Free speech means that your (democratic, republic, or whatever) government should not restrict your right to criticize them, organisations, people, practices, or society in general.
Things not covered in Free Speech (open for debate):
- What rules you impose in your house
- What companies impose on employees
- What comments you allow on your blog
No, I'm not going to link to the place where I saw this happen; I don't have an axe to grind.
EDIT: I just noticed I had comments which I hadn't moderated yet (moderation for posts older than X days); sorry about that folks. I seem to not get mail for that thing. Relevant Lesson: Don't attribute to malice which can be attributed to stupidity.