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Freedom of Speech - Freedom of Speech   What is "Freedom of Speech"?  Finding out is my mission. Webster's defines "freedom" as: the condition of being free of restraints; exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty; exemption from unpleasant or onerous conditions; the capacity to exercise choice; free will; a right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference. Webster's also defines "speech" as: the faculty or act of speaking; the faculty or act of expressing or describing thoughts, feelings or perceptions by the articulation of words; vocal communication, conversation....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 2158 words
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Freedom of Speech - Freedom of Speech In a society where the media creates stereotypes, showcases imperfect celebrities as role models, and often hurts more than helps the public with its mad rush for ratings, musical expression is an indicator of the times, not a cause of crimes. If Ice-T's violent and degrading song is offensive, it is because the listeners ask for offensive. They want to rebel, to shock the world, and musical artists are more than willing to help them out. The problems of broken homes, misled teens, and a culture too reliant on its own powers and not enough on God are therefore reflected in the type of music it listens to....   [tags: Papers] 361 words
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Freedom of speech - Do Americans take the First Amendment for granted, or use it, as a clutch to say what they feel is appropriate. The First Amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (Siegel 3) But what is Freedom of Speech. It is our ability to say what we want, when we want and to whom we want....   [tags: essays research papers] 425 words
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Freedom of Expression in Canada -      The right to freedom of expression can be described as a war. It is a war that has lasted for centuries and may last for centuries more. It is a war between freedom of expression and social intolerance. In this war there are many battles. The battle on which this brief essay centers itself is the battle between freedom of speech and laws limiting that freedom; more specifically the ability to spread hate propaganda and the "hate laws". Included in the essay is a brief outline of one skirmish that has taken place (Keegstra)....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1923 words
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Censorship vs Freedom of Speech - All forms of "expression" should be allowed, whether it's it is in the guise of speech, art, symbolism, or any other form of the freedom granted by the First Amendment. The freedom of speech is one granted by the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. It is in these rights that have let our country and our government becomes as strong and resilient as it is today. It is because of these rights, that we, as a country, have been able to evolve and expand our horizons to what they are today. These rights were the foundation and basis of our country and were also what separated our country from the all the other countries around the world....   [tags: Ethics] 478 words
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The Importance of the Freedom of Speech - There is no other government in the world that gives freedom to the people like the United States of America. In the last sixty years, American courts, have made a set of legal doctrines that protect all forms of the freedom of expression. The First Amendment is a great respect toward the freedom of religion. It also prevents the government from "abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." In the early history of America, protecting freedom has been very important to Americans....   [tags: US Constitution History Amendment] 929 words
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Freedom of Speech or Censorship - Freedom of Speech or Censorship America has seen a growing popularity in radio talk shows and hate speech. Some of these radio shows are little more than outlets for violence and racism. These types of shows breed paranoia and are fueled by the bottom line. Critics seek to silence these outlets of prejudice and all others, but at what cost to our freedom of speech. Talk radio has been described as hate radio. It stirs up controversial issues dealing with guns, homosexuals, and racial minorities....   [tags: Papers] 439 words
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Myers and Freedom of Speech - Myers and Freedom of Speech Myers did would not have hurt others in any way whatsoever. Had his actions not been silenced they could have led to the discovery of the true opinions of employees, which could have possibly led to changes in office procedures. Granted, Myers questionnaire could have possibly offended managers in the office, but according to Mill, all controversial speech causes offense and this is not an excuse for censorship. Speech offends people that do not agree with it and if we permit the majority to censor anything and everything that they do not agree with, we run the risk of silencing a possible truth....   [tags: Papers] 340 words
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Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech - Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced by Governments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political, and religious. The most common type is moral censorship which restricts obscene material....   [tags: Papers] 406 words
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Should There Be Restrictions to Freedom of Speech - Should there be restrictions to freedom of speech synonyms, and is there a scarcity of freedom that is given to individuals. Freedom to the people has been Americas greatest accomplishment, yet the checks and balances placed between the lines of freedom are not defined. Obscenity speeches are defined as outside the boundaries of the First Amendment protection. Libel and Slander of public figures must be proven by malice; the reckless disregard for the truth. Commercial speeches can be banned by the government as illegal if the information if deceptive to the readers....   [tags: first amendment, slander] 537 words
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Is Freedom of Speech Really Free? - I sat in last period history class, my eyes fixed on the clock. “Twenty more minutes” I mumbled to myself, “twenty more minutes until freedom.” I was hardly engaged in the days discussion topic which was the current status of a post 9/11 world. I casually listened to the ideas of my classmates as I chewed my grape flavored bubble gum and doodled on my notebook, blowing bubbles and quietly popping them with my tongue in an attempt to pass the time. My teacher rambled on about how Saddam Heussein’s time to disarm is up and how Al Queda must be destroyed....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Freedom of Speech & Censorship on the Internet - Freedom of Speech & Censorship on the Internet Introduction With more and more frequency the newspapers are reporting instances of school children distributing disks of pornographic images which they have downloaded from the net and recently a university student was found to be operating such a site for material. On November 11, an Associated Press release (Phillips,1994) reported that Carnegie Mellon University had decided to block its users from accessing sexually explicit materials through the Internet: the university's president feared that the university could be prosecuted under state pornography laws if it did not control the access....   [tags: social issues] 2200 words
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Freedom of Speech: My Version and Theirs - Freedom of Speech: My Version and Theirs The First Amendment has led Americans to believe in a hallowed sense of freedom that does not exist; freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in this country has never been absolute. You can't yell fire in a crowded theater, solicit bribes, make terrorist threats, slander another, intentionally inflict emotional distress or be obscene in public (Dickerson). What Americans do have a right to is their opinion and the means by which to express it, no matter if the opinion is favorable or not....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1175 words
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Fight to Maintain Freedom of Speech on the Internet - Fight to Maintain Freedom of Speech on the Internet Imagine yourself trapped inside another world, a world where your essence is made entirely of words that can say whatever you desire. You could be young or old, male or female or neither, you are only as limited as your imagination. Now Imagine that someone wants to have a say in what can be said, seen, and done in this brave new world, what would this change, and more importantly who decides what's 'good' and what's 'bad'. In the ordinary and mundane world of real life people have always fought for the pursuit of happiness, free speech, etc....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1401 words
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Freedom of Speech: Should We Be Spending Money to Transmit Messages? - ... Regardless of the entity or citizen, freedom of speech should be treated the same across the board. How is it constitutionally acceptable to limit a corporation from spending money on a candidate that they feel portrays their beliefs or goals. After all, a corporation is made up of citizens of the United States and is a form of accumulated people. Donating to a cause or something that is believed in is making a statement and is protected by the constitution. An argument to consider is that a corporation is not an individual citizen, therefore, cannot be included in the constitution as having the same rights and protections that a natural citizen would have....   [tags: freedom, idea, belief, restrict] 535 words
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The Infringement Of The First Amendment In High School Theatre - In the landmark case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969), John Tinker and his siblings decided to openly protest the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands to school (Goldman 1). The school felt that their efforts to protest the war disrupted the school environment. “The Supreme Court said that ‘in our system, undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance is not enough to overcome the right to freedom of expression.’ School officials cannot silence student speech simply because they dislike it or it is controversial or unpopular” (FAQs 2)....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1271 words
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The First Amendment - In America the Amendment 1 of the U.S. Constitution gives the American people the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Most notably Amendment 1 is known for and most often cited as giving the Freedom of Speech. Even before this amendment was ratified people in the U.S. were protesting, as in the Boston Tea Party. Protesting has been a way to effect change in America. A question to ask is this: is there a right way or wrong way to protest. Others protest that has had an effect on America since the Amendment was ratified are protest against war such as Vietnam and Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Civil Rights Movement, and more recently the prot...   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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The Conflict of Freedom of Speech and Our Desire For Healthy Campaigns in a Healthy Democracy - The Conflict of Freedom of Speech and Our Desire For Healthy Campaigns in a Healthy Democracy What we have here is two important values in direct conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both. House Minority Leader Richard The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter....   [tags: Papers] 454 words
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Should the Policy of Internet Censorship Be Adopted in the Society? - Nowadays, Internet Surfing might have been viewed as a part of our daily life, since the Internet has provided a virtual reality with enormous freedom. Actually, possessing the features of speediness, immediateness, freeness and borderlessness, the Internet was a free domain for every user to act whatever they want. In this cyberspace, someone suggests that the policy of Internet censorship is needed to prevent users from misusing the Internet. However, some people argue that the Internet censorship should not be adopted, as the freedom of speech is the basic human right....   [tags: freedom of speech and expression, cybercrimes] 554 words
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Freedom of Expression on the Internet: Comparison between Canada and the United States - I. Introduction “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press …” as stated by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution[1]. Most subsequent democracies have adopted this view as well, believing that it is a fundamental part of what makes a democratic system effective. For example, Canada has given their citizens the right to freedom of speech; but like the United States, they have placed certain limitations which restrict its usage....   [tags: Free Speech in Cyberspace]
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Ain´t I a Women?: Sojourner Truth´s Speech on Women´s Rights - ... Generally, the speech focused on evaluating the impact of sexism and racism that black women were subjected to, the history of the feminist movements, and the civil rights movements. In essence, the short and simple speech became and continues to act as a standard expression of the rights of women because it was a powerful rebuke to the then anti-feminist arguments while making her to become a symbol of strong women. The author of the speech, Sojourner Truth, was born into slavery in the state of New York as Isabella Baumfree i.e....   [tags: freedom, sexism, racism, title] 570 words
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Keeping Peace and Freedom - Keeping Peace and Freedom George Bush who is the President of the United States of America came and visited our small town of Flagstaff in September of 2002. As a leader of our country, he reminds the Americans that we should be grateful for our freedom. Through contextualizing, structure, and rhetorical appeals, he gets through to his listeners by reminding us all, that keeping peace and freedom is not an easy job to do. He tells us how lucky we are to have freedom, and what we have to do to keep our “homeland” safe for our children of today....   [tags: Politics Political Freedom Essays] 896 words
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Freedom of Press in Cuba - Cuba has very low rank in World Press Freedom index by Reporters Without Borders. World Press Freedom index places Cuba at No. 171 out of 181. Cuba is the world known country because of political issues and government mechanism. Cuba is socialism country so it is very close to communism, what means that the government has the first position and controls everything. Cuba has the most restrictive laws on freedom of speech. Since Cuba became socialism country, the government manages each work. There is only one party in Cuba, which is called PPC* and only this party is able to join the government....   [tags: censorship, world press freedom index] 555 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech - John F Kennedy delivered one of the finest speeches on January 20, 1961 after being sworn into office. His inauguration speech was so powerful that it captured the entire nations attention, and quotes from it are still remembered by people today. It is one of the finest speeches ever written. It provides a strong appeal to pathos, ethos and logos, and it is because of this that people who never heard the speech can quote lines from it. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech]
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Graduation Speech - When I first began considering a graduation speech, my initial impulse was to spend this time discussing the advent of college preparation at Ridgemont, and the rise of empty values. I thought it would be a good chance to point out the fact that the quest for college admission has ground some of the best people I know into pulp, and that for the most part it seems as though both their parents, and to a large extent the school, seem afraid to confront that system for what it is. I wanted to speak to the changes happening here at Ridgemont, that the focus of the school is being shifted from educating for character to trying to improve the efficiency with which Ridgemont can heard students into...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 1220 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech - Dr. King is an emotional, inspiring and strong speaker. His " I Have A Dream" speech tugs a deep root war of emotions in every American’s heart; therefore, this speech is the perfect display of pathos. Even though pathos overwhelm logo and ethos, they also very much present in his speech. On August 28, 1963 Dr. King made his way to Washington Mall from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to commit his speech to his fellow Americans. Dr. King commands his speech during an ironic period time of America history....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech] 1035 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of the I Have a Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - One of the most influential speeches ever given on the earth was given on a potiumat the Lincoln Momorial in Washington D.C on August 28th 1963. The great speech was given by Martin Luther King Jr. who deciatied his time on earth to prove that all people are equal. Martin Luther used different parts of the English language to enhance the meaning of his speech and bring out the details. The different rhetorical devices, allusions to historic documents, and metaphors seemed to have brought about the emotions that King was trying to arouse in his listeners....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech] 1025 words
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Freedom Of Expression - COSHE.COM : uncategorized : freedom of expression on the internet freedom of expression on the internet First and foremost, in the United States the freedom of expression is guaranteed in the first Article of Amendment to the American Constitution. It states, "Con Click Here to Search COSHE's Database Again freedom of expression on the internet First and foremost, in the United States the freedom of expression is guaranteed in the first Article of Amendment to the American Constitution....   [tags: essays research papers] 557 words
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Freedom Is Slavery - Freedom is Slavery: The maxim Freedom is Slavery is best explained in the book 1984 by the telescreens shown throughout the novel. In the world today, the Patriot Act ensures U.S. citizens freedom by ensuring the FBI's ability to examine their daily activities. In the world today, the Patriot Act states that it protects U.S. citizen's freedom. Iby ensuring the FBI's ability to examine anybody's daily activities. To me, this is a major contradiction. The Patriot Act is basically saying that the government has the ability to now control our freedom....   [tags: Personal Essays] 426 words
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Desires for freedom - Desire for Freedom and Desire for Limitations on Freedom People have the desire for freedom as well as a desire for limitations on their freedom. Freedom and the limitations on freedom are both needed to live peacefully. Absolute freedom cannot be achieved because when you take away limitations you take away a freedom. With out rules governing our society, people would be able to do what they want to each other with out fear of punishment. An examination of the advantages and disadvantages of both arguments helps this become clearer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Freedom of Knowledge - Freedom of knowledge Johannes Gutenberg took the idea of printing by moveable type and turned it into a publishing system. In doing so he changed the world. If you told him in 1468 – the year he died – that the Bible he had published in 1455 would undermine the authority of the Catholic Church, power the Renaissance and the Reformation, enable the Enlightenment and the rise of modern science, create new social classes and even change our concept of childhood, he would have looked at you blankly....   [tags: Research Paper Information Exchange Effects] 1942 words
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Freedom of Speech - Freedom Of Speech 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. Freedom of speech 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....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Persuasive] 1003 words
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The Freedom Of Speech - The founders of the United States government tried to protect our liberty by assuring a free press, to gather and publish information without being under control or power of another, in the First Amendment to the Constitution. We are not very protected by this guarantee, so we concern ourselves on account of special interest groups that are fighting to change the freedom of expression, the right to freely represent individual thoughts, feeling and views, in order to protect their families as well as others....   [tags: essays research papers] 660 words
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Freedom Of Speech Should be Limited - Topic: Do you believe that free speech as proscribed under the first amendment of the constitution should be limited. The entire American Government is based in the belief that all human beings are born with certain rights. People do not receive their rights from the Government; its function is actually to guard the rights we already have. Citizens are protected by the first amendment, which prohibits government from acting against anyone's rights. The first amendment applies to every single citizen in the country, but most of them do not even know what it is about or what it means....   [tags: Political Science Politics] 1338 words
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Overview of the Concept of Freedom of Speech - Overview of the Concept of Freedom of Speech In the book Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment, the author Anthony Lewis gives us lots of law cases following by the timeline to state how the First Amendment developed and what its meaning in both law and society is. By reading this book after listening to lectures about free speech and reading A Gift of Fire written by Sara Baase, the textbook for the lecture, I have learned more detailed about the history and definition development of the freedom of speech and hence came up some new thoughts towards my life....   [tags: Constitution, American Liberties]
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Freedom of Speech in America - No, all speech and expressions are not free in the United States of America even though government tries to claim that it is. If all speech were free in America, there is no way that a coach of a football team should be allowed to tell his football players to delete their twitter accounts. In the article “Towson Twitter ban comes as legislators move to protect student freedom”, the Towson football coach says he is trying to protect his football team which is why he is making them delete their Twitter, but the football players are not kids....   [tags: Censorship, Free] 711 words
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Free Speech -           In order to find truth to anything, one must make multiple suggestions, ask many questions, and sometimes ponder the unspeakable. Without doing so, there would be no process of elimination; therefore, truth would be virtually unattainable. Now, in our attempts to either find truth, express our beliefs and opinions, or generally use the rights we are given constitutionally, we are often being criticized and even reprimanded. Our freedom to voice our opinion(s) is being challenged, as critics of free speech are taking offense to what seems like anything and everything merely controversial and arguably prejudice....   [tags: Freedom of Speech Essays] 1253 words
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Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition - Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition There are three main reasons why we have or need our Freedom of 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 to. Our independence is the most important essential need of humans....   [tags: Papers] 778 words
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Martin Luther King's Speech in Jobs and Freedom - Martin Luther King's Speech in Jobs and Freedom Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was presented during the ‘Jobs and Freedom’ March, which was held on 28th August, 1963 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The march was supported by over 250 000 people and was a great success. About one third of the crowd was white. That day several speeches were delivered however, Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” was and still is one of the most powerful and moving speeches....   [tags: Papers] 956 words
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The Power of Speech: Sir William Wallace - Sir William Wallace was a Scottish property-owner who come to be one of the central leaders throughout the Wars of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace overpowered an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297, and was granted Protector of Scotland, serving till his death at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298. Mel Gibson plays’ William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish soldier that led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England....   [tags: scottish independence, freedom] 568 words
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Freedom In Constitution - Have you ever wondered what life at school would be like without “freedom?” In my opinion I think it would be horrid. Think about it. If we had no freedom we wouldn’t be able to do the things we love most, or choose what friends we hang out with. The freedoms we have now we all take for granted. For example, do you even know what your freedoms are. If you don’t, then you ought to hear me out so you know in the future what they mean. First of all there are two very specific freedoms that all students and teachers should know and understand....   [tags: Personal Opinion Argument Paper Freedom] 1045 words
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The Fisrt Amendment Analysis: Basic Freedom - The interpretation of the first amendment has been seen throughout our history and, it had either been incorporated in a manner of conservancy or alteration. The first amendment basically describes what congress was under limited power to and, our basic freedoms. However, the concern was never questioned if the state government can curb those liberties since during the ratification of the bill there was little concern of this even being true. This had proven to be reality later on with the various cases that questioned not only the first, but several other amendments....   [tags: first amendment, amendments, freedom] 617 words
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The Faces Of Freedom - The Faces Of Freedom How does one define freedom. The OED gives about a dozen useful definitions that each pertain to one of a variety of the aspects of the human state. One referred specifically to the political freedoms of an individual: “Exemption from arbitrary, despotic, or autocratic control; independence; civil liberty” (def. 2). Another definition concerned the spiritual freedom found in Christianity: “fig. Liberation from the bondage of sin” (def. 1.b). There was another that defined freedom as “Physics....   [tags: Freedom Literature Free Essays] 1303 words
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The Price of Freedom - The Price of Freedom What is the price for FREEDOM. It's obvious that the price for freedom is not free but that it is rather large. After obtaining freedom, we look back and wonder was it worth it. Was freedom overpriced. In other words, did we sacrifice and pay too much to be free. In the United States' history, there have been many wars that have taken place. We live the way we do today because of the many brave men and women that have sacrificed their lives. There is no doubt that this is a huge price....   [tags: Papers] 510 words
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The Importance of Freedom - The Importance of Freedom Many of us take freedom for granted. Many of us tend to forget the hardships and sacrifices our forefathers of freedom went through. Many of us fail to cherish and value our granted freedom. Many of us do not apprehend the full meaning of freedom. However, a few among the society realize the value of such a bestowment. Our Freedom today exists as of the actions of those who believed that it was a necessity to live by and disallowing it is a relic of days more barbarous than ours....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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Lost Freedom - For many ages freedom has been one of the main priorities in human life. People are determined to have freedom of spirit, religion, opinion, speech; they aspire to be free to decide where and with whom to live, where to work, what to wear, and how to live their lives in general. However, a lot of people are deprived of freedom one way or another, either they are physically imprisoned or influenced by circumstances and life situations. Physical imprisonment is one of the most devastating experiences for a human being, and affects a person in many ways, physically and mentally....   [tags: essays research papers] 457 words
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freedom expressed - Freedom of Expression The statement that most of us are not really very tolerant of people who express unpopular ideas, or act in nonconforming ways is nothing less than the out right truth. The accuracy of this statement just helps you to realize that you do not want to hear something that is going against the grain of society. There should be judges who strictly deal with these kinds of very sensitive cases. We need to try to find others ways when we think that we are not being heard if we are expressing unpopular ideas, or act in nonconforming ways....   [tags: essays research papers] 623 words
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Freedom of Speech: A Double-edged Sword - Freedom of speech has been a topic of discussion for many years. Since democracy was established in many countries to provide safety and rights, freedom of speech has been one of the most important rights in any constitution. Freedom of speech constitutes a human right that all people should have and one that must be respected. As individuals, we are entitled to express our opinions, write, publish or communicate, and such expressions must be, if not shared, respected. Different countries have certain level of tolerance at the moment of executing this right....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 807 words
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Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City - The articles "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" and "Freedom of Religion: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association" both engage in conflicts pertaining to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" is an article about the KKK's attempt to spread their beliefs through a public access cable television channel. Dennis Mahon and Allan Moran, both of the KKK, asked to be broadcasted on air in 1987, and the whole situation led to a major problem....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1532 words
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The Freedom of Speech in the Tinker V. Des Moines Independent Community School District - The First Amendment of the United States gives citizens the five main rights to freedom. Freedom of speech is one of the rights. If people did not have the freedom of speech there would be no way of expressing one’s self and no way to show individuality between beliefs. This Amendment becomes one of the issues in the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District Supreme Court case that happened in December of 1969. In the case of Tinker v. Des Moines there were five students that got suspended for wearing armbands to protest the Government’s policy in Vietnam....   [tags: beliefs, rights, freedom, speech]
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Freedom of Speech - College 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....   [tags: liberties, college, consitution] 899 words
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The Importance of Freedom of Speech in College - ... When freedom of speech is confined in higher institutions, it diminishes the budding adult’s importance of this crucial right. Freedom of speech was formulated by our founding fathers to insure that all citizens had a right to speak out against whatever injustices done to them without fear of punishment. However, the institutions that are responsible for the advancement of America’s future tax-paying citizens are denying them one of the most important rights of our country. Some universities are even digging their noses deeper and require their athletes to give them full access in their social networks....   [tags: Opinions, Censorship, Restraint]
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The Appropriate Use of Freedom of Speech - ... If all incidences were appraised and judged by freedom of speech, the country would be chaotic, turbulent or possibly even be destroyed. Freedom of speech is written in the constitution, which means its spirit should be protected and obeyed. However, the constitution just consists of short clauses; everyone can interpret it in their own way and perform with their own ideologies. In this perplexing situation, the government should supplement several details, and each leader himself should add his own opinion of it under the essential principle that the constitution cannot be concocted....   [tags: english, government, policy] 734 words
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Freedom of Speech in Cinema - 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. Freedom of speech, 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 of controve...   [tags: social growth, culture, media, First Ammendment]
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Lack of Freedom Of Speech in Sudan - ... There is no restriction on the personnel in those services. There are many journalists that have been put into jail. Moreover, many press runs have been seized by the government and many newspapers have been closed. For instance, Al-Watan (a newspaper) was suspended by the security police just because it published articles about government corruption. Restrictions are also imposed on international journalists. Similar is the case with the use of Internet. It won’t be incorrect to state that Sudan has no respect and reverence for the freedom of speech, freedom of connection, contribution and nonviolent assemblage....   [tags: Africa, Media, Government] 992 words
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Censorship and Freedom of Speech - Censorship may be protection from inappropriate materials, but it also limits free speech. For the limitation of free speech, it is reasonable why people are emphatically against censorship. It is understood that there is a need to filter some of the materials released in today’s society, but too much is being done by people who have no right meddling with everyone’s rights. Civilization has always been plagued by a never ending battle being fought over what is deemed right and wrong. In today’s culture, censorship oppresses everything in the media....   [tags: American Constitution, Bill of Rights] 666 words
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The Importance of Freedom of Speech in Higher Education - Freedom of speech is the right given to every individual. Everyone has been given the right to speak their mind and share their opinions. This right is always important but in higher learning, it is essential. Without freedom of speech the whole idea of higher education would just be a contradiction. When an institute of higher education tries to resist this right the whole purpose of the institute becomes contradicted. One needs their right to freely speak their mind for higher education to be a successful venture....   [tags: acceptance, ideas, restriction] 789 words
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Internet Censorship Means No Freedom of Speech - Picture it: you pick up your phone to read your email. You're expecting a message from a friend, who is sending you some information on breast cancer, but when you check your inbox there is instead a message from the server. It says the message that was sent to you from the address of your friend has been intercepted because it contained indecent material that did not comply with FCC regulations of the Internet. You call your friend only to find that the police have come and taken her away, and she is now facing up to two years in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2142 words
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Natalie Munroe's Blog and Freedom of Speech - One of the most important and difficult professions is teaching. Teachers play a vital role in nurturing the intellectual and social development of various students during their maturing years. Teachers employ more time with the students on a daily basis than parents do. Thus, parents entrust the teachers with an enormous responsibility to guide their children to become useful members of society; however, this task becomes difficult for a teacher when she faces the lack of respect and discipline from her students....   [tags: Teachers, Education, Development]
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Arguments for and Against Improving the Freedom of Expression in Social Network Sites in China -   In the past few years, the social network of China has been developing rapidly with a considerable amount of new social network softwares and users. However, the government have a stringent policy on the freedom of expression in social network. The merits of improving the freedom of social network expression have been thoroughly debated. While some people expect a higher degree of freedom to speak out freely to express real thoughts easily, others concern on the network order. This paper examines both the arguments for and against improving the freedom of expression in social network and provides suggestions based on these arguments....   [tags: restrictions on the internet, freedom of speech]
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The United States and the U.S.S.R’s Literary Freedom - After World War II, some countries would limit the literary freedom available to fictional authors and other writers. Specifically in the U.S.S.R, they would put policies on what one could publish and one could not. In addition, the United States would put slight limitations on their literary works. They implied that nationalism and heroic acts of their military members should be displayed in all published works regarding the war. The countries also wanted stories published that would degrade their opponents compared to them....   [tags: speech freedom, nationalism, publishers] 695 words
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The Argument Against Uniforms in Schools - I don’t think children or teens should have to wear school uniforms. It deprives them of their freedom of speech. They should have the right to wear what they want when they want. The uniforms are degrading and appalling. Everything would be dull and boring if everyone looked the same and wore the same stuff. Whatever happened to our U.S. Constitution. Some kids become stressed out and could get depressed because they cannot choose what they can wear, In Our own country. The land of the free and the home of the brave and we can’t even choose what we wear....   [tags: Freedom of Speech, Socioeconomic Differences]
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Media Needs to Have Self-Regulation - ... It is evident that there are some very successful regulations because there are rating on movies and video games, and the fact that there is a lack of mature content on television channels labeled “children’s” channels and during times when there may be more children watching other “regular” channels. However, even these are only transient successes. It is possible to release unrated movies, the only reason there are not so many is that very few cinemas will show unrated films. Furthermore, there is still mature programming playing at all times of the day....   [tags: entertaining, government, freedom, speech] 643 words
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The United States Government and Information on the Internet - ... The Pew Research Center reports that “broad majorities continue to say that the press acts as a watchdog by preventing political leaders from doing things that should not be done, a view that is as widely held today as at any point over the past three decades”. A past event that demonstrates how the press has persuaded the nation to lose confidence in its leader would be the Watergate scandal. When President Nixon destroyed information, he was nearly forced from office. Also the belief that the press should used as a check on political leaders’ power is shared by nearly everyone....   [tags: freedom of speech, journalists, control] 715 words
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What´s Citizen Journalism or Public Journalism? - ... Therefore, this essay will argue that citizen journalism has apparently positive aspects in promoting democratization by removing corrupted regimes and being the first in providing media coverage. To some degree, citizen journalism has several disadvantages which may have negative impacts on the quality news provided. One of these disadvantages is the low level of credibility. Therefore, citizen journalists are usually not invited to attend any media conference or meeting because they do not have formal training and qualifications in the media field (Bruns 2010 p.3)....   [tags: quality, credibility, freedom of speech] 676 words
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Marketplace of Ideas - The first thing that I want to do before I start my research paper is to define what the marketplace of ideas is. It is a basis of freedom of expression based on the principle of theory of the free market in economics. The marketplace of ideas concept believes that the truth will come out from an open and public forum. It often pertains to freedom of speech and of the press and the responsibilities of different types of media in politics. It also pertains to free trade of ideas. According to conservipedia.com, the marketplace of confronts “bad speech” with “good speech.” On the same site, it gives an explanation of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes interpretation in Ab...   [tags: Holmes, freedom of speech, media, politics]
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Arguments For and Against Censorship - ... The society enjoys freedoms, rights and privileges due to the stability of the ruling body. Without this stability, the society would lapse in to a condition of scenery where the lives would be solitary, poor, and brutal and short as put by Thomas Hobbes (Merryman & Elsen 564). The stability of the government and society is always assumed to exist without understanding the causes of this stability. The exposure of the social upheavals poses a great threat to destabilizing the government through free speeches from the opposition and parties....   [tags: public communication, freedom of speech, harmful]
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Is Censorship Unconstitutional? - ... Which is why, in 2011, The Stop Online Privacy Act swooped in with the desire to call copy right in fragments to a halt, mainly backed by people in high stances in large corporations. SOPA’s made desire was to stop fan made art, stories, videos, songs, and parodies. SOPA gave the US Department of Justice the right to control US Internet providers, and force sites like Youtube to delete all material that contained copy right in fragments. This would basically wipe out the entire Internet, because copy righted material would be completely unavailable unless purchased....   [tags: freedom of speech, thirst for knowledge]
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To Speak or Not to Speak - ... In a university which ignores the freedom of speech, very few students would speak out to one another for fear of repercussion. Professors would teach as though they were only instructing one student. Asking questions would be a rarity because of the fear of saying the wrong thing and being expelled. In other words, a lack of free speech would promote generalization, both in education and personality. Ambitious students filled to the brim with new ideas would be hushed; the shy may never find a reason to come out of their shell to show their passion....   [tags: university, freedom, communication, speech] 780 words
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Justice Trial of Students for Peace - Many of you are probably wondering, “will Students for Peace end up in jail or will they be freed from blame?” We heard arguments from both sides of this important case that show if they are found guilty or not. After much careful consideration, the side that was more persuasive in their arguments was New York City. New York City did a great job at presenting their different arguments that show that Students for Peace was disturbing peace. They declared that Student for Peace was using violent fighting words that disturbed the young kids around them....   [tags: constitution, freedom of speech, new york city] 791 words
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A Speech About South Africa´s Democracy and Freedom - ... It has been twenty years since South Africa rose to a democratic society. A society in which we were promised education, freedom and equality but have we truly been given these promises. In mid-year 2013 a survey was conducted by “Statistics South Africa” to determine our population. Our population stands at approximately 52.98 million people. Of that amount, 25.2% are unemployed which means that at the least, 25.2% of families are living beneath the poverty line. If that percentage of our people do not even have jobs and a consistent amount of money every month, then how many people have no shelter and no education....   [tags: equality, government] 633 words
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Analysis of The case of the Pledge of Allegiance - The primary goal of this essay is to examine whether the first amendment goes too far in protecting free speech, like the case of the Pledge of Allegiance. Therefore, to establish this argument, this essay will first consider the speech overview, as well as the limitations. Subsequently, the essay would also put into consideration the aspects of Freedom in the Classroom. Basing my work on the “first amendment does not go too far in protecting free speech in the case of the Pledge of Allegiance” as the claim; my essay would revolve around the components of both the Speech Overview, as well as the Freedom in the Classroom....   [tags: first amendment, free speech, freedom]
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Censorship and the Internet - With the bountiful amount of unrestricted information available on the internet many people believe that some of this information should be censored by the United States Government. Who's to say what should be accessible and what should not. Where does it start and stop. Does internet censorship make a nation a safer place to live. There are many countries that don’t allow the use of the internet at all and some countries only censor what they don’t want their citizens to know. Daniel Calingaert said “The internet has provided greater space for free expression in countries where traditional broadcast and print media are restricted” (64)....   [tags: free speech, freedom, United States]
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Do People Have the Freedom to Express their Ideas Openly? - Artist use their “pieces” to express their ideas and feelings. Although some may not agree with how artist choose to express themselves; their right should not be taken away. When people disagree their freedom of speech is not taken away, so why should an artist right be taken away. At times art pieces can evoke emotions better than speech can. If every artist listened to what critics said, there would never be any “great” art pieces. “Great” art pieces are the ones that make a person stop and think about what the artist is trying to portray....   [tags: speech freeodm, artist, rock and roll] 917 words
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