1475 words - 6 pagesThere are many issues that revolve around the right to speak freely. There are responsibilities that should be recognized that correlate with the freedomofspeech. At what point does one’s words, written or spoken, become inappropriate? Should Americans be held accountable for the things that they might say or write? Should there be consequences for publishing or broadcasting information that is not correct? How are Americans suppose to differentiate what should and should not be deemed common knowledge, or privileged information? These issues are an important aspect of being American. When examining freedomofspeech, Americans should be aware of how speech, verbal or written, affects theVIEW DOCUMENT
1257 words - 5 pages Our forefathers worked to ensure we could enjoy civil liberties that they were unable to under British rule. In the First Amendments one of the liberties detailed is freedomofspeech, specifically in that Congress will not enact a law that is “abridging the freedomofspeech.” In 1925 the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment applies to each state ensuring that the constitutional right to free speech is protected from interference by the government. Freedomofspeech can only be upheld so long as the content of which does not violate the law.
In 2002 a high school senior, Joseph Frederick, revealed a banner for the Olympic Torch Relay while it was in town on it's journey toVIEW DOCUMENT
513 words - 2 pagesThe First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution guarantees four freedoms: freedomof religion, speech, press and assembly. The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. Since that time, those freedoms have been discussed, debated, fought and died for. Since that time, millions of immigrants have come to America to secure those freedoms. The Founding Fathers knew what they were doing. They believed in the power of ideas and debate, not censorship.In all truth, our forefathers were pioneers into our freedomofspeech. The Revolutionary War took place in pursuit of the freedoms written about by colonial politicians. The monarch's in England were ultimatelyVIEW DOCUMENT
1252 words - 5 pagesIntroductionI have chosen to write my paper on the freedomofspeech. This right is given to us through the constitution of the United States. I believe that being able to say what I want and state my opinion on different things without being prosecuted is a very important right that we have in America. This freedom is a part of the American government, which shows that the United States is a well developed nation and listens to all of the its citizens. There are many places around the world where people do not have any say whatsoever in what goes on in their own country, letVIEW DOCUMENT
608 words - 2 pagesThe First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution guarantees four freedoms: freedomof religion, speech, press and assembly. The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. Since that time, those freedoms have been discussed, debated, fought and died for. Since that time, millions of immigrants have come to America to secure those freedoms. The Founding Fathers knew what they were doing. They believed in the power of ideas and debate, not censorship.In all truth, our forefathers were pioneers into our freedomofspeech. The Revolutionary War took place inVIEW DOCUMENT
3056 words - 12 pagesThroughout the history of America, from the time of it's ratification, until today, The Constitution of the United States of America has ensured Americans the freedom to speak their minds and express their opinions. The American Court System; however, has ruled that in certain situations freedomofspeech and expression can be limited. A direct contradiction to the Constitution.Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedomofspeech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably toVIEW DOCUMENT
727 words - 3 pagesThank you, Chairman. And a very good afternoon, every one . Today, our team strongly agree with today's topic and that is "Greater freedomof expression should be allowed in Singapore.FREEDOMOF EXPRESSION WILL HURT SOMEONE'S REPUTATION AND CHARACTER(rebut) First of all, I'll like to repeat the title again. The title says about greater freedomof expression; and not complete freedomof expression. So please don't misunderstand the topic. And I will to tell everyone the definition of "freedomof expression":FreedomofVIEW DOCUMENT
1034 words - 4 pages arms, the right against self-incrimination and double jeopordy, and the right to a speedy trial are just a few. One of the most important, and most basic rights of this document is the Right to free speech. Under the first amendment: "Congress shall make no law repecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedomofspeech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble and to peition the Government for a redress of grievances."The origin of the First Amendment was undoubtedly a reaction against the restraint ofspeech and of the press that existed in English society. Until 1694, England had an elaborate systemVIEW DOCUMENT
2147 words - 9 pagesFreedomof Cyber-SpeechFreedomofspeech has always been an important issue in American society. With the advent of the Internet as a high-speed communication device, this issue has become even more prominent in recent years. This paper will explore the issue of whether the Internet should be censored. Additionally, it will investigate possible methods for undertaking this censorship.
Since 1787, the Constitution has been integral part of American society. The First Amendment to the Constitution, passed in 1791, reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging theVIEW DOCUMENT
1912 words - 8 pagesCensorship of the Internet is UnconstitutionalThe freedomofspeech that was possible on theInternet could now be subjected to governmental approvals. For example,China is attempting to restrict political expression, in the name ofsecurity and social stability. It requires users of the Internet andelectronic mail (e-mail) to register, so that it may monitor theiractivities.9 In the United Kingdom, state secrets and personal attacks areoff limits on the Internet. Laws are strict and the government isextremely interested in regulating the InternVIEW DOCUMENT
733 words - 3 pagesFreedomofspeech is one of the many wonderful rights that we are granted with by just being present in this country. It is the right to say and express whatever you feel. What is wonderful about this right is that no one can take it away from you; not the government; not your mom, not even your English teacher.Freedomofspeech has done many things for Americans. It has given us the right to practice the religion of our choice, to express ourselves in speech and writing, and to give our own opinions in books, newspapers, and magazines. You can also consider the right to vote as a form offreedomofspeech.You are affected by this right in your daily life, from when youVIEW DOCUMENT
988 words - 4 pagesFreedomOfSpeech
Do you think swearing is right? Well everybody in the world does it either its addressing it to someone, threatening someone, or even just saying it for no reason. Freedomofspeech is important because it gives a person a chance to express themselves freely without having to get in trouble or anything. People around the world listen to swearing almost everyday. There are sometimes that you can get in trouble for saying what you want (I.e. threatening someone for there life). If you were to threaten someone for there life, you will get arrested. But everyday you hear it in movies, places, music, and other media. This should be researched more because swearing is in a lotVIEW DOCUMENT
5194 words - 21 pagesIntroductionIt is said that censorship never dies, it changes its form. Debates about politically acceptable ideas and books continue in current debates about extremism on the Internet. Issues of human rights preoccupy us today, just as they have in prior centuries. We are interested in what ideas and media circulate in society, concerned about what impact they are having on our children, wondering how to balance law and order on the one hand and freedomof action and speech on the other.There are many examples, today and in the past, of where societies, and particularly institutionalised power, have setVIEW DOCUMENT
997 words - 4 pagesCollege in America – A place of unrivaled independent thought and haven for those who wish to better themselves through higher learning – or is it? Unfortunately, our impression of college, especially those of naive high school students, is far from its actual reality. When entering college, we expect to embark on the journey of self-enlightenment and expression known as education, on which our forefathers established the opportunity for us to pursue, yet all too often are we met with restrictions on what we thought were the most basic of our rights. Due process, religious liberty, legal equality, and the freedomofspeech are continuously being threatened in various attempts to shapeVIEW DOCUMENT
1313 words - 5 pages abundance of predictability just proved that the American public wants something to entertain them and not bore them to tears. Yes, the FCC does rely on viewer complaints but according to Sean P. Means of the Salt Lake Tribune,” the complaint process has been hijacked by the Parents Television Council, which is a right wing organization whose members Spam the FCC with complaints through e-mail…… out of the million plus complaints last year, 99.9% were from the PTC.” (Means 2) The thought that one group controls what we watch as a nation is a scary one, if our freedomofspeech is challenged on network TV unfairly whose to say where it will end. The FCC has made no sign of slowing down, especiallyVIEW DOCUMENT
634 words - 3 pages have been in place since early societies have been established.
Freedomofspeech and freedomof the press, two of Americans’ basic rights, were in place in ancient societies “that existed long before the creation of the United States” (Friedman).
“The clash between the desire for free speech and the concern for the effect it had on society” (Friedman) has always worried those afraid of what could happen without censorship. By the time the first colonies of America had been established, restraint ofspeech was strongly imposed. Today, censorship is in place in more ways than you can imagine. As mentioned previously, movies, music, television, and more are filtered one way or anotherVIEW DOCUMENT
716 words - 3 pages"Norman Rockwell's FreedomofSpeech" February 20, 1943 "The color and texture of the main figure's hands reveal that he is a manual laborer. This detail conveys the idea that in a democracy everyone has an equal voice regardless of social status." Norman Rockwell was born in 1894 and lived until 1978. His career consisted of many paintings that portayed American values at the time and expressed his feelings to everyone. His works became covers of a popular magazine at the height of his career, the VIEW DOCUMENT
712 words - 3 pages United States must continually interpret the Constitution to reflect today's rapidly changing world. One of the most often heard debates is over freedomofspeech.Freedomofspeech is given to citizens of the United States by the First Amendment of the Constitution. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedomofspeech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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Much like football and fresh apple pie, the cinema is an American pastime. It is rooted in the 20th century and has matured over the decades, mirroring the social and cultural growth of our nation. Compared to their precursors, contemporary films vary in content and target audience and convey a multitude of messages to viewers. But film would not demonstrate such variety without the cultural staple of our media, a constitutional right that is, in itself, an American pastime. Freedomofspeech, as provided by the First Amendment, has fertilized the growth of cinema, and, in kind, the history of film has proven that free speech is easily applied to many media platforms, protective ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1776 words - 7 pagesOn the most recent list Reporters Without Boarders released in 2010, Norway was listed as tied for the number one spot for the country with the most freedomofspeech (Press Freedom Index 2010). Since Reporters Without Borders has been compiling a list of the countries, ranking them from one to one hundred seventy-eight, for countries with the best freedomofspeech; Norway has been tied for first in all years since 2002. It was only in 2006 that Norway lost its number one ranking and fell to being tied for the number sixth spot. Regardless of its fall to the number sixth place in 2006 (Press Freedom Index 2010), according to the information Reporters Without Borders has collected, NorwayVIEW DOCUMENT
1760 words - 7 pagesFreedomofSpeech, Freedomof Thought, Freedomof Pot!
There is a war going on; it keeps thousands in pain every night, a war that if were to end, could save thousands of people’s lives. This is the war on marijuana. You could say that marijuana has a bad reputation in the eyes of many people, but in reality it is a drug which has the ability of saving lives and curing diseases in which have plagued us for too long. People need to be informed on the good that marijuana can bring not just to this country, but to the whole world.
Marijuana (cannabis sativa) is often referred to as pot, tea, grass, weed, hashish, maryjane, ganjaVIEW DOCUMENT
700 words - 3 pages In this paper I lay out the main argument that Caroline West makes in her article “Words that Silence? Freedomof Expression and Racist Hate Speech.” West considers the minimal conditions necessary for speech to be considered free. West also considers how racist hate speech, if operating in particular ways, might undermine free speech. Her focus is on whether the moral and political benefits of racist hate speechspeech outweigh the costs to racial minorities. The conclusion she reaches is that we need to weigh the benefits of one group’s ability to express racist hate speech against the costs of another group’s ability to have their views heard, understood, and considered.
974 words - 4 pagesFreedomofspeech is more than just the right to say what one pleases. Freedomofspeech is the right to voice your opinion on certain topics or dilemmas around you. This basic right given to us in the First Amendment is being challenged by colleges who encourage “freedomofspeech” with certain restrictions.
In the two videos provided by FIRE, certain situations where students’ basic rights were violated were shown. In the first video presented by FIRE, I was very surprised to learn that some colleges opt to control what you wear, what you post on Facebook or what you say. Instead of educating young adults, it appears that colleges nowadays are trying to babysit them in everyVIEW DOCUMENT
1047 words - 4 pagesThe freedomofspeech is an effective tool for the discovery of truth and the exposure of falsehood. The freedomofspeech also uses central importance to a democratic government. The right to cast a vote means nothing if the vote is not well informed. Citizens can only make a confident decision when faced with two competing policies if they are certain that they have heard the strongest possible arguments for both positions. Freedomofspeech, of the press, of association, of assembly and petition are protected by the First Amendment, andVIEW DOCUMENT
1330 words - 5 pages prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedomofspeech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." In other words, the first amendment defends humans' rights to worship-or not worship- who ever they want, their right to express ideas and beliefs, and their right to unite and protest for what they believe right.
It is more than clear by now that people have the right to believe what they please and to expose their thinking without fear, but is this an absolute freedom? Is there any limit to it? I believe there is. Freedomofspeech is a base for American society, but so are other values, andVIEW DOCUMENT
1668 words - 7 pagesFreedomofSpeech and Responsibility
No matter how fervently someone believes in the justice of his cause, suppression of the free exchange of ideas is failure at best or downright wrong. The power or might behind an idea does not make the idea right. Many powerful people throughout history have been wrong. Few people, if any, would judge "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" to be subversive or wrong. In 1939 Ambassador Kennedy was so caught up in the fears of the times that he was willing to use the power of his money to protect the world against a film. When people are caught up in the movements of their time, all people must be extra zealous to guard and encourage freedomofVIEW DOCUMENT
2097 words - 8 pages powers of the states, and the liberty of all citizens. Among those amendments are: the freedom to petition and assemble, freedomof religion, the right to bear arms, the right offreedomofspeech, and many more. The first amendment to the Bill of Rights is the right to freedomofspeech and press which “protects individual expression by guaranteeing the freedomofspeech. The Supreme Court has broadly interpreted “speech” to include Internet communication, art, music, clothing, and even “symbolic speech,” such as flag burning. Freedomof the press generally allows for newspapers, radio, television, and now many online sources to publish articles and express opinions representing the publicVIEW DOCUMENT
1449 words - 6 pagesEvery American takes pride in the rights given to him or her. These rights are protected by the constitution, and are represented by the first ten Amendments. The First Amendment states that, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedomofspeech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" (U.S. Constitution Online). This means that Congress cannot make laws that infringe on a citizen's right to religion, freedomofspeech, the right to peacefully assemble, and the right to petition the government to redress ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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The definition offreedomofspeech is the right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction. (Morse & Mish, 2012) However, one cannot go about just saying whatever they please. There are in fact limitations to what one can say. Some might say that that is unconstitutional, but is it unconstitutional to prevent people from threatening others or preventing others from incriminating another person’s rights. I think not. The Supreme Court is the judge of whether or not a person has or has not broken the law regarding freedomofspeech.
Schenck v. United States
The Supreme Court case Schenck vVIEW DOCUMENT
2134 words - 9 pages gaming industry.
Entertainment Merchant Association believed the statute in affect was unconstitutional and therefore should be stopped. Their argument was the law took away the basic right offreedomofspeech. The video game makers had the right to portray any situation they wanted and sell the game to mature audiences; whether or not the parent of a minor bought the game for their child was entirely up to the parents. Placing a fine on the person that buys for or sells to a minor is taking that person’s right to freely speak. The Court suggests that video games are essentially similar to other First Amendment-protected forms of literature, regardless of the complexity of the technologyVIEW DOCUMENT
2001 words - 8 pages. In any event, the first amendment to the United States Constitution states clearly that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedomofspeech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances" (United States). The first amendment should protect musical artists from any attempts of the people or the government to silence them.If the first amendment was held true in thisVIEW DOCUMENT
915 words - 4 pagesOur Founding Fathers signed a highly important document on September 17, 1787 that had ideas that were unique at that time. It formed a new government that has lasted for over 200 years. The United States Constitution gives Americans rights at birth that lasts until the time they die. One of the most important rights is in Amendment I, or more specifically, the freedomofspeech. Freedomofspeech gives one the right to express or say their opinions with no restraint. Americans across the nation use this right everyday from having bumper stickers on their cars to protesting for what they believe in. We, as Americans, should not limit freedomofspeech. Even though it allows hate speechVIEW DOCUMENT
1608 words - 6 pagesFreedomofspeech should have some limitations. The American people should have the right to say whatever they want, but to an extent. Whether it is on signs or verbally some things should not be expressed. The United States is well known for being “the home of the free,” but some people take their freedom a bit too far. People can burn flags, protest at military funerals, even use the “n” word and watching pornography in libraries.
To start off, our country has come so far since September 11th, but right after caused a state of confusion with the entire nation. While it has only been 12 years since it has happened, it had caused my husband’s family to move away from their home in OakVIEW DOCUMENT
978 words - 4 pages establishment of religion…or abridging the freedomofspeech” (Buchanan, par. 1). Therefore, Munroe should be allowed to blog about any subject she desires under this legitimate right and not face the consequence of a job suspension. Even when Munroe is aware of her rights, she “kept things as an anonymous as possible” (Munroe, par. 11). She takes steps to be discrete when she blogs as “Natalie M” and listed “no location information,” or “email address,” nor did she “mention where [she] worked or the names of students” throughout her blog posts. Munroe is simply speaking up for her and other teachers with similar problems who may be unwilling to do so because they fear public retaliationVIEW DOCUMENT
1710 words - 7 pagesIn the essays, “In Defense of Prejudice: Why Incendiary Speech Must Be Protected” by Jonathan Rauch and “The Debate over Placing Limits on Racist Speech Must Not Ignore the Damage It Does to Its Victims” by Charles R. Lawrence III, the writers express their beliefs on the topic offreedomofspeech and prejudice speech; particularly racist. As far as any benefits of prejudice speech go, the two writers thoroughly disagree. Lawrence believes that there are no benefits of prejudice speech and it should not be included in what America’s “freedomofspeech” entails, because of its effect on minorities as he writes, “Whenever we decide that racist speech must be tolerated because of theVIEW DOCUMENT
781 words - 3 pagesSince the Internet burst free of academic cloisters into the public domain during 1990s, it has been thoroughly debated whether the individual’s remarks and comments on the Internet should be restricted. Also this has drawn increasing attention due to popularity of the emerging social net like Facebook and Twitter in recent years. While some advocate that everyone has the right to freedomof opinion and expression, others argue that an uncontrollable medium of anarchy may occur owing to the freedomofspeech. This paper examines both the arguments for and against of the freedomspeech in Internet and provides suggestions based on these arguments.
The Internet freedom provides capable andVIEW DOCUMENT
1594 words - 6 pages 1994m p.75)The most famous early speech for press freedom was made by the political philosopher and poet John Milton in his 1644 oration, Areopagitica, a speech to the parliament appealing for freedomof the press against a licensing system. Philosopher and political theorist John Locke took up the fight for freedomof expression and, under his social contract theory, said governments were there to serve the people, and central to this was a freedomof expression. . (Pullan 1994 p.754)In many legal systems, adverse public statements about legal citizens presented as fact must be proven false to be defamatory or slanderous/libel. Proving adverse, public character statements to be true isVIEW DOCUMENT
2011 words - 8 pagesFreedomofSpeech in the Era of Cyber Bullying
April 6, 2014
As we are living in the age of technology, we are seeing our youth being victimized by a new phenomenon of bullying, called cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is defined as the use of information and communication technologies such as email, cell phones and pager text messages, instant messaging, defamatory personal Web sites, and defamatory online personal polling Web sites, to support deliberate repeated and hostile behavior by an individual or group, which is intended to harm others. Cyberbullying can also employ media such as PDAs, blogs, and social networks (Beckstrom, 2008). ThisVIEW DOCUMENT
918 words - 4 pagesFreedomof Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition
There are three main reasons why we have or need our Freedomof
religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. First, the 1st
Amendment gives us our independence. Second, it also gives us the
right to express ourselves. Last but not least, it allows people to
express themselves without constraint by the government. The 1st
Amendment is a very essential freedom that everyone should be entitled
Our independence is the most important essential need of humans. It
lets us be and act how we are and want to be. The reason why the
Europeans immigrated to America was to find their freedomofVIEW DOCUMENT
1578 words - 6 pagesIntroductionHave you noticed that there are an increase number of phone-in programs in television and radio after 1997 in Hong Kong? And more people participate in the open forum discussion of public policy? All these reflect people in Hong Kong are more eager to express their opinion and more value their freedomofspeech than in the past. Freedomofspeech is not only being respected in Hong Kong, but also every part of the world. According to the 'Declaration of Human Right' of United Nation, freedomofspeech is an essential part of human right that every human born toVIEW DOCUMENT
1562 words - 6 pagesFreedomofSpeech Must be Granted for All Americans
An educated family man dedicated to saving lives and easing the suffering of others was shot down and killed in the early morning light outside of his office simply because of his beliefs and the job he performs (ABC News). There was rioting and death in a distant country resulting from the remarks of a religious speaker (ABC News). A businessman on a plane trip was taken from his seat without explanation and interrogated for hours based solely on his nationality (CNN). Caught on videotape, an uneducated man was beaten senseless due to the color of his skin by those sworn to protect him (ABC News). A mother weeps; her lovingVIEW DOCUMENT
1508 words - 6 pagesFreedomofspeech was a big topic spoken about in the 1950’s and even today. Schools in the 1950’s had to recite a specific prayer every morning in school not like today. Students had to recite the “twenty two word regents prayer”. The Engel Vs Vitale case has to do with separation of church and state, meaning that there should be a separation between peoples views on religious freedom and the government. In the first amendment, Thomas Jefferson introduced this law and rule during the colonies but then this later evolved into the United States, where into the 1950’s became a huge debate on who was right and who was wrong. The Supreme Court case Engel v. Vitale expanded the rights ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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Like most democratic nations in the world, the United States has had its own fair share of issues with hate speech. There has been a lot of controversy over whether hate speech should be regulated. In analyzing the concept of free speech, one cannot ignore that it does not occur in a vacuum. There have been all types of debasements ranging from ethnic, religious, racial and gendered stereotyping. Freedomofspeech inherently includes all other fundamental human rights. Hence, as acknowledged through natural rights, other rights and personhood should adamantly be included within this scope of this protection. Hate speech is a limit on free speech, as it not only puts the victim underVIEW DOCUMENT
1231 words - 5 pagesDo We Really Have FreedomOfSpeech?
Is FreedomOfSpeech a true thing? You might want to think again. Over the past couple of centuries it has changed. You used to be able to say anything and everything you wanted. Now you say something and you are immediately thrown in jail. Like what happened to Bradley Manning over the past year and a half. He released documents about military killing innocent people and what does our government do? They threw him in jail. The military did not comment on the situation because they knew it was true. He wanted people knowing what they did was wrong and he got in trouble for it. I do not see that they should have thrown him in jail. What my concern is doVIEW DOCUMENT
1483 words - 6 pagesFreedomofspeech and the liberty to uphold ones expression has long been the subject of many debates. It has taken centuries if not years for mankind to come to a point where many can easily voice their opinions without having to ponder over the consequences. But one should always know where to draw the line. Freedomof expression also needs to have its limits. Two of the masterminds who put forth their work on liberty and freedomofspeech were John Stuart Mill and Jean-Jacque Rousseau. The concepts penned by Rousseau contradict those that were constructed by Mil; while the former focused on the functioning of the society as a whole, the latter advocated the rights of the individualVIEW DOCUMENT
772 words - 3 pages="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_the_press" title="Freedomof the press">freedomofspeech and expression, but it is also true that what is legally justiciable is not practically enforceable especially in the State of Manipur because of various constraints imposed by reality. Today, we cannot freely express our ideas concerning social, economic and political issues since we encounter some sort of regimentation in our social life. We all know some truth but we dare not to speak out our mind due to fear of risking our own life. Such an environment is not conducive for free development of one's individuality and for that matter of the society.I honestly feel that this must beVIEW DOCUMENT
2614 words - 10 pages expression throughout history.The First Amendment clearly voices a great American respect toward the freedomof religion. It also prevents the government from 'abridging the freedomofspeech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.' Since the early history of our country, the protection of basic freedoms has been of the utmost importance to Americans.In Langston Hughes' poem, 'Freedom,' he emphasizes the struggle to enjoy the freedoms that he knows are rightfully his. He reflects the American desire for freedom now when he says, 'I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live onVIEW DOCUMENT
1185 words - 5 pagesLittle Freedomof Expression
Freedomof expression, like the air we breathe, is a luxury that most people in western civilization take for granted. I know I certainly took it for granted when I was in the twelfth grade, and that presumption almost got me expelled. In Cornwall, Ontario this last December the idea offreedomofspeech did more than get a young man expelled. He was forced to spend the better part of a month, including Christmas, New Year's Eve, and his sixteenth birthday in jail. Finally there is the case of the former mayor of Mukingo in Ruhengeri Prefecture, Juvenal Kejelijeli, who is desperately fighting deportation to face charges for his "freedomof expressionVIEW DOCUMENT
2761 words - 11 pagesThe Effects of Technology on the Right ofFreedomofSpeechFreedomofspeech is a cornerstone of democratic political and social institutions. It is responsible for the free flow of ideas and information to anyone who wishes to listen. Freedomofspeech supports freethinking and sharing of thoughts, but along with these good characteristics there are also harmful ones. With the positive aspects such as art, journalism, and the pursuit of truth come negatives aspects such as pornography, gambling, and hate and shock sites. To continue with free speech people, must accept these negative aspects such as The Blackplague shock site, "The Blackplague", http://www.blackplague.org/. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1348 words - 5 pagesAn awful reality, the freedomofspeech and press in Venezuela is in danger of disappearing. In Venezuela, if someone has a different opinion of the President of the country, Hugo Chavez, could be penalized. Can the opposition movements, including student force, change this current reality? What can the common citizens do against the government when every day it is capable of setting down more severe restrictions to silence the press? Should the opposition parties keep fighting as they have been for the last 10 years?
In the last 5 to 6 years, the government has been able to control the independence of the media with radical and unconstitutional restrictions. It has been one event followedVIEW DOCUMENT