The first amendment of the constitution states that all people have freedom of speech. And for the most part, I do believe that to be true. As there usually is, there are instances where this is not true and I am in no way trying to take away from that fact.
I believe that everyone should say what they would like to, out loud. I believe that every person should be able to talk about what they want and say what they would like. However, if your opinion belittles another person because of their race, age, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs then take a second. Stop and breathe. Let that thought process in your mind before saying it in front of people, or posting something on social media about it. Once something gets posted on social media, it's never truly deleted. If you still are considering saying your opinion that belittles someone, then put yourself in an isolated area. Be by yourself, and say it. Imagine how a conversation could go after that was said.
Going back to what I said earlier, I think everyone deserves to say their opinion. Whether it's to their mom, to their dog, or to themselves. Everyone deserves to have an opinion, but no one deserves to be belittled because of something they cannot change. To me, a basic human right should be to be respected by other people. Be respectful and be respected. That's something that I carry close to my heart. A part of being respectful is knowing when to say what you want. If your words are going to harm another human being, I implore you to think before speaking. Being respectful towards someone else doesn't mean agreeing with what they say. It is okay to disagree. What's not okay is putting down or belittling someone else simply because they don't share the same opinions as you. These are my opinions, and it is okay for you to disagree with them. But please be respectful of my opinion, because I'm human too.