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  • Speech And Action
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    Free Speech and Free Action Freedom of speech differs from freedom of action. But speech and action are so closely interwoven in human behavior that it's not always immediately obvious which is which. Thus it's not surprising that we often criminalize speech as well as, or even instead of, the action that it accompanies. This is a mistake. Consider, for example, the apocryphal "snuff" movie. (I say apocryphal because, in my years of anti-censorship activism, I've encountered no credible evidence...
  • The's First Amendment Rights
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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 ( ). The ACLU defends our First Amendment right to free speech, as well as our other rights. The ACLU goes ...
  • Hate Speech And The People
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    Hate Speech and the People who use it Hate speech; is this the type of speech that the First Amendment protects Should this type of speech be defended If this type of speech is censored on college campuses, have the students lost their right to the First Amendment What kind of damage does hate speech cause physical and emotional Who does hate speech affect Is hate speech protected by the first amendment According to Charles R. Lawrence, it is not. "When racist speech takes the form of face-to-fa...
  • Freedom Of Speech On The 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 o...
  • Liberal The Idea Of Freedom
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    I want to talk with you about freedom. Freedom! That seems simple enough, but it is a word with profoundly different meanings for different people. Some of the people whom I most despise and whom I consider the greatest threat to freedom have, in fact, represented themselves as champions of freedom. I'm talking about liberals. The name "liberal" comes from the Roman word meaning "free". How ironic! - although I am sure that most liberals don't see the irony. Their concept of freedom is radically...
  • One Person Freedom Of Speech
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    Does the government have the right to restrict public speech and expression This seems to be a controversial question, when it actually shouldn t be. The government wasn t formed to parent the youth of America by setting the guidelines of what is appropriate for them to hear, but to guarantee the rights provided by the Constitution of the United States. Americans don t pay taxes to keep people from hearing others opinions. Society is built by a collaboration of the people's morals, ideas, and op...
  • World His Four Freedoms Speech
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    1 Four freedoms - January 6, 1941 freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear of armed aggression. 1. The first is freedom of speech and expression -- everywhere in the world. 2. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way -- everywhere in the world. 3. The third is freedom from want -- which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants -- eve...
  • Zundel's Rights Of Freedom Of Speech
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    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is being cited more frequently as a basis for Canadian lawsuits. One such case that has received much attention in the Canadian, as well as International spotlight is that of Ernst Zundel. Mr. Zundel contends that Government parties denied him his freedom of speech as protected under the Charter. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Mr. Zundel's claim by exploring the contrasting principles that apply to his case. Furthermore, this paper will evalu...
  • Freedom Of Speech
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    The Constitution of the United States states in its First Amendment 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" (Funk & Wagnalls 162). This Amendment guarantees each person of free speech. Does this mean that a person can stand in the middle of the street and yell ...
  • Their Constitutional Rights To Freedom Of Speech
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    Personal Freedom In the United States of AmericaNo 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 violati...
  • Limitations On A Persons Freedom Of Speech
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    Freedom Freedom is the right that was granted to me on May 2nd, 1983. The constitution of the United States of America gives me the right to freedom because I am a United States citizen. Freedom to me is 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 also is the definition for freedom. Freedom has different meaning to each individual thus making it hard to find a clear con...
  • Freedom Of Speech And Freedom Of Religion
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    When I think of my county, the United States of America, many different things come to mind. The most important over all thought is that of freedom. There are many different freedoms in the United States. These include the right to bear arms; the right to a quick and speedy trial: due process rights and others as written into our body of laws. These freedoms can spur other rights and abilities to make free choices. This can include the freedom to have as many children as you want to have. The tw...
  • Favor Of Responsible Freedom Of Speech
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    In the First Amendment to the Constitution, amongst other things it guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of association (assembly). However, everywhere you turn today there is some group trying to take some god given right away from us. Freedom of speech is a right that we, as Americans, fought long and hard for two hundred years ago. It was the idea of our founding fathers that it is every man or womans right to say what he or she wishes without being persecuted for i...
  • Racist Speech Causes
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    Charles Lawrence says that there are strong reasons why some racist speech should be protected. Among these reasons is that tolerance of racist speech should be taught as a value, leaving government regulation out of the picture, and forcing society to deal with the problems by itself. But when free speech conflicts with the elimination of racism, according to Lawrence there is a problem. He highlights the conflicts of legislation by describing current results, i. e., making minorities second-cl...
  • English And U.S. Bill Of Rights
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    Governments are created to protect the rights of its people, which are bound by law. The law that binds the rights of the people in this country is known as the Bill of Rights. In England, William and Mary signed a law to limit a rulers power which is known as the English Bill of Rights. In the U.S. the Bill of Rights was established for the same reason, to restrict the government and its power. Three similarities between the English Bill of Rights and U.S. Bill of Rights are the freedom of spee...
  • Freedom Of Speech
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    Being citizens of the United States of America, we are given certain rights and privileges. One of these important privileges is provided to us by the first amendment of our constitution, the freedom of speech. Every person in our world is born with a distinct voice of his or her own. The fundamental question is whether or not a person is actually granted freedom to use his voice in all of its entirety, and whether or not such a thing actually exists. French law student Voltaire (Francois-Marie ...
  • Lincoln's Speech
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    Our nation has been shaped and reshaped by several major speeches. These speeches are given from the heart with inspiration, admiration and motivation. Famous speechwriters include Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Abraham Lincoln was the 13th President most noted for his Battle of Gettysburg Address in which he gave on the battlefield. The Battle of Gettysburg considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil war. The B...
  • First Amendment And Freedom Of Speech
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    Freedom of speech is perhaps the most important right that we have in the United States. Since the constitution passed the First Amendment, freedom of speech gives everyone in the country the right to express their opinions as they see fit. However, according to New 2002! State of the First Amendment! survey suggests many Americans see freedoms as obstacles in war on terror, ! +/-for the fist time in the annual State of the First Amendment survey, almost half (49%) of those surveyed said the Fir...
  • Freedom of Speech Argumentative
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    Offensive Speech: What limitations, if any, should be placed on it? "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" (The Constitution). The first amendment of the Constitution states that people have the freedom of speech. Plain and simple this means that people have the rig...
  • Boundaries Of Freedom Of Speech
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    "Are you ready brothers and sisters? Are you really ready? To do this for Jez -u ? Then fulfill your promise to the master. Help rub the devil out. For we can no longer tolerate these dirty adulterous books. Meet me at the Jordan river, and let the fires of hell burn these sinners and their evil books' (Tubman). Jimmy Lee Tubman said these words at a revival back in 1978. While many will argue that Tubman had the right to criticize book publishers and writers, few could have anticipated that thi...

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