• Should Racist Speech Enjoy Protection Under The First Amendment
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    Persuasive Speech - Should Racist Speech Enjoy Protection under the First Amendment? Prejudice and racial stereotyping are two of this country's greatest problems today. Many people in our society have tried to find ways to eliminate or at least limit these types of behavior, but have met with very limited, if any, success. Because of the complex nature of racism and racist acts, coupled with the fact the first amendment prohibits the government from limiting the publics' right to free expressio...
  • First Amendment Aclu Kkk Speech
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    Living in a free society is a benefit as well detraction. In our country the First Amendment of the constitution gives us freedom of speech. However this right to free speech comes with the sacrifice of having to hear opinions that are repugnant to the majority. So we have the incongruous situation, like oil and water, of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defending the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). The ACLU defends our First Amendment right to free speech, as well as our other rights. The ACLU go...
  • Freedom Of Speech And Internet
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    The United States of America was founded over two hundred years ago on the basis of freedom. Freedoms, which were wrote into, and are yet a part of the Constitution of the United States. Under the First Amendment of the Constitution, many freedoms are granted to the citizens of this great nation. Such freedoms as those of speech, religion, press, petition, and assembly are granted to all free citizens. But, where do our freedoms begin and end when it comes to the Internet How can a small group ...
  • First Amendment One Advertising Product
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    The largest money-making industry in the United States today is advertising. During events such as the Super Bowl, companies pay large sums of money in return for thirty seconds of air time. Advertising is the act of promoting a product by informing the public of the products worth. Whether it be television, radio, or newspapers, companies must find a distinct name and phrase that one can associate with their product; nonetheless, people often take offense to these names and phrases. People clai...
  • Texas Vs Johnson First Amendment
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    Texas vs. Johnson very controversial court case in American history was Texas vs. Johnson (1984). In 1984, a man named Gregory Lee Johnson followed a group of anti - Reagan protesters to oppose the American exploitation of third world countries. This act of rebellion resulted in the burning of the American flag. Out of a total of approximately one hundred demonstrators who were involved in this ordeal, Johnson was solely charged with a crime. Johnson was arrested under Texas law, which made the...
  • Supreme Court Case Miller V California
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    Introduction There have been many Supreme Court cases that deal ed with many concepts of the law, like obscenity for example. As a matter of fact, obscenity is a concept that Miller v. California deals with. To be more specific, this case deals with what is considered obscene, and if the specific obscenity mentioned in this case is protected by the first amendment, the freedom of speech. I will now explain this case in more depth. What brought this case about? In 1973, Marvin Miller, operator of...
  • The First Amendment Personal Life
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    THE FIRST AMENDMENT The Bill of Rights is one the greatest documents ever created. It was purpose was intended to help promote the freedom to think and hold an opinion. As the centuries passed the interpretation of the Bill of Rights, especially the First Amendment, have become blown out of proportion. The freedom of speech or the First Amendment empowers the people to say whatever they wish, with the exception of a few rules. Such rules include, you can not panic a crowd, a person can not tell ...
  • A First Amendment Junkie
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    Susan Jacobys, A First Amendment Junkie, is an extremely well written and sound argument in which readers can clearly understand the purpose. From the title, A First Amendment Junkie, she gets the readers attention and even forces them to ask the question: What is a A First Amendment junkie It is clear as early as the end of the first paragraph Jacobys thesis or major claim- that censorship of any form is wrong. At the beginning of the second paragraph she states her belief, ... in an absolute i...
  • Our Living Shield The First Amendment
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    Our Living Shield: The First Amendment The authors of the Constitution of the United States created a magnificent list of liberties which were, at the time ascribed, to most people belonging to the United States. The main author, James Madison, transported the previous ideas off liberties from the great libertarians around the world, such as John Lilburn e, John Locke, William W alwyn and John Milton. Madison and other previous libertarians of his time were transposed into seventeen different ri...
  • Schenck Vs United States 1919
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    SCHENCK VS. UNITED STATES (1919) The Schenck court case of 1919 developed out of opposition to U. S. involvement in World War I (1914-1918). Antiwar sentiment in the United States was particularly strong among socialists, German Americans, and religious groups that traditionally supported anti violence. In response to this outlook, Congress passed the Espionage Act of 1917. This law provided heavy fines and jail terms for interfering with U. S. military operations or for causing or attempting t...
  • The Freedom Of Speech
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    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 wel...
  • Dancing 1st Amendment Rights
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    Should government keep new dance clubs from opening because they are a place where drug abuse and fights happen No. Government should not have any authority to close the place unless there are violations going on with the business of the club, not with the customers. This is a violation of the first amendment rights, the freedom of speech, the freedom of nonverbal speech, the freedom to dance. Orange County Florida has recently voted to temporarily keep new late-night clubs from opening in the O...
  • The Constitution First Amendment
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    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of Religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, this Amendment is the most important part of the constitution. Without free speech, we the people of the United States would not be able to speak openly and freely about issues that affect our everyday life. Had it not been for Katie Stanton and Susan B. Anthony exercising their first amendment right to free speech and peaceful assembly, and the press ...
  • Freedom Of Religion Children Pledge Flag
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    Freedom of Religion gives one the right to practice their religion without it being sanctioned by the state. Children should not be forced to salute the flag. The First Amendment gives everyone the right of freedom of religion. This right should be protected at all times. The pledge of allegiance is also not the best or only way of showing faith in ones country. The pledge should not be a requirement because of the fact that it does not necessarily prove or disprove submission to the laws of th...
  • First Amendment Rights School Students Officials
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    When you get very angry at someone do you ever say things that you truly don't mean For example, say your best friend stole your boyfriend from you. A couple days later you wrote a note to one of your other friends and said, "I hate Christi so much I just want to kill her." and a teacher intercepted it and read it. She then sent you to the office and you got in tons of trouble. How would you react to this situation Would you get angry that you got in trouble for something you didn't really mean ...
  • Freedom Of Speech Telemarketers List Amendment
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    Telemarketers have made another legal attempt to postpone the government's do-not-call list, saying the national registry goes against freedom of speech and will cause millions of layoffs. Freedom of speech is not simply the personal right of individuals to have their say it is also the right of the rest of us to hear them. This regulation, which allows consumers to sign up for a ''do-not-call'' list that places them off-limits to telemarketing calls, takes that right away from both the caller a...
  • First Amendment One Advertising Agencies
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    Advertising – Right Or Wrong Essay, Research Advertising – Right Or Wrong The largest money-making industry in the United States today is advertising. During events such as the Super Bowl, companies pay large sums of money in return for thirty seconds of air time. Advertising is the act of promoting a product by informing the public of the products worth. Whether it be television, radio, or newspapers, companies must find a distinct name and phrase that one can associate with their p...
  • Shouting Fire Theater Crowded Pamphlets
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    Ambiguity And Confusion From The First Amendment Ambiguity And Confusion From The First Amendment Ambiguity and Confusion from the First Amendment In the First Amendment, it is stated 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 to peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. These aforementioned statements ra...
  • First Amendment Government Speech Expression
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    The Evolution Of The First Amendment Essay, The Evolution Of The First Amendment The Evolution of the First Amendment The first amendment 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. (encyclopedia) The inhabitants of the North American colonies did not have a leg...
  • Flag Burning The First
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    The first amendment says it's all right to express one's opinions as long as that opinion doesn't do any harm to others. Flag Burning, as the Supreme Court declared it, is protected underneath the first amendment whether you or I like it or not. That is a fact. If the majority believes it's unjust to this country then I suppose that they come up with a new amendment to declare flag burning unconstitutional. Until they do that, then flag burning will remain legal. I am not saying that burning ou...