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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...
  • Speech Act By Jaques
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    In William Shakespeare's As You Like It the speech act is introduced and helps to create a unique insight into the play and its events. Shakespeare integrates a speech act by Jaques to deliver a deeper meaning and lesson to the audience or reader of the work. Jaques in his speech act conveys a message with a much deeper meaning and teaching to society in general. The speech act rendered by Jaques addresses the themes of satire, philosophy, and the ages of man. Jaques starts his speech act by sta...
  • Words Mr Rahman
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    The appellant, Salim abdul Aziz Rahman, the founder of the group called the Global Islamic Jihad, was convicted under the USA Patriot Act of 2003 for "furthering the aims of known terrorism organizations by advocating the violence of the United States government that is called for by those organizations". He was tried and convicted by the Federal District Court, and has challenged the constitutionality of this Act on the grounds that it violates his First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech as ...
  • Lear's Speech In Act 1
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    In Act 3, scene 4, Shakespeare utilizes the ominous storm pounding down upon the suffering Lear in order to elucidate the storm which actually affects Lear the greatest-the internal storm caused by the ingratitude shown by his daughters Regan and Goneril. Prior to Lear's speech, Kent urges the King to enter a nearby hovel for the purpose of protecting himself from the seemingly unbearable storm. The tempest in Lear's mind, however, is revealed as a greater concern than the storm on the outside. ...
  • Johnson's Great Society
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    Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society. Johnson initiated numerous economic programs which would collectively be identified as the "Great Society". The nation was in an economic decline and the Vietnam War toiled on the minds of the citizens. Johnson's intent in creating the Great Society was to lessen poverty by creating new jobs and strengthening areas of the economy which were weak. His war on poverty would, for all appearances, be successful. It would be a short-lived success, however. The Great ...
  • Attempts To Repeal The Sedition Act
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    The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 sparked many bitter arguments between the Federalists and the Jeffersonians in the young republic of America. This heated debate occured because of conflict ideas regarding freedom of speech, immigration laws, and governmental theories on the leadership of the country. Freedom of speech was one of the biggest topics of the dea bte. When James Madison drafted the Bill of Rights in 1791, he, along with the rest of the founding fathers, promised to safeguard all ...
  • Fire In A Crowded Theater
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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...

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