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Graduation Speech - Ladies, gentlemen, parents, friends, family, staff, fellow students: Instead of taking up more time and reading my speech, it is available to you at http://www.olen’s_speech.com. Thank you. No, just kidding. But seriously folks... Today we are gathered here to celebrate our graduation from 12 long years of schooling. The education granted to us has been a privilege. One so graciously given to us by the citizens of our state, by our community, and by our parents. Today would not be possible without them....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 1011 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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Persuasive Speech: Everyone Should Enroll in a Certification Program - Topic: Certification Programs General Purpose: To persuade individuals to enroll in a certification program of their choice. Thesis: This speech will cover the many educational alternatives of certification programs in higher education, as well as their advantages. This will include a detailed description of certification courses in Computer, Nursing, and Trucking. Introduction Are you one of millions of people who would like to earn great money in a respectable field of profession, but refuse to sit through 4 full years of a Bachelor’s program....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech] 854 words
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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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The Freedom of Information - The Freedom of Information There are different kinds of freedoms: freedom of expression, of opinion, of speech, of information, to copy, to own and to read, and freedom from interference and observation. This research is an ethical analysis of the freedom of information in the new Internet era and how the new technology should be implemented globally as a universal human right. Not so many years ago, I still remember in High School my research with books, magazines, and newspapers as the only resources to get information....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]
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Ensuring Freedom - Throughout the course of history, the aspect of freedom in the eyes of American citizens has been surprisingly ambivalent. With the creation of the Declaration and the Constitution early in our country’s lifetime, the element of freedom was undeniably sought. However, looking back at the loosely written intentions of this document, freedom can be assumed unfit for all. The Declaration, promising “that all men are created equal” (U.S. Declaration Ind.), began as a document causing nothing but civil strife from the voices of ill represented minorities....   [tags: American History]
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Religious Freedom - The United States of America was founded with a credo of religious freedom. They hoped to change the vicious cycle of religious persecution and intolerance that had been swirling through Europe for centuries. Over the last two hundred years this legacy has been shredded and stained. Our religious freedoms have been taken away by people who have twisted what our country was founded to protect. The North American continent was settled by thousands of refugees from different religious persecutions from all around the globe....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Cry Freedom - This essay examines the film “Cry Freedom”, set in the late 1970s, which was directed by Sir Richard Attenborough in 1987. The film was based on the true story written by Donald Wood, also one of the main characters in the film. The analysis will focus on the way the movie critically evaluates the political ideology that dominates the apartheid in South Africa. The essay will discuss the character’s and film's attitude towards the white people and black people and how certain characters respond to, and are shaped by, the historic and economic events of that time....   [tags: Film Review ] 1455 words
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Speech: Susan B. Anthony - In the year 1873, a speech was given which would change America and women’s rights forever. For one of the first times in history, a woman is the one standing up for political and social issues during the mid-1800’s. Susan B. Anthony was 52 years old when she was fined $100 for casting an illegal ballot during an 1872 presidential election which in turn Anthony refused to pay the fine and fought for the rights of women. Her persistence and eagerness could be heard and felt in the speeches she gave across the country....   [tags: Women Rights, American History]
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Free Speech in Universities - British historian Timothy Garton Ash once said, “That said, the question remains: how to strike a balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication. We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats.” Our basic rights, guaranteed under the constitution, are increasingly under threat not only in our government, but particularly in the education system. Once a bastion of free thought and speech, universities are becoming progressively intolerant of anything that might violate perceived notions held by their leadership and sponsors....   [tags: the supreme court, the constitution, change]
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Freedom of Expression Is Vital to a Free Society - The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “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.” Does this mean that freedom of speech cannot be prohibited in any way. Are there any reasonable arguments for limiting speech. In this paper, these questions will be examined along with a discussion of where the basic right of free speech originated....   [tags: argumentative]
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Rights and Freedom Safeguarded in the American Constitution - The Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution to help safeguard the rights of the American people. But when it was time for ratification, many Americans leaders did not agree with certain parts of the Constitution. They felt that it did not give the people many rights. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments, was added to the Constitution four years after the American government was organized (Mount, 2001). This essay will reflect on the rights guaranteed to American citizens, and the guaranteed freedom that is most relevant to me personally....   [tags: american history] 935 words
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Freedom of Choice: The Very Best Policy - The author does not make a very convincing case that school uniforms and dress codes violate students’ freedom of speech and undermine important values. She argues that students are the only ones with a dress code. She states that students should be able to express themselves using their own judgement. She believes that uniforms do not help maintain a respectable appearance for the school community. School uniforms are essential to students in order for them to learn discipline and respect. The author's opinion says "I believe they should apply to everyone....   [tags: school uniforms, learning discipline & respect] 572 words
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Freedom - Freedom remains the sole basis for American society as we know it. Without freedom the great nation of America would have never been founded. To understand the true principles of freedom, one must understand the scope of the word. Philosophical freedom encompasses the ability to make choices without restraints, while political freedom is the state of being free rather than in physical confinement. Despite the importance of these ideas to our founding fathers, freedom has lost much of its importance in modern American society....   [tags: Society Politics Freedom Liberty, reform] 1307 words
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Limits of Freedom of Expression in English Law - What are the limits of freedom of expression in English law. Are they satisfactory. Article 10 of the European convention of human rights holds “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises” This is enshrined in UK law through the Human rights act 1998....   [tags: article 10 of European convention of human rights] 969 words
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Between Our Freedom is a Bloody Nose - ... Even with his hardship, Nat was able to find tranquility in religion. Religion is what occupied Nat the most and nourished his self-esteem. He created his image of a prophet even with the fact that he was still a hopeless slave. After the severe depression of 1819, Nat escaped but later return back to his master since he thought it was God’s plan for him to serve his master. On Sundays, Nat would travel to preach to people and assure them the presence of God in their lives. He’s become a man of God....   [tags: Southhampton County, Va. Nat Turner] 2202 words
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The Meaning of Freedom during the Civil War - Liberty can have multiple meanings it depends on who you ask. It is the freedom to and freedom from. Freedom to it is your right to have a personal freedom, to do as you wish. Freedom from is your right to write speak and act freely without fear of threat. Before and During the Civil War the overwhelming definition of the word liberty was one of an economic nature. After the Civil War this shifted to more social/personal definition. Economic liberty has to do with the distribution and exchange of resources....   [tags: historical and sociological analysis] 604 words
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Our Freedom to Choose Military Participation - ... The government shouldn't enforce the law that should apply to every young adults or teenager. We have the right to enjoy many other freedoms. You can work at any job you qualify to. You have the freedom to join a political party, a union, and any other legal groups. Though some people might say this have nothing to do whether we want to do it or not. In my beliefs it is not to impose this on someone who's not even old enough to confirm what they're going to do in the future. This will not only affect our rights but it will affect our time we have spent....   [tags: rights, volunteer, commitment] 629 words
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Ethnocentrism, The South and the Movie: Freedom Riders - During the civil movement many African-Americans were fighting hard for their human rights, but peacefully. A very crucial element that was the freedom rides. Activists who would go on the bus were both black and white and at every bus stop there was such harsh violence some of the freedom riders would die. At the time, the South’s ideal culture was that African-Americans should not move forward. This is class conflict; in this case the ruling classes were discriminating against blacks and that were not allowed to ride the same bus as white people, and decided to rebel peacefully....   [tags: Discrimination, Civil Rights, African Americans]
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Freedom and Manipulation in Utopia by Thomas Moore - FREEDOM AND MANIPULATION Looking the word “freedom” up in the dictionary, I encounter with the following definition: the condition or right of being able or allowed to do, say, think, etc. whatever you want to, without being controlled or limited.¹³ Then, we can assume when you are unable to say things you would like to say, or to think in a different way than the one that has been imposed to you, you are not wholly free. That assumption leads me to have a deeper look at the Utopian Republic, citizens of which are supposedly free beings....   [tags: religion, language, authority]
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Celebrities' Privacy vs. Freedom of Expression - Introduction Celebrities as public figures publish more information than ordinary people, and at the same time, the public is eager to pry into their private life through the media, but it is easy to clash with each other. Therefore, it is worth discussing whether the law should take celebrities’ privacy as priority or the right to freedom of expression when conflicts happen. This essay illustrates the development and current status of privacy laws in US, UK and China as well as analyses the application in social media....   [tags: self-determination, privacy]
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Free Speech - When you think about America, the first thing that comes to mind is liberty. Liberty of the government and its citizens is one thing that colonists exceedingly desired during the British oppressive regime. When United States gained independence, the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution of the Unites States, a document that has been governing our country for more than 200 years. The constitution was drafted accordingly to ensure that people’s opinions were heard. What our Founding Fathers could not foresee is that in our 21st century, The Freedom of Speech not only gives a person such a massive power, but also an opinion even if it is immoral and goes against citizens’ values....   [tags: The First Amendment]
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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 Expression -     One of the most controversial parts of the First Amendment of the US Constitution concerns freedom of expression. Some Americans, such as the Libertarians, feel there should be no censorship. On the other end of the spectrum are more conservative people, many religious, who believe there should be strict limits on what can be published. Most people would agree it is a bad idea to publish or put on the Internet the plans for homemade bombs, biological weapons, or other devices which may be used to kill or maim someone....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park - For my Intro to American Civilization Mid-Term assignment I decided to visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Museum located in New York City. The Four Freedoms Park was built in honor of President Roosevelt and his famous “Four Freedoms” speech that he addressed. The park has so much to offer on President Roosevelt and the freedoms that he has believed in since the very beginning. I felt that the Four Freedoms Park has a lot to do with the First Amendment being that President Roosevelt believed in the freedom of so many different things....   [tags: speech, worship, fear, want] 864 words
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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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The Vitality of a Speech Code at Berry College - Berry College should have a speech code that addresses morally devaluing speech addressed toward a specific group of people in order to establish a safe learning environment for all students while preserving healthy public debate. Establishing such a speech code would positively impact both students and faculty at Berry College by increasing both the opportunity and motivation to challenge and debate potentially offensive topics. A clear line on what is acceptable and what is not would eliminate the blurry line between beneficial and hurtful dialogue and would thereby create a more academically stimulating community....   [tags: Higher Education, communication ]
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Interaction of Free Speech and Right to Privacy - ... A disreputable scandal about an affair between a reality TV star and a British soccer player quickly rose as another test on how privacy rights and free speech interact with each other. The soccer player has been granted a strict British legal order that prevents the mass media to identify him. Despite that, thousands of people on the Internet have disregarded it by revealing his name on social media sites. Twitter’s General Counsel, Alex Macgillivray, wrote on a blog post that because Twitter is based in the United States, they could argue that the post about the British soccer player is considered legal because the users are to abide the law and that if needed3, they would have to tr...   [tags: constitution, ethical, government] 1755 words
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The Banning of Free Speech in College Campuses - Universities and colleges are considered to be communities. In recent years, many campuses have sought to become more diverse by attracting students and faculty from groups that were historically underrepresented. The campus atmosphere brought by new and ethnically or religiously different peers can overpoweringly affect an institution's prolonged diversity. Intolerance to those who differ from the majority may chip away at the confidence of those previously unwanted or unrecognized. In response to verbal assaults and use of hateful language many college boards have decided it necessary to forbid the expression of “abusive, profane or sexually offensive (messages) to the average person” (Kea...   [tags: verbal assaults and use of hurtful language] 586 words
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Speak Freely: Limits of Free Speech - Imagine yourself in a world where you could not say what you wanted, or express how you feel. Everyday thoughts that are said out loud like, “Man, this lesson is dumb” were no longer permitted to be anything other than thoughts. Many people in other countries have rules and regulations on what they can and cannot say. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives Americans the right to free speech (Lakoff 260). Learning to speak is something our parents praise us for when we are little....   [tags: Law, constitution, first ammendment]
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Frederick Douglass’ Fourth of July Speech - On July 5th of 1852, the Ladies Antislavery Society of Rochester requested that emancipated slave, Fredrick Douglass, speak for their celebration of the United States’ national independence. Douglass accepted this request and presented a powerful speech that explained and argued his true beliefs and feelings concerning this event. He considered their decision to request him as a speaker on that day to be a mockery of his past and of the ongoing status of blacks as slaves in America at the time. Nevertheless, Douglass skillfully constructed his speech utilizing various methods that forced his audience to take him seriously and think twice about the issue of slavery in America....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Douglas] 1397 words
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Mr. Max's Speech - In the novel Native Son by Richard Wright, the final plea of Mr. Max regarding the trial of Bigger Thomas is very important as it encompasses the main theme of oppression and its importance to the United States on a monumental scale. Mr. Max analyzes the life of Bigger Thomas in the way the author intends it to be seen, as a symbol of the lives of the 12 million African Americans living in the United States at that time. The passionate speech by Mr. Max covers the theme of blindness, and how the white populace uses it to shield themselves from guilt....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1130 words
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Informative Speech: The Problem of Overpopulation -      We as individuals do NOT understand the problems with overpopulation. We do not take the time or the effort to be educated enough; therefore we do not help in the prevention of future problems to keep our society as it is now.      We may not do this, but I researched of three sociologists that do; Lester R Brown, Gary Gardner, and Brian Halweil.      These 3 men decided to put together their intelligence to try and educate America the problems that come with overpopulation.      These 3 men proved their self-lessness, sincerity, and their caring TOWARDS the people of America....   [tags: Informative Speech] 604 words
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A Dream of Freedom - On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the “March on Washington” (King). Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a credible speaker. He was a Baptist minister and the leader of the Civil Rights Movement as well as the leader of Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. King was also a Nobel Prize winner and a believer of nonviolence (“Martin Luther King Jr.”). For example, Dr. King addresses in his speech that “we must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence” (King)....   [tags: Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a Dream]
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The History of Freedom - Throughout history freedom has had many different meanings and definitions; based on race, gender, and ethnicity. According to the dictionary freedom means the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint (“freedom” def. 1). Freedom may seem like something given to everyone however it was something workers had to fight for. Not everyone believed that workers’ rights needed to be changed, which led to a long battle between workers, employers and the government....   [tags: History ]
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The Importance of Freedom of Expression in America - The Importance of Freedom of Expression in America Would life be the same without freedom of expression?  Expressions of hate, sometimes called hate speech, are highly prevalent in today's society; one group using them is the KKK, in particular Charles Brandenburg. Government leaders may also want to repress free speech for the motive of keeping the citizenry in the dark so they don't learn about corruption in the hierarchy of our country. The aforementioned corruption is what freedom of expression was created for; to give the populace some control over the government's actions....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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John Stuart Mill on Liberty and Freedom of Expression - ... Human happiness should reflect our character and what is valuable to our human nature; for this reason, liberties are designed to protect our deliberative abilities, as these are important to happiness. Censorship is illegitimate in most cases, unless the opinion being censored is intended to invoke harm, or incite violence against a target. According to the harm principle, an action must "actually violate or threaten imminent violation of those important interests of others in which they have a right" (Brink, 121)....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 1394 words
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American Freedom - No Greater Gift - American Freedom - No Greater Gift Silently they stand, tall, strong pillars of memory in a seemingly long since forgotten world. Rows upon rows of white marble glisten in the first rays of the rising sun. The shimmer of morning frost still graces their elegant arches as the brisk air begins to take on a slightly warmer tone. In this quiet hour, not quite night, yet still not day, one lone man stands respectfully next to a small, almost insignificant grave stone. His head hangs slightly bowed, and except for the small hunch in his back, he stands at perfect attention....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1426 words
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Should Freedom of the Press be Limited to Protect National Security? - Should Freedom of the Press be Limited to Protect National Security. Every single American Citizen has their own rights and privileges, dating back to 1787 when the U.S. constitution was born. This was the first legal document stating citizen rights. Four years later, in 1791, the First Amendment was passed, stating several American citizen rights including Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Expression, the right to petition, and the right to assemble. Over the years to present day, these rights have been shifted to meet current standards....   [tags: first amendment, rights, privileges]
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Freedom of Expression in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - Censorship should not be allowed because in the Constitution, rights are guaranteed to the American people, such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to petition. Also, these rights demonstrate that the American people live in country which has long been established for its people. Therefore, censorship should not be allowed to occur because the rights of Americans are assured in the Constitution. In addition, past presidents such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson instituted the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to petition so that the people would realize that they do indeed matter and that they are the core of America....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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Freedom in the United States - Freedom in the United States Essay submitted by Unknown No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bounds of the First Amendment by publicly offending others through obscenity or racism....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Many Faces of Freedom? - The Many Face of Freedom. Freedom is a concept that people are often willing to die for and it is the cause of much fighting. However, few people ever claim to dislike freedom. This raises an interesting question: how can people fight over what is generally considered to be a positive idea. Does this mean that someone must be against freedom. The answer is that people cannot agree on what freedom is, thus numerous groups can claim to be "for freedom" while strongly disagreeing on the means by which to achieve it....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]
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Realism and Freedom in Literature of Dwight D. Eisenhower - Realism and Freedom Dwight D. Eisenhower once stated, "Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed-else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die" (Rather 1). The meaning of the term freedom is often open to interpretation, and can represent different meanings to different groups of people. Up until the Realistic time period, many Americans viewed freedom as being able to enjoy the rights given to them under the U.S....   [tags: american dream, romantic period, ]
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The Right to Freedom of Expression: R. v. Keegstra - Introduction Entrenched within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms lies the fundamental rights that Canadian citizens share. The primary freedoms recognized within Section 2 of the Charter, such as the freedom of speech and expression, are necessary for a free and democratic society. Yet, a crucial conflict of rights exists within the system when the freedom of expression is used to perpetuate willful hatred against a certain individual or group. Controversy arises from this conflict first and foremost because the freedom of expression is meant to secure each person the right to express ideas and opinions without governmental interference, irrespective of what that opinion may be....   [tags: Canadian Case Law]
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What is Freedom To Me? - What Freedom Is To Me Since July 4th, 1776 the United States has a free country. Citizens of the United States have freedom of speech, religion, and many other things. Webster’s definition of freedom is, “the condition of being free of restraints.” To me freedom plays a large role in my life. Three things that would be freedom for me are going where ever I wish, actions without negative consequences, and morality to my standards. The first example of freedom for me would be being able to go where ever I want....   [tags: essays research papers] 407 words
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Intellectual Freedom - It Isn't Free - Intellectual Freedom - It Isn't Free We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown. T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Very few of us are unfamiliar with the Genesis account of creation, where it is written that "God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." [1] The obvious point is that God creates the world; but later writings have chosen to focus on the idea that the divine being both creates and destroys by the power of His word alone....   [tags: Politics Political] 4782 words
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A World of Freedom With Chains Attached - Everyone has heard of the Internet and how it is going to help set the world free. The Internet is the fastest growing form of communication and is becoming more and more commonplace in the average American home. Companies these days do big business over the Internet, and online shopping has grown tremendously in the last few years. For instance, the online auction site eBay sells millions of items every year online. Many companies are making even more plans to expand their business to the Internet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Modern Liberalism: Rousseau´s Theory of Freedom - ... Negative freedom can describe two diversities term (Barry, 2000). First of all, law has been the main restriction of human freedom. Undoubtedly, freedom advocates self-determinate as the absence of obstacles, barriers or constraints. However, law should not abolished since which is being a protection for one person's liberty from the restriction of encroachment to others (Parent, 1974, p. 151). Similarly, John Locke also suggested that law should limited from the state to the individuals which merely constrains to a ‘minimal’ role....   [tags: philosophy, human power] 900 words
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1984: Why Freedom is Important - The term `freedom' is often associated with the notion of living free of restraint and having an unfettered liberty to engage in rational actions with a sense that that our actions will not be controlled or interfered with. Given the above definition of freedom and the principles of positive and negative freedom, this essay shall seek to demonstrate that while they do not experience freedom fully, the proles are more free than Winston in Nineteen Eighty-Four. This essay shall also discuss the reasons why we consider freedom to be important with a particular focus on our assumptions of human nature and its components....   [tags: Politics] 821 words
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Freedom of Press and Its Importance in the American Way of Life - The Frist Amendment (1791) to the Constitution of the United States (“Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”) holds the importance of the freedom of speech and press as one of the most basic rights of US citizens and reporters in the process of upholding a democratic society. Freedom of expression; the ability of people to communicate their feelings and thoughts effectively, without fear of being silenced, is a titanic right the people of the United States possess and is not something that came to them so easily....   [tags: First Ammendment to the US Cosntitution] 2052 words
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Freedom - Freedom is defined as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. In An Indian’s View of Indian Affairs, Chief Joseph petitions for freedom. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is a call for freedom. The texts written by Chief Joseph and King share many similar philosophies because the situations faced by two cultures, which are embodied in the texts, are similar. Chief Joseph represents a group of Native Americans who are restricted to land that they do not covet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Freedom of Expression and Rap Music - Many issues have come up regarding what rights and actions are protected under the First Amendment. Rap music should not be restricted on the television despite much controversy over the idea. Bok says that some acts cause debates, although people may disagree with it doesn't mean it should be taken away. There should be no restrictions held against playing of rap music. Music that we listen to constructs the sound track of our lives. The number one killer in creative speech is censorship....   [tags: Music Censorship] 1126 words
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Terrorism: Public Safety More Important Than Freedom - For decades, the world’s many governments have regarded safety as a high-ranked priority for their countries and their citizens, especially the American government. Though some high officials place freedom above safety, they realize that safety must be achieved before the average citizen approaches the concept of acquiring freedom. H.L. Mencken states that the average citizen will choose safety over freedom. The average citizen can be defined as a person who would rather put his safety before others even for the sake of his freedom; however, an extraordinary citizen will put his life on the line for others’ safety and freedom....   [tags: Terrorism Essays] 1172 words
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Respect and Freedom: Imperative Civic Values of an American Citizen - Imperative Civic Values of an American Citizen This essay is asking a very tough question. It wants to know what I believe is the most essential civic value of being an American. There are many civic values that are essential to being an American such as: Respecting our government, the sense of pride about being an American, Courage, Justice, Integrity, and Freedom. There are several values that stand out, these civic values include: Courage, Justice, Integrity, Respect and the one civic value that stands out the most is freedom....   [tags: patriotism, patriotic, american values] 888 words
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The Last Bastion of Personal Freedom - The Last Bastion of Personal Freedom A person up to date in today's society must acknowledge the importance and the parcticality of the internet. Just as in other areas of society, personal freedoms are stretched to the very limit on this modern invention, raising isuues in regards to what type of information the internet should be allowed to broadcast. Since its inception, the internet has spawned overnight millionaires, served as the new information medium, and even played host to some heinous crimes....   [tags: Papers] 1102 words
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My Definition of Freedom -                                                The constitution of the United States of America gives me the right to freedom because I am a United States citizen. I consider "freedom" to be my right to express myself in any way I choose. Freedom is defined as "having liberty of action or thought, independent". "Self-governed or not controlled by an outside party" is another definition of freedom. Freedom has a different meaning to each individual thus making it hard to find a clear concise definition....   [tags: Definition Essays] 666 words
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Give me Freedom or Give Death by Patric Henry - Throughout his speech, Henry referenced a variety of Biblical themes. What are some of the most striking references Henry used. Why would these themes have resonated with his audience. This speech is timeless and would stir the patriotic spirit in many people. The message it contains can work for us today as well as it did for the colonists it was originally written for. Throughout time none of the power in this speech has diminished. It was a call for a young nation to say enough and stand up and fight for the liberty they so desired and deserved....   [tags: christianity, bible, god]
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Is Gender Inequality and More Pressing Issue Than Freedom - I Introduction – an unfair comparison. This paper responds to the question “do laws against sex discrimination inappropriately prioritise the goal of gender equality over the promotion of other human rights like freedom?” The scope of this paper examines gender equality vis-à-vis other human rights/fundamental freedoms in the Australian context and with reference to the international phenomena. In this paper, I: (II) explore any authoritative basis for preferential status amongst human rights; (III) analyse the purpose and merits of gender equality; (IV) assess the criticisms of imbalance from a social justice perspective; and (IV) given that the law is dynamic, conclude whether comparisons...   [tags: rights, precedence, protection] 1448 words
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Struggle of Freedom and Power - Struggle of Freedom and Power Throughout history, it has been widely acknowledged that there has been a struggle between freedom and power and undeniably, this debate continues well into the 21st century. John Stuart Mill's essay On Liberty raises the point of whether in fact laws help to enforce liberty or whether in fact they act contrary to that objective by destroying it. Mill emphasises that the only purpose for power being rightfully exercised over any member of society, against his or her will, is to prevent harm to others....   [tags: Papers] 1101 words
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Freedom of Expression: When Does It Cross the Line? - Current fashion often provides its audience with surprises, when it comes to attracting consumers and making news in the fashion world. However, most believe that fashion should never cross the line of good taste. We have watched singers like Madonna and Lady Gaga “re-invent’ themselves each year by creating new outfits with outrageous fashion in art and advertising to sell their music. Now there are cases when the expression of these creations in retail promotions step over the line and offend some viewers, or cause controversy among the American people....   [tags: Fashion]
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Censorship: Freedom Or Suppression ? - Censorship: Freedom or Suppression . Government censorship can be looked at as a blessing or an unneeded burden. I personally feel that all censorship is completely unnecessary and should be found unconstitutional. It is the countless moral views that bring no right answer for what should and should not be censored. I know that the governments version of censorship varies greatly from mine, just as mine does from a world wide view. The citizens of the United States are living in a pure democracy that has given us all first amendment rights....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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Racism and Freedom of Expression - Racism and Freedom of Expression Now more than ever we are able to witness racism at its most severe. With rising hostilities and racism between nations, inter – ethnic racism and institutional racism. Racism As the world becomes a smaller place and the with emergence of globalisation we may expect racism to be a thing of the past. However, this is not the case. For reasons I have trouble understanding, the world is coming to a point where racism is widespread and the situation is becoming increasingly becoming worse....   [tags: Papers] 632 words
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Loss Of Freedom Through Apathy - Loss of Freedom Through Apathy We do have freedom in this country but we simply choose to ignore it. We live in a democracy, the most just kind of government, where we the people hold supreme power. It is an institution that is a culmination of revolutions, wars, philosophies and heroes. It is the greatest and proudest government in the world. One reason for this is that Americans have a right citizens of Iraq and China and North Korea only dreamed they could have. It took one of the greatest military epics in history for our Founding Fathers to receive this right....   [tags: essays research papers] 966 words
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America: Freedom And Violence - America: Freedom and Violence Imagine the emotionless testimony of a violent youngster, who may not realize he is fingering an accomplice as he quickly excuses his violent act, ¡§Oh I don¡¦t know. I just saw it on TV.¡¨ Countless acts of senseless violence in the past few decades have led our society to believe that although freedom of speech is a trait that separates America from many other countries, it has also made us more brutal. Media outlets such as television, movies, and music have had a major impact on our nation....   [tags: essays research papers] 3207 words
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Against Limiting Individual Freedom - Against Limiting Individual Freedom Individual freedom is one of the primary reasons our country was founded. Fed up with legislation such as the Quartering Act and Townsend Duties, our Founding Fathers penned the Declaration of Independence in order to establish a nation where everybody has the right to pursue happiness. However, people now feel that there should be limits on individual freedoms....   [tags: Papers] 657 words
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Hate Speech - Legal, but Unnecessary - Hate Speech - Legal, but Unnecessary While a clear and concise definition remains forthcoming, it is easier to establish what hate speech is not. Hate speech is wrong but legal in the United States of America mostly because we have the freedom of speech. But the First Amendment exists precisely to protect the most offensive and controversial speech from government suppression. In this case, people are allowed to use hate speech and not get arrested or any legal actions against them. The best way to counter obnoxious speech such as this is with more speech....   [tags: essays research papers] 1365 words
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The Scope of Free Speech: Categoricalism versus The Balancing Approach - “Fag burns.” “DIE.” These slurs were scrawled outside the GLBT office at N.C. State last October. Should the instigator be indicted for hate speech in addition to vandalism. Was this expression an act of hate speech. Or was it free speech. Is the message he conveyed protected under the First Amendment. Two and a half centuries ago, the nation’s forefathers drafted the Constitution of the United States. The aim of the Constitution is to protect the values that this nation was built upon. This document, arguably one of the nation’s most important, encompasses values such as democracy, equality, religious tolerance, as well as the freedom of speech....   [tags: Constitutional Rights, Crime] 1014 words
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Graduation Speech: What is Next? - What is graduation. Some people would say that it's proof of the freedom we will soon experience. Some say that it's the end of the best years of our lives. Some would say that it's when we're forced to grow up and become adults. Some would say that it's just another day, no different than any other day, other than the scrolls, the funny outfits and the clapping. Some go into it silent, awaiting their chance to be recognized for their victory dance. Some use stupid comparisons to describe it by saying that it's like the opening of a new door or that it's like taking another step on the never-ending ladder of life....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 1065 words
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Graduation Speech: We Dit It! - After being at County High for four years I can honestly say I will never forget my time here. I've met tons of people and have had some great experiences. I'm really honored to be given the chance to speak at our graduation. I've spent time with my fellow graduates and have gotten a comment on each of our staff members: "Nancy has always been there for me through boys, family and whatever. I'm grateful for her friendship." "Lynn just can't get mad, which was always cool with me." "Without Vickie, County High wouldn't be County High....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 406 words
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Symbolic Speech Should Be Protected - Why Symbolic Speech Should Be Protected 1. The measure of a great society is the ability of its citizens to tolerate the viewpoints of those with whom they disagree. As Voltaire once said, “I may disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” (Columbia). This right to express one's opinion can be characterized as “freedom of speech.” The concept of “freedom of speech” is a Constitutional right in the United States, guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution: “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 th...   [tags: mh]
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What is Freedom? - Arendt connects politics and freedom, and views freedom in terms of participation and common action. The organization or form for freedom, for the action, which manifests or embodies freedom, is the polis or city or public realm: it is the world, in the sense of a worldly place. Freedom exists only when individuals engage in political activities; that is to say, whenever they decide to live together in a community. Moreover, political action looks to create, preserve, or reform a suitable world by the same means that brought them into being....   [tags: Philosophy] 542 words
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Blake's Voice of Freedom - Blake's Voice of Freedom Essay Question: “Blake’s voice is the voice of freedom.” Do you agree with this claim. Support your answer by reference to both Innocence and Experience. I strongly believe that ‘Blake’s voice is the voice of freedom’. As you read the poems in Songs of Innocence & Experience you get a strong sense of latitude. His poems really show the reader who William Blake was as a person. He expresses his dislike for authority, the monarchy and the church, but in a subtle way. He gives two versions of each poem, so that we can see it from a different point of view which, in my opinion, is a really clever thing to do....   [tags: The Songs of Innocence and Experience Essays] 2181 words
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Free Speech Should Not be Restricted - Free Speech Should Not be Restricted I have an idea!  How about we let everyone freely speak their minds about issues and ideas.  Some will be better than others will of course, but the outcome will be a compilation of everyone’s best thoughts.  Everyone that is, except you.  We, meaning the country, decided that whatever it is that you have to say isn’t all that important and it is recommended that you keep all your thoughts to yourself as it is hard not to be offensive to everyone at the same time.  By offensive I mean to displease someone.  In general, no one really likes what you have to say.  Therefore it has been decided that you and only you will be silenced....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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The Constitutionality of Hate Speech - In order to reduce the astonishing number of hate crimes in the United States, the Federal Government should restrict hate speech, and the expressions of hateful ideas, in all its forms, in all places, both public and private. However, it is imperative that hate speech be defined first. Contrary to some opinions, it is possible to accurately define hate speech, because hate speech does not actually have many elusive forms. Hate speech includes fighting words as defined in Chaplinsky vs. New Hampshire, and words that incite violence or aggression towards a specific group based on sex, sexual orientation, race, creed, or political orientation by the provision of information that is not valid a...   [tags: Papers] 3493 words
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Hate Speech on the Internet - Hate Speech on the Internet I. Hate Speech on the Internet Generally, hate speech receives constitutional protection and is not prosecuted that is why there are relatively few court cases addressing this issue on the Internet. For this reason, sites containing speech discriminating people because of their race or sexual inclinations are available on the Internet. These include the "Ku Klux Klan," "Nazis," "White Socialist Party," "Skinheads" or "Aryan Nation," for example, which speech is not directed to any person in particular, thus not punishable....   [tags: Papers] 2995 words
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Should Hate Groups Be Allowed Free Speech? - ... That is, prejudice can be discriminatory if it instigates violence. These words then encourage listeners to participate in activities that endanger others, such as physical assault or even murder. Only then should hate groups be criminalized. However, criminalization “is a means not of tackling bigotry but of rebranding certain…ideas or arguments as immoral” (Malik). In this way, hate groups may become criminals, but such a sentence will not change their hateful opinions. Instead, education can be given to spread awareness of tolerance....   [tags: society, criminalization, education, opinions]
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Social Media is Free Speech Gone Mad - Social media is “media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue.” The notion of freedom of speech is “the right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content and subject only to reasonable limitations.” Social media rapidly travels virally, thus magnifying issues so that they are more exaggerated than they would be through conventional media....   [tags: Facebook Twitter YouTube Essays]
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Analysis of Malcolm X´s Speech: The Ballots or the Bullets - Malcolm X once said, “It’ll be ballots, or it’ll be bullets. It’ll be liberty, or it will be death. The only difference about this kind of death—it’ll be reciprocal.” The Civil Rights Movement took place during the 1950’s-1960 and was a political movement for equality. Some of the leaders and followers were Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X. The purpose for this movement was equal rights for all races. One very influential speech during this time period was by Malcolm X called “The Ballot or the Bullet.” He gave his speech on April 3, 1964 at the Cory Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ohio....   [tags: Civil Rights, Segregation, Discimination]
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