rights and freedoms. We have the right to free speech as American citizens, and the responsibility to use that freedom responsibly. What constitutes the appropriate exercise of free speech is a complex question that sometimes ends up being addressed by juries or judges, but exploration of the limits of our freedoms seems to be an essential part of the democratic process as well.
When we, as American citizens, are stopped by the police we are also given certain rights by law that many people are not aware of. These rights also imply certain responsibilities. We have the right to leave a situation if we are not under arrest, and the responsibility to