The Importance Of The Freedom Of Speech

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Everyday words are spoken and thrown around. Such words are able to expresses emotions, actions, needs, and create worlds only imagination can contain. There is so much that can be expressed within words that it has become the topic of debate if the government should come in and put limits on what is created with words and other forms of expression. Limiting all forms of freedom of speech is unnecessary, and the only form that should be banned should be pornography, due to other forms like books and social media being appropriately maintained. Through the Constitution of the United States, citizens where granted the right of freedom of speech. The first amendment of the United States, written in 1971, gives the freedom to not only speech but religion, press, and even assembly (Bill of Rights). Through this amendment, everyone is given the right to say what they please and face no consequences. Taking away this right would not only go against the Bill of Rights but it would invalidated the Constitution, which gives the freedom to the United States. For example,…show more content…
Protests are given the stigma of always being violent in some form, and although the freedom of assembly is included in the First Amendment for United States citizen, violence is not permissible. Many of today’s protests turn into some form of violence. What many citizens are unaware of is the fact that the First Amendment “provides for ‘the right of the people peaceably to assemble.’ The key word is ‘peaceably’-violent protesting is not allowed” (Frequently Asked). If an individual wants to limit the freedom of speech based off the violence sometimes involved with assemblies, the First Amendment actually authorizes for peaceful assemblies only. Therefore when a protest or assembly turns violent, the First Amendment does not apply, and authorities have the right to put an end to that specific

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