The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America states that: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” This paragraph is what the author, Joseph Farah, uses as the basis for his argument about Free Speech in his article, "Freedom of Speech. Period."
The author has carefully chosen his audience after much consideration of the arguments available to him. He has chosen to target the religious conservative base of the American people. With this audience, he was able to bring many impassioned arguments to the paper while targeting the largest audience possible.