If you are tired of seeing your news feed clogged constantly with political commentary, take the time to consider that it might actually be a good thing. For most of history, it was difficult for the average citizen to share his or her opinion. However, the dawn of social media has created a platform for the free flow of ideas. Sadly, still throughout much of the world, individuals are limited in their abilities to express their political opinions online, since they face severe consequences for doing so. While the constant political back-and-forth may be tiresome, it is good to keep in mind that the freedom to express one’s point of view is a critical component to our system of government.