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  • The's First Amendment Rights
    774 words
    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 ( ). The ACLU defends our First Amendment right to free speech, as well as our other rights. The ACLU goes ...
  • Common Law On Speech And Press
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    FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION -- SPEECH AND PRESS Adoption and the Common Law Background Madison's version of the speech and press clauses, introduced in the House of Representatives on June 8, 1789, provided: 'The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable. ' '1 The special committee rewrote the language to some extent, adding other provisions from ...
  • First Amendment Issue
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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...
  • Their First Amendment Right
    863 words
    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...
  • Tradition Of Our First Amendment
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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...
  • First Amendment Rights
    970 words
    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 legal right to express opposition to the British government that ruled them. Nonethe...
  • Second Amendment Of The Bill Of Rights
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    Both France and the United States have a Bill of Rights. Both documents list rights of the individual. The United States Constitution Bill of Rights, the French Rights of Man, and the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights all share one set purpose. They all were created in the best interest of the citizens to ensure freedom and equality throughout a nation. In this essay, I will compare the similarities between three important U.S. Bill of Rights Amendments with others written in the French...
  • Effect Of The Committee
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    After a dead serious consideration of the effects of this committee's work and of my relation to it, I find that for the following reasons I must refuse to cooperate with this body. In the first place, as a teacher, my first responsibility is to my students. To cooperate with this committee would be to set for them an example of accommodation to forces which can only have, as their end effect, the destruction of education itself. Such accommodation on my part would ruin my value as a teacher, an...
  • Their First Amendment Right
    697 words
    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 ...
  • First Amendment's Forbidding Government
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    HE FIRST AMENDMENT "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances". What exactly are the limits to free speech, anyway This amendment forbids the government from making any law that prohibits it. The debate against this will rage on forever, even judges can't agree. One of the big things that cause argument is people suing pu...
  • Only First Amendment Rights
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    On June 21, 1788 Congress ratified the US constitution. This historic document contained the powers that congress would have under this democratic government. The first amendment specifically details several powers that would be excluded from this list. 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 t...
  • Twenty Third Amendment
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    In preparation for changing times, amendments were introduced as a way to create changes or addition the constitution. Framers of the constitution provided two methods in which amendments could be proposed. The first way an amendment could be proposed is by a two-thirds vote from both houses of Congress. The second way to propose an amendment is to have a national convention called by Congress. The request for a national convention must come from the legislators from two-thirds of the states. Th...
  • Hollywood Blacklist
    1,255 words
    In the United States Constitution 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". In America all people are supposed to be guaranteed these rights, but in the late 1940's and early 1950's their was an immense amount of controversy in Hollywood a...

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