Well, you might not be able to speak freely about politics, but at least you have the right to ask the government to cough up its documents. For a price:
RALEIGH—North Carolina cities and other government agencies are pursuing the authority to sue citizens who ask to see public records.
Lawyers for local governments and the University of North Carolina are talking about pushing for a new state law.
That law would allow pre-emptive lawsuits against citizens, news organizations and private companies to clarify the law when there is a dispute about providing records or opening meetings.
Link via Secrecy News.