Recourse was had to legislation in restraint of free speech and public meeting.
The rights are relative not absolute; free speech is restricted, for example, by laws on racism.
How fares free speech in America, you ask.
I enjoy those freedoms much like an interest payment or dividend, and I call it "my right" to free speech.
He remained a pacifist throughout the war, and used his influence in this direction in the labour and socialist movement, but he seldom spoke in Parliament, though he associated himself with the occasional anti-war demonstrations of Mr. Snowden and Mr. Arthur Ponsonby, and claimed the right of public meeting and free speech for pacifists.