As air is to creatures, so is the freedom to human beings. People take liberty for granted and don't even realize its importance. Once taken away, the loss of freedom becomes the most profound suffering for a human being.
The democratic freedom that we enjoy today did not just form out of nowhere. Taiwan's journey to freedom has gone through several generations of people with different backgrounds, fighting against authoritarianism and striving for the Taiwan we see today.
After decades of fighting for democracy, Taiwan completed the re-election of all Congressional representatives and the first direct presidential election during the 1990s. Since then, Taiwan has experienced political party rotations three times. Moreover, Taiwan was ranked second in Asia on the 2021 Freedom House index of freedom; ranked eighth in the "Democracy Index 2021" by the United Kingdom's Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in February of 2022. It is becoming the only country in Asia listed in the top ten democratic nations.
One must understand the past to understand the present and prospects for the future. "Taiwan's Long Walk to Freedom of Speech" exhibits the historical archives from 1945 to the present, with the freedom of speech process in Taiwan as the primary focus.