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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] 1307 words
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Political Correctness or Freedom of Speech - ... They did not fail to realize Hasan’s irrational behavior. They simply chose to ignore his behavior for fear of being labeled as racist. Political correctness is dead serious in its aims, seeking to impose a uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans, therefore it is totalitarian in nature, and recognized as such. It has become a spontaneous declaration that particular ideas, expressions, and behavior, legal at one time, should have laws forbidding them, and people who transgress by using them be punished....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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Freedom of Speech: A Double-edged Sword - ... Unfortunately, the same liberty has been counterproductive for other people. There is a big difference between freedom of speech and violating the right of intimacy. Freedom of speech has proven to have such a tremendously powerful influence that it has changed the course of history in different occasions for the sake of the world. Since ancient times, humans have demonstrated the need to express what they think is right and what must be changed. As a result, the world has been transformed into a more tolerant society towards other cultures, religions and traditions....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 807 words
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What Values are Sacrificed for Freedom? - Many personal values are sacrificed in order to maintain freedom in the country. Freedom is kept by fighting against enemies in wars. Wars take a tremendous toll on the people in the country. Many of the things sacrificed for freedom are people’s lives, freedom, money, health, and emotions. Fighting for freedom turns out to be an ironic event. It is ironic because freedom is sacrificed to guard it. Many brave men and women give up their daily lives so they can be shipped off to a place where they must follow orders and engage in combat....   [tags: Values, Freedom, war,] 419 words
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Choosing Freedom over Equality - This is not an easy motion to debate on. Thus, this piece of writing will mention, discuss and bring forward the irrationality of choosing either freedom over equality or visa versa, without having a harmonious counterbalance between the two factors, implemented by a regulatory body. It will also include examples of countries which "total freedom" or "total equality" is in practice, where the search for total freedom led to total anarchy, or the pursuit for total equality curtailed the freedom in all areas of life....   [tags: freedom, equality, government, ] 562 words
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Freedom In America - America is the universal symbol of freedom. But is it really free. Does the history of the United States stay true to the ideas of our forefathers. Or has the definition been altered to fit American policies. Has freedom defined America. Or has America defined freedom. I believe America was at first defined by freedom, then after time, America defined freedom, altering the definition to fit the niche it fits in, but still keeping key components so it still seems to be staying true to the ideas of America’s founding fathers....   [tags: USA Liberty Freedom Politics ] 902 words
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The Faces Of Freedom - The Faces Of Freedom How does one define freedom. The OED gives about a dozen useful definitions that each pertain to one of a variety of the aspects of the human state. One referred specifically to the political freedoms of an individual: “Exemption from arbitrary, despotic, or autocratic control; independence; civil liberty” (def. 2). Another definition concerned the spiritual freedom found in Christianity: “fig. Liberation from the bondage of sin” (def. 1.b). There was another that defined freedom as “Physics....   [tags: Freedom Literature Free Essays] 1303 words
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The Meaning of Freedom - For centuries the word "freedom" has been a topic of debate, and for good reason. There are so many different views of what freedom truly means and what influences it has on our daily lives. According to the American Heritage College Dictionary the word freedom means "The Condition of being free of constraints. To me, the word freedom is being able to achieve anything you want to. It is being able to change your surrounding environment how you want it to be. Many questions have been asked about whether we are truly free of constraints or if everything is predetermined by events that have already transpired....   [tags: Freedom Liberty US Democracy] 1636 words
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Freedom of Expression in Canada -      The right to freedom of expression can be described as a war. It is a war that has lasted for centuries and may last for centuries more. It is a war between freedom of expression and social intolerance. In this war there are many battles. The battle on which this brief essay centers itself is the battle between freedom of speech and laws limiting that freedom; more specifically the ability to spread hate propaganda and the "hate laws". Included in the essay is a brief outline of one skirmish that has taken place (Keegstra)....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1923 words
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Group Security vs. Individual Freedom - Group Security vs. Individual Freedom During totalitarian leadership, many control tactics are used to maintain power. Whether it is censorship, revised history, terror, or propaganda, these tactics ensure that the dictator remains in power. I believe the three most important tactics are propaganda, censorship, and terror. The most effective is terror, because fear can make people completely change who they are as people to stay alive. If you can control what people are afraid of, you can control almost every aspect of their lives....   [tags: Government, Totalitarianism, Freedom] 1124 words
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Freedom of Expression on the Internet - I.Introduction This paper addresses whether we should censor or block access to websites with controversial material. It looks at the issue from several sides: The relevant US laws that are in place, how censorship is used at the university and corporate levels, how other countries are attempting censorship, and finally what I feel about the topic. Given all that I have read in preparing this paper, I have come to the conclusion that without a set of globally-accepted rules, we should not be censoring the Internet except where these rules are being broken....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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Freedom In Constitution - Have you ever wondered what life at school would be like without “freedom?” In my opinion I think it would be horrid. Think about it. If we had no freedom we wouldn’t be able to do the things we love most, or choose what friends we hang out with. The freedoms we have now we all take for granted. For example, do you even know what your freedoms are. If you don’t, then you ought to hear me out so you know in the future what they mean. First of all there are two very specific freedoms that all students and teachers should know and understand....   [tags: Personal Opinion Argument Paper Freedom] 1045 words
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Love and Freedom - Love and Freedom What is love. Is it something we do or something we can know. Some classify love as something that you feel for some people sometimes. It is often linked or used interchangeably with lust. Others feel that it is something that is constant and untouched by judgement and feeling. The only common denominator for love is that it is something that is desirable; it is something that we want. So what do people want. Many philosophies pose answers; but those answers frequently lead to more questions....   [tags: Love Freedom Psychology Philosophy essays] 3678 words
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Freedom of the Press - Freedom of the Press Although a cherished right of the people, freedom of the press is different from other liberties of the people in that it is both individual and institutional. It applies not just to a single person's right to publish ideas, but also to the right of print and broadcast media to express political views and to cover and publish news. A free press is, therefore, one of the foundations of a democratic society, and as Walter Lippmann, the 20th-century American columnist, wrote, "A free press is not a privilege, but an organic necessity in a great society." Indeed, as society has grown increasingly complex, people rely more and more on newspapers, radio, and television to keep abreast with world news, opinion, and political ideas....   [tags: Freedom Rights Media Governmental Essays] 5635 words
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Society: The Puppet Master of Freedom - Throughout history there have been countless cases where groups of people have fought for their freedom. They have fought their battles in political debates, protests, and in the most extreme cases war. The oppressed continuously try to escape their oppressors, under the assumption that their oppressors live in complete sovereignty. People did not know then and still do not understand today that the environment they inhabit is the key factor that controls communal freedom. In Wallace Stevens “Disillusionment of Ten O’ Clock” and Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” both speakers affirm that society does not allow individual freedom to exist in this world....   [tags: sociology, poetry, freedom, Whitman, Wallace Steve] 1150 words
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Keeping Peace and Freedom - Keeping Peace and Freedom George Bush who is the President of the United States of America came and visited our small town of Flagstaff in September of 2002. As a leader of our country, he reminds the Americans that we should be grateful for our freedom. Through contextualizing, structure, and rhetorical appeals, he gets through to his listeners by reminding us all, that keeping peace and freedom is not an easy job to do. He tells us how lucky we are to have freedom, and what we have to do to keep our “homeland” safe for our children of today....   [tags: Politics Political Freedom Essays] 896 words
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The Fragility of Freedom Gadamerian - The Fragility of Freedom Gadamerian ABSTRACT: This paper examines the nature of freedom in Hang-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutics. It focuses on the last section of Wahrheit und Methode advancing the hypothesis that Gadamer’s model of understanding is derived from his particular appropriation of the Platonic notion of the beautiful which poses a passive interpretative posture toward the object of understanding and deprives the activity of interpretation the essential creative quality of freedom. I argue that to the extent that the object of understanding presents itself as immediate revelation of truth, the interpreting subject is reduced to a mere acknowledger of truth as opposed to a creative producer....   [tags: Gadamer Freedom Essays]
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The Freedom of Men in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Work - Out of the many philosophers of his time, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s ideas were the most enlightened. His ideas were extremely controversial and he has influenced political and social change for over two hundred years. His ideas were enlightened by thinking ahead of the people of his time by talking about general will, liberty and the corruption of society, and how freedom was essential to being human. We find the Rousseau argued about the freedoms of men quite a bit in his work The Social Contract....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosophy, freedom,] 511 words
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The Relationship Between Slavery and Freedom - The Relationship Between Slavery and Freedom For Edmund S. Morgan American slavery and American freedom go together hand in hand. Morgan argues that many historians seem to ignore writing about the early development of American freedom simply because it was shaped by the rise of slavery. It seems ironic that while one group of people is trying to break the mold and become liberated, that same group is making others confined and shattering their respectability. The aspects of liberty, race, and slavery are closely intertwined in the essay, 'Slavery and Freedom: The American Paradox.' The contradictions between slavery and freedom are very apparent throughout history....   [tags: Slavery Freedom American History Essays]
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Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City - The articles "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" and "Freedom of Religion: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association" both engage in conflicts pertaining to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" is an article about the KKK's attempt to spread their beliefs through a public access cable television channel. Dennis Mahon and Allan Moran, both of the KKK, asked to be broadcasted on air in 1987, and the whole situation led to a major problem....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1532 words
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An Account of Racial Inequality in Langston Hughes' Freedom Train - An Account of Racial Inequality in Langston Hughes' Freedom Train "Freedom Train" by Langston Hughes is a powerful and eye-opening account of racial inequality in the early Twentieth century. Hughes poem is filled with a sense of irony but also hope towards the future. This tongue-in-cheek look at the so-called "Freedom" Train is a powerful image. Langston Hughes included important ideas in a simple and original way. Hughes was writing at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and his focus remained on issues faced by African Americans, but he did not dwell on the injustices....   [tags: Hughes Freedom Train Essays] 1030 words
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Freedom - ... Although delayed and incredibly late, Lincoln and the United States government eventually granted and ensured all American citizens the same freedoms that still exist in the country today. A prime example of the freedom afforded to citizens can be seen through the exploits of the immensely controversial Westboro Baptist Church. The church, according to the Anti-Defamation League, is a “small virulently homophobic, anti-Semitic hate group that regularly stages protests around the country” (Extremism in America 1)....   [tags: American History]
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An Analysis of Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train - An Analysis of Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train There is very little left to the imagination when reading Langston Hughes "Freedom Train". His ideas of being free are apparent from the beginning of his poem. However, although he spells everything out, he still leaves a couple of things for his readers to figure out. He starts off wanting to know all about this train he keeps hearing. He says, "I read in the papers about the Freedom Train. I heard on the radio about the Freedom Train." He wants to know everything he can about this train....   [tags: Hughes Freedom Train Essays] 702 words
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Nelson Mandela's Long Walk To Freedom - Missing Works Cited Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela in his book, Long Walk to Freedom argues through the first five parts that a black individual must deal, coop, and grow through a society that is hindering their lives' with apartheid and suppression of their rightful land. Rolihlanla Mphakanyiswa or clan name, Madiba was born on July 18, 1918 in a simple village of Mvezo, which was not accustomed to the happenings of South Africa as a whole. His father was an respected man who led a good life, but lost it because of a dispute with the magistrate....   [tags: Nelson Mandela Long Walk Freedom Essays] 2182 words
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Oppression of the Black Community as Depicted in Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train - Oppression of the Black Community as Depicted in Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train The poem, "Freedom Train" not only demonstrates the state of oppression the black community faced in 1947 but uses historical events and movements of the era. Langston Hughes wrote this poem in response to the train called Freedom Train that carried historical documents across country on September 17, 1947. On board the train was the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and a draft of the Constitution....   [tags: Hughes Freedom Train Essays] 695 words
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Hate Speech is the Price We Must Pay for Freedom of Speech -      Living in the United States we enjoy many wonderful freedoms and liberties. Even though most of these freedoms seem innate to our lives, most have been earned though sacrifice and hard work. Out of all of our rights, freedom of speech is perhaps our most cherished, and one of the most controversial. Hate speech is one of the prices we all endure to ensure our speech stays free. But with hate speeches becoming increasingly common, many wonder if it is too great of a price to pay, or one that we should have to pay at all....   [tags: Freedom of Speech Essays]
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Death and Freedom in Sorrows of a Young Werther and Crime and Punishment - Death and Freedom in Sorrows of a Young Werther and Crime and Punishment The relationship between death and freedom is a common thread throughout Sorrows of a Young Werther by Goethe and Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. The relationship illustrated in both works is that one cannot achieve true freedom until they are dead. Until death, Werther and Raskolnikov will always feel the restrictions that society places upon them. Werther feels restricted due to the unrequited love of Lotte and Raskolnikov feels restricted by the moral code that society establishes....   [tags: Goethe Dostoevsky Death Freedom Literature Essays] 884 words
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The Statue of Liberty Lending Credence to the Word Freedom in America - The Statue of Liberty Lending Credence to the Word Freedom in America The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognized artifacts of freedom in the world. It has the ability to create emotions that range from happiness to anger all at one time. The best way to analyze such a powerful image is to use Kenneth Burke’s idea of pentadic analysis. By using this method of the analysis, we will be able to answer the rhetorical question: How does the Statue of Liberty lend credence to the word “freedom” in America....   [tags: Lady Liberty American Patriotism Freedom Essays] 1084 words
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American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia - American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia Edmund Morgan begins American Slavery, American Freedom the Ordeal of Colonial Virginia with a paradox. He presents his readers with the passionate rhetoric of men like Thomas Jefferson: belief in liberty and abhorrance for slavery and reminds us that he, and others like him, were slaveholders. Morgan asserts that the rise in such beliefs accompanied and in fact were dependent upon slavery. He claims that this contradiction is "American" and it is important, as Americans, that we understand its origins and development (5)....   [tags: Edmund Morgan Slavery Freedom Ordeal Essays]
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Personal Freedom and Nonconformity in Kobo Abe's Novels - Personal Freedom and Nonconformity in Kobo Abe's Novels “No man or woman is wooed by theory alone.” (WITD 32) In declaiming the ability to woo by theory, Kobo Abe betrays his desire to do exactly that. Trained as a physician, Abe has a mindset which leans toward the scientific method: one of hypothesis, experiment, result, and conclusion. In this case, the original hypothesis posed that a man could woo by theory alone, the experiment was the attempt of a wooing guided by theoretical principles, the result a failure, and the conclusion drawn is that such a wooing is not possible, disproving the original hypothesis....   [tags: Kobo Abe Literature Society Freedom Essays]
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Freedom - Freedom is often spoken of in what can be referred to as a "loose sense". One country has more freedom than another; a twenty-one year old has more freedom than a fifteen year old, but what exactly does this word, which is so often flippantly used, mean. Or, if this conclusion cannot be reached, what does it not mean. For different people it may mean different things, but there has to be an equilibrium that can be reached in order to determine the meaning of freedom itself. In one form, freedom can mean that a person has "exemption from an obligation."* If only the root (free) is looked at, it can be interpreted that one is "not under the control or power of another."* However often the latter definition is used, it is also disagreed with, and for good reason: there is always a ruler, although the ruler may not necessarily be in the form of a person or group of persons....   [tags: essays research papers] 389 words
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Freedom - Freedom. Kate Chopin's The Awakening is a story of Edna Pontellier, wife and mother. It is a novel about the choices one will makes to protect one's personal freedom. The story is based on a time in history when women did just what they were expected to do. They were expected to be good daughters, good wives, and good mothers. A woman was expected to move from the protection of her father's roof to the protection of her husband. Edna, our protagonist, doesn’t fit this mold. She searches to find her place in a constraining society, one that doesn’t allow for a woman to have freedom....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Freedom - I believe rationality is incorrectly dictated by society. Generally when one is irrational he or she is contradicting the "normal" or what everyone is programmed to do. Kant says "Can you also will that your maxim should become a universal law."1 In part I agree to the theory of universal law where "rational" is judged by universality or what everyone should do. In fact we know that primitive societies were not built on rationality. I believe that we are intrinsically rational and irrational....   [tags: essays research papers] 939 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 - Freedom In the Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass written by Fredrick Douglass, he and the rest of the slaves in 1840 had to be tricky to survive. Douglass used trickery to his advantage and made it into a positive action, freedom. Douglass went through many hardships and disturbing ordeals. He witnessed his younger brother get his head bashed in, that in it self is horrific enough. He overheard Mr. Auld, one of his masters, telling Mrs. Auld that it was unsafe to teach a slave to read (Douglass 42)....   [tags: American America History] 870 words
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Freedom - Freedom College. It screams freedom. You plan and prepare for months and make decisions that will affect the rest of your life. You pack your room up and move it hundreds of miles from your controlling parents. This is it; freedom at last. No more curfews, no more rules, no more high school “mystery meat” day, and no more boring hometown. No need to worry about money, there’s plenty of it. Your parents are going to help pay for your living expenses and your scholarship and loan will get you through the tuition and fees....   [tags: Essays Papers] 631 words
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Freedom - Freedom This book was written in the middle to late twentieth century. Generally, this book dealt with Indians living in East Africa. The book is set in native Tanzania where Vassanji was raised after his family moved from his birthplace Nairobi. This book is a collection of short stories that chronically move from the narrator’s early childhood until he returns to his homeland years later to find that much has changed from his childhood. There are many issues that are intertwined into the text that Vassanji incorporates to relay his stories....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1180 words
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Freedom - Freedom By definition, censorship is the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are “offensive,” it happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal, political, or moral values on others. Internet censorship is a controversial issue that requires careful thought in order to have a well-formed opinion. It has become a hot topic in the Media and countries that are currently seeking this type of censorship. Many believe censoring the Internet is a violation of our rights. Perhaps, by sharing my thoughts and ideas I can shed some light on this subject....   [tags: essays research papers] 795 words
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Freedom - Freedom The Yellow Wallpaper, is about a woman that is trying to escape the man orient society that she is living in. So, during the summer he husband has rented this "colonial mansion, of romantic felicity,"(594) for the summer trying to get his wife over this "temporary nervous depression,"(595) and feels that fresh air will do her some good. She wanted to say down stairs but he feels that upstairs is a better idea that they stay up stairs. This is showing that men rule the world and whatever they say goes....   [tags: American Literature] 655 words
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A freedom greater than freedom - It is a common misconception that those in power necessarily have more liberty than their less powerful counterparts. Intuitively, a country’s king has the freedom to act in more ways than the peasant, the rich have more options than the poor, the slave owner rules while the slave is ruled, and a government official often treads above the laws they pen for the people. However, there is a hidden assumption in this way of thought— that liberty is proportional to quality of life. From a pragmatic point of view, most would choose the life of the king over the life of the slave, the rich over the poor, the slave owners over the slaves, or the above the law status to the law abiding one, simply because the quality of life of one is so much greater than the quality of life of the other....   [tags: Character Analysis] 2464 words
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Freedom of the Press - ... Before this newspapers never included criticism and topics against the government. Newspapers played a critical role after the American Revolution. Journalists criticized the Articles of Confederation and showed how worthless the American dollar was. Even though the Freedom of the Press was issued in the constitution, it was soon shut down with the implement of Sedition Act of 1798. Restrictions on the press were put in place. It was illegal, “to write, print, utter or publish, or cause it to be done, or assist in it, any false, scandalous, and malicious writing against the government of the United States (constitution.org)....   [tags: The First Amendment]
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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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The Choice of Freedom - Less than one hundred years ago, several million innocent Europeans lost their lives in gas chambers and by other – and usually more violent – means. In Africa, genocide continues to plague the continent. Every single day, parents use violence against their innocent children. These and countless other heinous acts have plagued Earth since the very beginning of human existence. The horrors of the world cause people to question the existence of any sort of God. One religious skeptic may ask, “How can evil exist if there is a God?” It seems doubtless that an ultimate good – such as God – can exist in an atmosphere filled with murder, abuse, violence, and rage....   [tags: Theology] 1390 words
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Freedom and Determinism - ... Voluntary action requires that an individual knows what he is doing, but he doesn’t necessarily deliberate about the end, which is human happiness. Even though every human desires happiness, the wise individual deliberates only about the actions that are within his power. The person who makes bad choices may be ignorant of what is good for him, but always makes choices based on what he perceives to be good. For example, a person may choose to eat a piece of cake, even though he knows it is unhealthy....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Academic Freedom - ... This is not a new idea. It may be the fact that the 1960’s was the time of more lenient over site of college faculty. This new freer attitude within teaching was an opportunity for professors and the like, to engage students with subject matter they had never heard of. Without discussing whether a wrong has been committed. I would rather delve into what is a “rightful freedom” within college academia. As Fish relates, “the unwarranted conclusion that judgment should therefore be dethroned” (533) and is a subplot to the wider perspective of why the student is in the classroom to being with....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Interrogation of Freedom - ... To Jefferson, humans should be free, but are not at liberty due to the limits of humanity and culture. Jefferson once quoted, “Those who labor the earth are the chosen people of God” (Krusiewicz). Freedom to this man can be defined as something granted from God, not the government. Humans have the right of life and freedom bestowed by their Creator, but it is the government that defeats the minority’s liberties. Shifting to the assertions of Frederick Douglass, one must recognize his role as a mulatto slave....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Ensuring Freedom - ... Furthermore, this quote magnifies the fact that the constitution advocates freedom for all, and therefore puts emphasis on how the government had not enforced what it had truly set out to do. The complete disregard of African slaves in a pro-white society clearly indicates how unreliable the American government had been in regards to the most basic freedoms (Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness). In addition to a complete dismissal of racial equality before the thirteenth amendment had been added to the constitution, another area in which Americans have been denied their right to freedom can be seen during the enactment of the Sedition acts in 1798....   [tags: American History]
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Freedom of Speech - ... Yes, free speech causes harm-not all is intentional though. People’s feelings may get hurt by what is said but what is said is not intentionally said to inflict harm on one another, some individuals have different ethical beliefs than others because of their race, sex, or even gender. According to many researchers when the government attempts to protect everyone from free speech such as hate speech, they are in reality just creating even more problems in society because the more limitations the less that goes with the Bill of Rights, the less of a democratic nation there is....   [tags: Bill of Rights]
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Freedom and Responsibility - ... In the article entitled “Occupy protesters set up camp at UC Berkeley,” by Lisa Leff and Terence Chea tents were set up on the steps of UC Berkeley student plaza. The protesters were told repeatedly to take their tents down and leave or face being arrested because camping is ban on campus. And so, the police in riot gear confiscated 15 tents and arrested 7 people. “The encampment at UC Berkeley went up during a daylong strike on campus on Tuesday against big banks and education cuts that culminated in some 4,000 people rallying at a speech by former U.S....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Caught By Freedom - The relationship between a Chinese painting and a Chinese poem is often very strong. Sometimes the poem is a response to the painting or the painting is a response to the poem. By relating one artistic representation of a theme with another representation, a deeper understanding of the artistic whole can be obtained. Shen Zhou created an artistic pairing of a painting and a poem titled “Poet on a Mountain Top.” Only with a study of both Shen Zhou’s painting and poetry can a complete understanding of the poet’s struggle with his conflicting desires for freedom in nature and attachment to humanity be gained....   [tags: Poetry] 1203 words
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What Is Freedom? - ... In his essay, D’Souza explains America’s enticement to immigrants by focusing on the idea of choosing one’s own destiny rather than feeding from the family’s spoon. Briefly, D’Souza reminisces about his life if he had stayed in India: If I had remained in India, I would probably have lived my entire existence within a one-mile radius of where I was born. I would undoubtedly have married a woman of my identical religious, socioeconomic, and cultural background…I would have a whole set of opinions that could be predicated in advance….In sum, my destiny would to a large degree have been given to me....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Christian Freedom - ... If he performs works trying to earn salvation from God he is usurping God of what only God can grant. If he is under the false belief that his good work will save his inner soul then he continues to sin and his soul is bound by arrogance. Luther repeated often in Freedom of a Christian that only God could give salvation. “Which we do not perform but receive which we do not have but accept when God the Father grants it to us through Jesus Christ.” Salvation is not a task one can perform. It is not earned but received and the human soul, the inner person does not have the grace to be saved....   [tags: Christianity ]
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The History of Freedom - ... The idea of labor contracts was something which kept government from regulating wages and working conditions. Employers felt that if the government was to intervene and begin changing things in the work place, it was an infraction of their freedom as the employers. Workers should not get to say how much they are paid and for how long they work. It is the job of the employer to assign these numbers. This lack of government help only angered the workers more and some of them decided to gather together to fight back....   [tags: History ]
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Religious Freedom - ... As religious dogma, creationism operates with a specific and exclusive religious doctrine. The freedom to hold a specific religious dogma is what religious freedom is. Religious freedom is the freedom to believe how and what is fit to believe for any and all individuals. Religious freedom is compromised when a dogmatic agenda, of any specific religion, oppresses or suppresses scientific theory or other religious beliefs in favor of its own dogmatic religious agenda. Creationism has attempted to marginalize the theory of evolution in an effort to promote the religious doctrine of the literal biblical creation....   [tags: Philosophy, Creationism, Bible] 2070 words
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The Freedom Riders - ... Only two women were chosen to participate because those in charge did not want to expose women to the potential violence associated with this venture. (Arsenault, p 65). Only five of the original thirteen Freedom Riders were born and raised in the South. One-third of the more than four hundred members who later joined the movement were born and raised in the South (Arsenault, p 9). Approximately seventy-five percent of the Freedom Riders were between the ages of eighteen and thirty years of age....   [tags: Civil Rights, Segregation]
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The Desire for Freedom and for Limitations on Freedom - The Desire for Freedom and for Limitations on Freedom People can have the desire for freedom as well as the desire for limitations on freedom. This is because freedom and limitations on freedom are both needed to live peacefully. Absolute freedom cannot be achieved because when you take away limitations you take away freedoms. With out rules governing our society, people would be able to do what they want to each other with out a certain punishment. When you examine the advantages and disadvantages of both arguments it becomes clearer....   [tags: Papers] 1719 words
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Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Pot - Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Pot. There is a war going on; it keeps thousands in pain every night, a war that if were to end, could save thousands of people’s lives. This is the war on marijuana. You could say that marijuana has a bad reputation in the eyes of many people, but in reality it is a drug which has the ability of saving lives and curing diseases in which have plagued us for too long. People need to be informed on the good that marijuana can bring not just to this country, but to the whole world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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The Price of Freedom - The Price of Freedom What is the price for FREEDOM. It's obvious that the price for freedom is not free but that it is rather large. After obtaining freedom, we look back and wonder was it worth it. Was freedom overpriced. In other words, did we sacrifice and pay too much to be free. In the United States' history, there have been many wars that have taken place. We live the way we do today because of the many brave men and women that have sacrificed their lives. There is no doubt that this is a huge price....   [tags: Papers] 510 words
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The Price Of Freedom - What is the price of freedom that was paid, and is being paid. Freedom was paid with anguish, pain, time, and lives. We, the inhabitants of America, are fortunate to see this land where we have unalienable human rights that are just basic and essential statutes. There is always a cost for something; furthermore there is a price on our freedom. We pay taxes, follow the land and society¡¯s regulations, vote, and so on. The topic of importance and eminence is how, why, and what paid for our freedom....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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Freedom Riders - Freedom Riders “Freedom Riders” were a group of people, both black and white, who were civil rights activists from the North who “meant to demonstrate that segregated travel on interstate buses, even though banned by an I.C.C. Ruling, were still being enforced throughout much of the South” (The South 16). The Riders attempted to prove this by having a dozen or so white and black Freedom Riders board buses in the North and travel through Southern cities. This was all “a coldly calculated attempt to speed up integration by goading the South, forcing the Southern extremists to explode their tempers” ('Freedom Riders' 20)....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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Freedom of Speech - Freedom of Speech Freedom of speech is something that, traditionally, has been unique to the United States. In fact, it was one of the founding principles of our country. It was the group of repressed colonists that decided that they would no longer accept the fact that they were not allowed to speak out against the throne. They decided that they would not accept not being able to denounce the Church of England. And on July 4, 1776, what could be seen as one of the boldest forms of speech ever ensured that never again would American's be subject to the harsh regulation of Great Britain....   [tags: Censorship Rights Essays]
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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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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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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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Religious Freedom - Religious Freedom America has been named the "melting pot" of the world. It houses many different cultures, nationalities, ideas and religions. There are Christians, Jews, Catholics, Buddhists, Mormons, Hindus, Spiritualists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Islamic, plus many more. America is unique in that all these religions are represented in a nation that is only 200 years old. And America has upheld, throughout history, that the freedom and equality of religion is extremely important in order for this nation to function as a free nation....   [tags: Papers] 1272 words
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Slavery / Freedom - A slave is a tool, a total servant, a possession. Being a possession, a slave is required to total obedience to a master who has the power to do anything to a slave. Freedom means, to carry out one own choices, actions without coercion or constraint by necessity or circumstances. Fate often take a hand in the distillation of freedom. When this distillation occurs at weaker levels, benevolent slavery begins. A benevolent master usually receives gratitude from those slaves who are aware of their good fortune and will, in turn, work willingly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1102 words
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Freedom of Speech - Freedom of Speech   What is "Freedom of Speech"?  Finding out is my mission. Webster's defines "freedom" as: the condition of being free of restraints; exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty; exemption from unpleasant or onerous conditions; the capacity to exercise choice; free will; a right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference. Webster's also defines "speech" as: the faculty or act of speaking; the faculty or act of expressing or describing thoughts, feelings or perceptions by the articulation of words; vocal communication, conversation....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 2158 words
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Liberalism And Freedom - Liberalism and Freedom Liberalism is a force that has produced change from the birth of this nation to the politics of today. Liberal tenets have been a basis of thought and action in American politics since well before the signing of the Constitution. Certainly, liberalism has had to transform in order to remain a legitimate force throughout the years. When considering this transformation, one may ask whether or not the ideas and goals of classical liberalism have been lost in the conversion into modern liberalism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Freedom of *Bleep* - All forms of "expression" should be allowed, whether it's it is in the guise of speech, art, symbolism, or any other form of the freedom granted by the First Amendment. The freedom of speech is one granted by the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. It is in these rights that have let our country and our government becomes as strong and resilient as it is today. It is because of these rights, that we, as a country, have been able to evolve and expand our horizons to what they are today. These rights were the foundation and basis of our country and were also what separated our country from the all the other countries around the world....   [tags: Ethics] 478 words
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Freedom in America - The Question of Freedom in America The United States' democratic system embraces its numerous obligations in a manner which promotes a comfortable and effective society in which the citizens may embark on everyday life knowing that the government is continually engrossed in performi ng its duties to protect and support the rights of the people. Although suicide is illegal, the government must recognize the trauma of those who are terminally ill in order to maintain a fair and equal democracy....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2481 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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Intellectual Freedom - Intellectual Freedom The History of Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Threats to intellectual freedom have existed since the printed word. History has seen bitter censorship battles over what should and should not be published, sold, and read. The fight for intellectual freedom has been long and complex, and many agencies have been involved in the process. For example, in 1954, libraries had difficulty importing materials from behind the Iron Curtain. The post office had taken on the role of the censor and had labeled certain papers "unmailable" and refused to deliver them (Newsletter, January, 1954, 7)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2052 words
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Lost Freedom - For many ages freedom has been one of the main priorities in human life. People are determined to have freedom of spirit, religion, opinion, speech; they aspire to be free to decide where and with whom to live, where to work, what to wear, and how to live their lives in general. However, a lot of people are deprived of freedom one way or another, either they are physically imprisoned or influenced by circumstances and life situations. Physical imprisonment is one of the most devastating experiences for a human being, and affects a person in many ways, physically and mentally....   [tags: essays research papers] 457 words
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The River Of Freedom - In Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, the Mississippi River plays many roles and holds a prominent theme throughout much of the story. Huck and Jim are without a doubt the happiest and most at peace when floating down the river on their raft. The river has a deeper meaning than just water and mud, almost to the extent of having it's own ideal personality. It provides the two characters a means of escape from everything and everyone, and puts them at ease. Although quite constrained in it's capacity to provide freedom of movement, the raft offers the two a certain amount of freedom in actions, words, and emotions....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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Augustine and Freedom - Augustine and Freedom Evil-doing is neglect of eternal things and love of temporal things to the extent of becoming subject to them. This is done by the free choice of the will . . . Free will makes sin possible but it was given that man might live righteously.1 This is a brief summary of what Augustine believed regarding (1) the origin of sin and (2) the purpose for which humanity was endowed with free choice of the will. Though insightful as it may seem, Augustine's statement will not set to rest all the issues raised by the notion of human freedom and divine activity, since with free choice of the will come perplexing questions that continue to rage in philosophical circles....   [tags: Papers] 4201 words
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Freedom Riders - The Freedom Riders were a group of college students and leaders of various racial equality organizations, both blacks and whites, which tested the law of integration for public transportation. The law was instated, but Alabama especially didn’t follow it. The Freedom Riders rode buses into the cities to see if the townspeople accepted or declined the new law. They in turn ended up beating, pummeling, and chasing the riders out of town with the white mobs. The Freedom Riders violently fought the segregation of blacks and whites for public transportation systems, and their victory led to the integration of many other places and the making of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....   [tags: essays research papers] 1439 words
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The Freedom Of Speech - 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 well as others....   [tags: essays research papers] 660 words
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The Responsibility of Freedom - The Responsibility of Freedom Today’s world is full of choices. In our highly advanced modern society our choices are complicated by new moral and ethical issues each day. Is it possible to lead a moral and ethical life in today’s society. Ethics and morals are learned from the people we are raised by, not necessarily parents. Teachers, environment and almost everyone around a child leave an impression. Today in our morally chaotic world it is more important than ever for children to be taught morals....   [tags: Papers] 641 words
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