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Ethical Systems Vs. Freedom Of Speech

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Ethical Systems v. Freedom of Speech The Constitution was created on September 17, 1787 by the United States government and ratified on June 21, 1788. As the Constitution was ratified, the Anti-Federalist members of the government believed that the US needed another document that secures an individual’s rights (Cornell University Law School, n.d). The Anti-Federalists understood that the Constitution was not without flaw and the people of the country would change over time; therefore, they created the amendment system. Amendments were changes to the Constitution. The first ten amendments were titled the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment in the Bill of Rights “guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. . . It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to…show more content…
In the Natural Law/Divine Command Theory, an action can only be morally good if it is commanded by God (Wilkens, 2011). God wants his people to be a blessing unto others and uphold their social responsibility based on Hebrews 13:16, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God,” (ESV). He gives His people a choice in determining what to share, which is called free will. Joshua told the chosen people of Israel in Joshua 24:15, “choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” (ESV) giving the people the choice to follow the god their hearts desired. Because Joshua was a prophet who heard from the Lord and granting a choice is defined as free will, it can be concluded that God condones free