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Free Speech

- When you think about America, the first thing that comes to mind is liberty. Liberty of the government and its citizens is one thing that colonists exceedingly desired during the British oppressive regime. When United States gained independence, the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution of the Unites States, a document that has been governing our country for more than 200 years. The constitution was drafted accordingly to ensure that people’s opinions were heard. What our Founding Fathers could not foresee is that in our 21st century, The Freedom of Speech not only gives a person such a massive power, but also an opinion even if it is immoral and goes against citizens’ values....   [tags: The First Amendment]

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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]

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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]

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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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Freedom of Expression

-     One of the most controversial parts of the First Amendment of the US Constitution concerns freedom of expression. Some Americans, such as the Libertarians, feel there should be no censorship. On the other end of the spectrum are more conservative people, many religious, who believe there should be strict limits on what can be published. Most people would agree it is a bad idea to publish or put on the Internet the plans for homemade bombs, biological weapons, or other devices which may be used to kill or maim someone....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

- For my Intro to American Civilization Mid-Term assignment I decided to visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Museum located in New York City. The Four Freedoms Park was built in honor of President Roosevelt and his famous “Four Freedoms” speech that he addressed. The park has so much to offer on President Roosevelt and the freedoms that he has believed in since the very beginning. I felt that the Four Freedoms Park has a lot to do with the First Amendment being that President Roosevelt believed in the freedom of so many different things....   [tags: speech, worship, fear, want]

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Freedom of Knowledge

- Freedom of knowledge Johannes Gutenberg took the idea of printing by moveable type and turned it into a publishing system. In doing so he changed the world. If you told him in 1468 – the year he died – that the Bible he had published in 1455 would undermine the authority of the Catholic Church, power the Renaissance and the Reformation, enable the Enlightenment and the rise of modern science, create new social classes and even change our concept of childhood, he would have looked at you blankly....   [tags: Research Paper Information Exchange Effects]

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The Vitality of a Speech Code at Berry College

- Berry College should have a speech code that addresses morally devaluing speech addressed toward a specific group of people in order to establish a safe learning environment for all students while preserving healthy public debate. Establishing such a speech code would positively impact both students and faculty at Berry College by increasing both the opportunity and motivation to challenge and debate potentially offensive topics. A clear line on what is acceptable and what is not would eliminate the blurry line between beneficial and hurtful dialogue and would thereby create a more academically stimulating community....   [tags: Higher Education, communication ]

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Interaction of Free Speech and Right to Privacy

- ... A disreputable scandal about an affair between a reality TV star and a British soccer player quickly rose as another test on how privacy rights and free speech interact with each other. The soccer player has been granted a strict British legal order that prevents the mass media to identify him. Despite that, thousands of people on the Internet have disregarded it by revealing his name on social media sites. Twitter’s General Counsel, Alex Macgillivray, wrote on a blog post that because Twitter is based in the United States, they could argue that the post about the British soccer player is considered legal because the users are to abide the law and that if needed3, they would have to tr...   [tags: constitution, ethical, government]

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The Banning of Free Speech in College Campuses

- Universities and colleges are considered to be communities. In recent years, many campuses have sought to become more diverse by attracting students and faculty from groups that were historically underrepresented. The campus atmosphere brought by new and ethnically or religiously different peers can overpoweringly affect an institution's prolonged diversity. Intolerance to those who differ from the majority may chip away at the confidence of those previously unwanted or unrecognized. In response to verbal assaults and use of hateful language many college boards have decided it necessary to forbid the expression of “abusive, profane or sexually offensive (messages) to the average person” (Kea...   [tags: verbal assaults and use of hurtful language]

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Speak Freely: Limits of Free Speech

- Imagine yourself in a world where you could not say what you wanted, or express how you feel. Everyday thoughts that are said out loud like, “Man, this lesson is dumb” were no longer permitted to be anything other than thoughts. Many people in other countries have rules and regulations on what they can and cannot say. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives Americans the right to free speech (Lakoff 260). Learning to speak is something our parents praise us for when we are little....   [tags: Law, constitution, first ammendment]

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Frederick Douglass’ Fourth of July Speech

- On July 5th of 1852, the Ladies Antislavery Society of Rochester requested that emancipated slave, Fredrick Douglass, speak for their celebration of the United States’ national independence. Douglass accepted this request and presented a powerful speech that explained and argued his true beliefs and feelings concerning this event. He considered their decision to request him as a speaker on that day to be a mockery of his past and of the ongoing status of blacks as slaves in America at the time. Nevertheless, Douglass skillfully constructed his speech utilizing various methods that forced his audience to take him seriously and think twice about the issue of slavery in America....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Douglas]

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Mr. Max's Speech

- In the novel Native Son by Richard Wright, the final plea of Mr. Max regarding the trial of Bigger Thomas is very important as it encompasses the main theme of oppression and its importance to the United States on a monumental scale. Mr. Max analyzes the life of Bigger Thomas in the way the author intends it to be seen, as a symbol of the lives of the 12 million African Americans living in the United States at that time. The passionate speech by Mr. Max covers the theme of blindness, and how the white populace uses it to shield themselves from guilt....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Informative Speech: The Problem of Overpopulation

-      We as individuals do NOT understand the problems with overpopulation. We do not take the time or the effort to be educated enough; therefore we do not help in the prevention of future problems to keep our society as it is now.      We may not do this, but I researched of three sociologists that do; Lester R Brown, Gary Gardner, and Brian Halweil.      These 3 men decided to put together their intelligence to try and educate America the problems that come with overpopulation.      These 3 men proved their self-lessness, sincerity, and their caring TOWARDS the people of America....   [tags: Informative Speech]

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A Dream of Freedom

- On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the “March on Washington” (King). Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a credible speaker. He was a Baptist minister and the leader of the Civil Rights Movement as well as the leader of Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. King was also a Nobel Prize winner and a believer of nonviolence (“Martin Luther King Jr.”). For example, Dr. King addresses in his speech that “we must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence” (King)....   [tags: Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a Dream]

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The History of Freedom

- Throughout history freedom has had many different meanings and definitions; based on race, gender, and ethnicity. According to the dictionary freedom means the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint (“freedom” def. 1). Freedom may seem like something given to everyone however it was something workers had to fight for. Not everyone believed that workers’ rights needed to be changed, which led to a long battle between workers, employers and the government....   [tags: History ]

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The Importance of Freedom of Expression in America

- The Importance of Freedom of Expression in America Would life be the same without freedom of expression?  Expressions of hate, sometimes called hate speech, are highly prevalent in today's society; one group using them is the KKK, in particular Charles Brandenburg. Government leaders may also want to repress free speech for the motive of keeping the citizenry in the dark so they don't learn about corruption in the hierarchy of our country. The aforementioned corruption is what freedom of expression was created for; to give the populace some control over the government's actions....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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American Freedom - No Greater Gift

- American Freedom - No Greater Gift Silently they stand, tall, strong pillars of memory in a seemingly long since forgotten world. Rows upon rows of white marble glisten in the first rays of the rising sun. The shimmer of morning frost still graces their elegant arches as the brisk air begins to take on a slightly warmer tone. In this quiet hour, not quite night, yet still not day, one lone man stands respectfully next to a small, almost insignificant grave stone. His head hangs slightly bowed, and except for the small hunch in his back, he stands at perfect attention....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Should Freedom of the Press be Limited to Protect National Security?

- Should Freedom of the Press be Limited to Protect National Security. Every single American Citizen has their own rights and privileges, dating back to 1787 when the U.S. constitution was born. This was the first legal document stating citizen rights. Four years later, in 1791, the First Amendment was passed, stating several American citizen rights including Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Expression, the right to petition, and the right to assemble. Over the years to present day, these rights have been shifted to meet current standards....   [tags: first amendment, rights, privileges]

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Freedom of Expression in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

- Censorship should not be allowed because in the Constitution, rights are guaranteed to the American people, such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to petition. Also, these rights demonstrate that the American people live in country which has long been established for its people. Therefore, censorship should not be allowed to occur because the rights of Americans are assured in the Constitution. In addition, past presidents such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson instituted the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to petition so that the people would realize that they do indeed matter and that they are the core of America....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Freedom in the United States

- Freedom in the United States Essay submitted by Unknown No 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 violating the bounds of the First Amendment by publicly offending others through obscenity or racism....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Many Faces of Freedom?

- The Many Face of Freedom. Freedom is a concept that people are often willing to die for and it is the cause of much fighting. However, few people ever claim to dislike freedom. This raises an interesting question: how can people fight over what is generally considered to be a positive idea. Does this mean that someone must be against freedom. The answer is that people cannot agree on what freedom is, thus numerous groups can claim to be "for freedom" while strongly disagreeing on the means by which to achieve it....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Realism and Freedom in Literature of Dwight D. Eisenhower

- Realism and Freedom Dwight D. Eisenhower once stated, "Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed-else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die" (Rather 1). The meaning of the term freedom is often open to interpretation, and can represent different meanings to different groups of people. Up until the Realistic time period, many Americans viewed freedom as being able to enjoy the rights given to them under the U.S....   [tags: american dream, romantic period, ]

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The Right to Freedom of Expression: R. v. Keegstra

- Introduction Entrenched within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms lies the fundamental rights that Canadian citizens share. The primary freedoms recognized within Section 2 of the Charter, such as the freedom of speech and expression, are necessary for a free and democratic society. Yet, a crucial conflict of rights exists within the system when the freedom of expression is used to perpetuate willful hatred against a certain individual or group. Controversy arises from this conflict first and foremost because the freedom of expression is meant to secure each person the right to express ideas and opinions without governmental interference, irrespective of what that opinion may be....   [tags: Canadian Case Law]

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What is Freedom To Me?

- What Freedom Is To Me Since July 4th, 1776 the United States has a free country. Citizens of the United States have freedom of speech, religion, and many other things. Webster’s definition of freedom is, “the condition of being free of restraints.” To me freedom plays a large role in my life. Three things that would be freedom for me are going where ever I wish, actions without negative consequences, and morality to my standards. The first example of freedom for me would be being able to go where ever I want....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Intellectual Freedom - It Isn't Free

- Intellectual Freedom - It Isn't Free We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown. T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Very few of us are unfamiliar with the Genesis account of creation, where it is written that "God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." [1] The obvious point is that God creates the world; but later writings have chosen to focus on the idea that the divine being both creates and destroys by the power of His word alone....   [tags: Politics Political]

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A World of Freedom With Chains Attached

- Everyone has heard of the Internet and how it is going to help set the world free. The Internet is the fastest growing form of communication and is becoming more and more commonplace in the average American home. Companies these days do big business over the Internet, and online shopping has grown tremendously in the last few years. For instance, the online auction site eBay sells millions of items every year online. Many companies are making even more plans to expand their business to the Internet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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1984: Why Freedom is Important

- The term `freedom' is often associated with the notion of living free of restraint and having an unfettered liberty to engage in rational actions with a sense that that our actions will not be controlled or interfered with. Given the above definition of freedom and the principles of positive and negative freedom, this essay shall seek to demonstrate that while they do not experience freedom fully, the proles are more free than Winston in Nineteen Eighty-Four. This essay shall also discuss the reasons why we consider freedom to be important with a particular focus on our assumptions of human nature and its components....   [tags: Politics]

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Freedom of Press and Its Importance in the American Way of Life

- The Frist Amendment (1791) to the Constitution of the United States (“Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”) holds the importance of the freedom of speech and press as one of the most basic rights of US citizens and reporters in the process of upholding a democratic society. Freedom of expression; the ability of people to communicate their feelings and thoughts effectively, without fear of being silenced, is a titanic right the people of the United States possess and is not something that came to them so easily....   [tags: First Ammendment to the US Cosntitution]

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- 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 of Expression and Rap Music

- Many issues have come up regarding what rights and actions are protected under the First Amendment. Rap music should not be restricted on the television despite much controversy over the idea. Bok says that some acts cause debates, although people may disagree with it doesn't mean it should be taken away. There should be no restrictions held against playing of rap music. Music that we listen to constructs the sound track of our lives. The number one killer in creative speech is censorship....   [tags: Music Censorship]

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Terrorism: Public Safety More Important Than Freedom

- For decades, the world’s many governments have regarded safety as a high-ranked priority for their countries and their citizens, especially the American government. Though some high officials place freedom above safety, they realize that safety must be achieved before the average citizen approaches the concept of acquiring freedom. H.L. Mencken states that the average citizen will choose safety over freedom. The average citizen can be defined as a person who would rather put his safety before others even for the sake of his freedom; however, an extraordinary citizen will put his life on the line for others’ safety and freedom....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Respect and Freedom: Imperative Civic Values of an American Citizen

- Imperative Civic Values of an American Citizen This essay is asking a very tough question. It wants to know what I believe is the most essential civic value of being an American. There are many civic values that are essential to being an American such as: Respecting our government, the sense of pride about being an American, Courage, Justice, Integrity, and Freedom. There are several values that stand out, these civic values include: Courage, Justice, Integrity, Respect and the one civic value that stands out the most is freedom....   [tags: patriotism, patriotic, american values]

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The Last Bastion of Personal Freedom

- The Last Bastion of Personal Freedom A person up to date in today's society must acknowledge the importance and the parcticality of the internet. Just as in other areas of society, personal freedoms are stretched to the very limit on this modern invention, raising isuues in regards to what type of information the internet should be allowed to broadcast. Since its inception, the internet has spawned overnight millionaires, served as the new information medium, and even played host to some heinous crimes....   [tags: Papers]

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My Definition of Freedom

-                                                The constitution of the United States of America gives me the right to freedom because I am a United States citizen. I consider "freedom" to be 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" is another definition of freedom. Freedom has a different meaning to each individual thus making it hard to find a clear concise definition....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Give me Freedom or Give Death by Patric Henry

- Throughout his speech, Henry referenced a variety of Biblical themes. What are some of the most striking references Henry used. Why would these themes have resonated with his audience. This speech is timeless and would stir the patriotic spirit in many people. The message it contains can work for us today as well as it did for the colonists it was originally written for. Throughout time none of the power in this speech has diminished. It was a call for a young nation to say enough and stand up and fight for the liberty they so desired and deserved....   [tags: christianity, bible, god]

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Is Gender Inequality and More Pressing Issue Than Freedom

- I Introduction – an unfair comparison. This paper responds to the question “do laws against sex discrimination inappropriately prioritise the goal of gender equality over the promotion of other human rights like freedom?” The scope of this paper examines gender equality vis-à-vis other human rights/fundamental freedoms in the Australian context and with reference to the international phenomena. In this paper, I: (II) explore any authoritative basis for preferential status amongst human rights; (III) analyse the purpose and merits of gender equality; (IV) assess the criticisms of imbalance from a social justice perspective; and (IV) given that the law is dynamic, conclude whether comparisons...   [tags: rights, precedence, protection]

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Struggle of Freedom and Power

- Struggle of Freedom and Power Throughout history, it has been widely acknowledged that there has been a struggle between freedom and power and undeniably, this debate continues well into the 21st century. John Stuart Mill's essay On Liberty raises the point of whether in fact laws help to enforce liberty or whether in fact they act contrary to that objective by destroying it. Mill emphasises that the only purpose for power being rightfully exercised over any member of society, against his or her will, is to prevent harm to others....   [tags: Papers]

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Freedom of Expression: When Does It Cross the Line?

- Current fashion often provides its audience with surprises, when it comes to attracting consumers and making news in the fashion world. However, most believe that fashion should never cross the line of good taste. We have watched singers like Madonna and Lady Gaga “re-invent’ themselves each year by creating new outfits with outrageous fashion in art and advertising to sell their music. Now there are cases when the expression of these creations in retail promotions step over the line and offend some viewers, or cause controversy among the American people....   [tags: Fashion]

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Censorship: Freedom Or Suppression ?

- Censorship: Freedom or Suppression . Government censorship can be looked at as a blessing or an unneeded burden. I personally feel that all censorship is completely unnecessary and should be found unconstitutional. It is the countless moral views that bring no right answer for what should and should not be censored. I know that the governments version of censorship varies greatly from mine, just as mine does from a world wide view. The citizens of the United States are living in a pure democracy that has given us all first amendment rights....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Racism and Freedom of Expression

- Racism and Freedom of Expression Now more than ever we are able to witness racism at its most severe. With rising hostilities and racism between nations, inter – ethnic racism and institutional racism. Racism As the world becomes a smaller place and the with emergence of globalisation we may expect racism to be a thing of the past. However, this is not the case. For reasons I have trouble understanding, the world is coming to a point where racism is widespread and the situation is becoming increasingly becoming worse....   [tags: Papers]

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Loss Of Freedom Through Apathy

- Loss of Freedom Through Apathy We do have freedom in this country but we simply choose to ignore it. We live in a democracy, the most just kind of government, where we the people hold supreme power. It is an institution that is a culmination of revolutions, wars, philosophies and heroes. It is the greatest and proudest government in the world. One reason for this is that Americans have a right citizens of Iraq and China and North Korea only dreamed they could have. It took one of the greatest military epics in history for our Founding Fathers to receive this right....   [tags: essays research papers]

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America: Freedom And Violence

- America: Freedom and Violence Imagine the emotionless testimony of a violent youngster, who may not realize he is fingering an accomplice as he quickly excuses his violent act, ¡§Oh I don¡¦t know. I just saw it on TV.¡¨ Countless acts of senseless violence in the past few decades have led our society to believe that although freedom of speech is a trait that separates America from many other countries, it has also made us more brutal. Media outlets such as television, movies, and music have had a major impact on our nation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Against Limiting Individual Freedom

- Against Limiting Individual Freedom Individual freedom is one of the primary reasons our country was founded. Fed up with legislation such as the Quartering Act and Townsend Duties, our Founding Fathers penned the Declaration of Independence in order to establish a nation where everybody has the right to pursue happiness. However, people now feel that there should be limits on individual freedoms....   [tags: Papers]

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Hate Speech - Legal, but Unnecessary

- Hate Speech - Legal, but Unnecessary While a clear and concise definition remains forthcoming, it is easier to establish what hate speech is not. Hate speech is wrong but legal in the United States of America mostly because we have the freedom of speech. But the First Amendment exists precisely to protect the most offensive and controversial speech from government suppression. In this case, people are allowed to use hate speech and not get arrested or any legal actions against them. The best way to counter obnoxious speech such as this is with more speech....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Scope of Free Speech: Categoricalism versus The Balancing Approach

- “Fag burns.” “DIE.” These slurs were scrawled outside the GLBT office at N.C. State last October. Should the instigator be indicted for hate speech in addition to vandalism. Was this expression an act of hate speech. Or was it free speech. Is the message he conveyed protected under the First Amendment. Two and a half centuries ago, the nation’s forefathers drafted the Constitution of the United States. The aim of the Constitution is to protect the values that this nation was built upon. This document, arguably one of the nation’s most important, encompasses values such as democracy, equality, religious tolerance, as well as the freedom of speech....   [tags: Constitutional Rights, Crime]

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Graduation Speech: What is Next?

- What is graduation. Some people would say that it's proof of the freedom we will soon experience. Some say that it's the end of the best years of our lives. Some would say that it's when we're forced to grow up and become adults. Some would say that it's just another day, no different than any other day, other than the scrolls, the funny outfits and the clapping. Some go into it silent, awaiting their chance to be recognized for their victory dance. Some use stupid comparisons to describe it by saying that it's like the opening of a new door or that it's like taking another step on the never-ending ladder of life....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We Dit It!

- After being at County High for four years I can honestly say I will never forget my time here. I've met tons of people and have had some great experiences. I'm really honored to be given the chance to speak at our graduation. I've spent time with my fellow graduates and have gotten a comment on each of our staff members: "Nancy has always been there for me through boys, family and whatever. I'm grateful for her friendship." "Lynn just can't get mad, which was always cool with me." "Without Vickie, County High wouldn't be County High....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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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]

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Blake's Voice of Freedom

- Blake's Voice of Freedom Essay Question: “Blake’s voice is the voice of freedom.” Do you agree with this claim. Support your answer by reference to both Innocence and Experience. I strongly believe that ‘Blake’s voice is the voice of freedom’. As you read the poems in Songs of Innocence & Experience you get a strong sense of latitude. His poems really show the reader who William Blake was as a person. He expresses his dislike for authority, the monarchy and the church, but in a subtle way. He gives two versions of each poem, so that we can see it from a different point of view which, in my opinion, is a really clever thing to do....   [tags: The Songs of Innocence and Experience Essays]

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Symbolic Speech Should Be Protected

- Why Symbolic Speech Should Be Protected 1. The measure of a great society is the ability of its citizens to tolerate the viewpoints of those with whom they disagree. As Voltaire once said, “I may disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” (Columbia). This right to express one's opinion can be characterized as “freedom of speech.” The concept of “freedom of speech” is a Constitutional right in the United States, guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution: “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 th...   [tags: mh]

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Free Speech Should Not be Restricted

- Free Speech Should Not be Restricted I have an idea!  How about we let everyone freely speak their minds about issues and ideas.  Some will be better than others will of course, but the outcome will be a compilation of everyone’s best thoughts.  Everyone that is, except you.  We, meaning the country, decided that whatever it is that you have to say isn’t all that important and it is recommended that you keep all your thoughts to yourself as it is hard not to be offensive to everyone at the same time.  By offensive I mean to displease someone.  In general, no one really likes what you have to say.  Therefore it has been decided that you and only you will be silenced....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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The Constitutionality of Hate Speech

- In order to reduce the astonishing number of hate crimes in the United States, the Federal Government should restrict hate speech, and the expressions of hateful ideas, in all its forms, in all places, both public and private. However, it is imperative that hate speech be defined first. Contrary to some opinions, it is possible to accurately define hate speech, because hate speech does not actually have many elusive forms. Hate speech includes fighting words as defined in Chaplinsky vs. New Hampshire, and words that incite violence or aggression towards a specific group based on sex, sexual orientation, race, creed, or political orientation by the provision of information that is not valid a...   [tags: Papers]

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Hate Speech on the Internet

- Hate Speech on the Internet I. Hate Speech on the Internet Generally, hate speech receives constitutional protection and is not prosecuted that is why there are relatively few court cases addressing this issue on the Internet. For this reason, sites containing speech discriminating people because of their race or sexual inclinations are available on the Internet. These include the "Ku Klux Klan," "Nazis," "White Socialist Party," "Skinheads" or "Aryan Nation," for example, which speech is not directed to any person in particular, thus not punishable....   [tags: Papers]

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Social Media is Free Speech Gone Mad

- Social media is “media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue.” The notion of freedom of speech is “the right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content and subject only to reasonable limitations.” Social media rapidly travels virally, thus magnifying issues so that they are more exaggerated than they would be through conventional media....   [tags: Facebook Twitter YouTube Essays]

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Analysis of Malcolm X´s Speech: The Ballots or the Bullets

- Malcolm X once said, “It’ll be ballots, or it’ll be bullets. It’ll be liberty, or it will be death. The only difference about this kind of death—it’ll be reciprocal.” The Civil Rights Movement took place during the 1950’s-1960 and was a political movement for equality. Some of the leaders and followers were Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X. The purpose for this movement was equal rights for all races. One very influential speech during this time period was by Malcolm X called “The Ballot or the Bullet.” He gave his speech on April 3, 1964 at the Cory Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ohio....   [tags: Civil Rights, Segregation, Discimination]

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The Restriction of Free Speech in McCullen v. Coakley

- A controversial modern U.S. Supreme Court decision is the McCullen v. Coakley case. An initial ruling for this case in Massachusetts, “…has made it a crime for speakers to ‘enter or remain on a public way or sidewalk’ within 35 feet of an entrance, exit, or driveway of ‘a reproductive health care facility.’ The law applies only at abortion clinics…In effect, the law restricts the speech of only those who wish to use public areas near abortion clinics to speak about abortion from a different point of view” (American Bar Association)....   [tags: abortion, constitution, healthcare]

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Four Freedoms

- Ramsis #53 Mon. 4:00-6:40 History 110 Nobiletti 12/12/13 Four freedoms 11 months before the United States of America would declare war on Japan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a speech to the American people known as the “four freedoms” on January 6, 1941.1 The main purpose of this speech was to rally support to enter World War 2, however in order to declare war the United States Of America had to abandon the isolationist policies that emerged out of WWI. These four freedoms would establish human rights after the war, but more importantly they would resonate through the United States for decades after the war....   [tags: freedom of spech, freedom of religion, want, fear]

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Free Speech on the Internet

- Free Speech on the Internet Freedom of speech has been a big issue on the Internet lately. But I'd like to suggest that, properly viewed, "policy markets" are a much bigger free speech issue than the recent ban on "indecent" internet posts. First, let's start with the puzzle "why free speech?". What is the fundamental difference between a legislature forbidding some people from making "indecent" speech at the request of others who fear being offended by such speech, and a legislature taxing some people to pay for other people's education or recreation....   [tags: Web Laws Politics Rights Essays]

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The Origins of Free Speech

- The origins of free speech can be traced back to sixteenth century England and the reign of Henry VII.  Due to the ascension of the printing press and the proliferation of ideology contrary to the crown, Henry established laws against seditious libel, the criticism of English government or government officials.  To enforce these laws, Henry created three administrative branches -- privy counsel, stationers company and star chamber.  The privy counsel was in charge of licensing.  In order to publish, one first had to be cleared by the privy counsel.  The stationers company kept a census of all English publication.  This surveillance group recorded such information as the target audience and p...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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free speech or just offensive

- Free Speech or Just Offensive. A highly debated topic as of late has been the staggering rise of offensive language and topics of the music industry, which have infiltrated through. Should the artists of this music be punished for corrupting the minds of the people who listen to it. Or should the musician's rights be protected by the first amendment. The main problem to be seen is that this music has become extremely popular to the youth. With this popularity comes blow after blow from the media, parents, and organizations putting down the music because they believe it's corrupting the children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Rhetorical Analysis of the I Have a Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

- From Doctor King’s speech, I quote: “ This is the faith that I go back to the South With. And with this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful brother hood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to play together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” “And when this day happens, all men will be able to join hands and sing in the worlds of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last, free at last....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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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]

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Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have A Dream Speech

- On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In his, “I have a dream” speech, King addressed his encouragement of white and black people working together to achieve racial peace and harmony. He especially wanted to teach the young blacks that equality could be gained through the use of non-violence. The main reason King used nonviolence was to create a situation so different from the usual, that it will open the door to negotiations of desegregation and equal opportunity....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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freedom expressed

- Freedom of Expression The statement that most of us are not really very tolerant of people who express unpopular ideas, or act in nonconforming ways is nothing less than the out right truth. The accuracy of this statement just helps you to realize that you do not want to hear something that is going against the grain of society. There should be judges who strictly deal with these kinds of very sensitive cases. We need to try to find others ways when we think that we are not being heard if we are expressing unpopular ideas, or act in nonconforming ways....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have A Dream Speech

- Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to the thousands of African Americans who had marched on Washington, D.C. at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The date of the speech was August 28, 1963, but it is one that will live for generations. Of course his purpose was to convince his audience on several fronts: he sought to persuade the black community to stand up for the rights afforded them under the Constitution, and he also sought to demonstrate to the white community that a "simple" black man could so effectively use powers of persuasion that they too would have reason to join the cause....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Patrick Henry's Famous Speech

- Patrick Henry's Famous Speech 'Give me liberty or give me death.' These famous words were uttered by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775, as a conclusion to his speech delivered to the Virginia House of Burgesses. Within his speech, he uses the three rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos) to convey a feeling of urgency toward the changes occurring in policy within the Americas implemented by the British government. He cleverly uses these appeals to disrupt the paradigm that Great Britain is going to let the American people have any liberty....   [tags: History Patrick Henry Essays]

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Graduation Speech: We Are the Leaders of Tomorrow

- Anne Frank confided to her diary that, "Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." And as we, the class of 2006, stand at the end of one path in our lives, and stare out at the field of possibilities before us, we are faced with awesome decisions. We have a wealth of knowledge behind us -- our parents and our families. We are at a point where we must decide where to go and what to do. One misstep now, even the slightest one, can cause a lifetime of regret....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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let freedom ring

- Let Freedom Ring Freedom and responsibility, freedom-ability to act freely; A state in which somebody is able to do as he or she chooses, without being subject to any restraints or restrictions, authority to make decisions independently. Responsibility- (accountability) the state fact or position of being responsible for somebody; (blame) the blame for something that has happened that you were responsible for; something to be responsible for: something for which a person or an organization is responsible....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Speech

- 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 anything he wants....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graduation Speech: I Have No Regrets

- I thought that I'd start by taking a picture, being as this is the last time that I'm going to see the majority of you. So could everybody smile. OK, now that that is done with, I would like to start out with a quote. "As people used to be wrong about the motion of the sun, so they are still wrong about the motion of the future. The future stands still, it is we who move in infinite space." (Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet). Webster's dictionary describes commencement as a beginning. Perhaps many of you believed that commencement was an ending....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Freedom of Expression Must be Upheld in America

- Freedom of Expression Must be Upheld in America It's the amendment all United States citizens know: the first. This amendment is so huge that there is even an organization dedicated to protecting the rights guaranteed by it called the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Some people nowadays disagree with the idea that freedom of expression is guaranteed, believing only freedom of speech and religious practices are express rights given by the constitution in the first amendment, and that the term "freedom of expression" is too broad an interpretation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Freedom vs. Determination

- Are we determined or are we free. This is a question that is hotly debated on both sides of the issue. Determinists would say that we, as humans, are determined through our society, religion, and, most of all, by our families. However, supporters of free will would have arguments for each of these same points in their favor. I say that no matter which way one approaches this subject one finds both, free will and determinism, in each of these arguments. Society, for one, can be seen as determining one's public behavior, moral responsibility, and how one is to survive in today's environment....   [tags: comparison]

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A Comparison of Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech and Mandela's Glory and Hope Speech

- I Have a Dream and Glory and Hope were two speeches given, respectively, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela at times of great need; at times when ignorance and racially-based hubris intertwined themselves in the sparse gaps of human understanding. At first glance, the facets of humanity and blanket tranquillity seem to be in natural accord. Philosophers have struggled with the reason behind the absolute absence of peace as everybody, by definitions both classical and modern, longs for peace; conflict arrives from the disagreement on how to obtain it....   [tags: comparison compare contrast]

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Graduation Speech: What Lies Ahead

- I cried on my 18th Birthday. I cried because to me it signified that my childhood was over -- That I would never be able to relive some of the greatest moments of my life. I remember that day after school I was talking to one of my good friends, Betty Lou, and I mentioned to her how sad it was that we would all soon be leaving County HIgh. Betty smiled and looked at me and said, "But there is so much more in store for us ahead." Last October I was sitting in Mr. Fooler's British Literature class and he had us read this poem by Louis MacNiece: Birds flitting in and out of the barn Bring back an Anglo-Saxon story: The great wooden hall with the long fires down the center, Their feet in the...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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We Must Fight for Internet Freedom

- We Must Fight for Internet Freedom Have you ever wished you could be a part of a movement that would change the world. To be part of a movement that made a positive difference on the world as a whole. I wanted to be that guy pounding a sledgehammer on the Berlin Wall, or the man blocking the path of the tank coming down the street in Tiananmen Square. These were symbols of brave people trying to make changes to the world in which they live. Here we had ordinary people caught up in a movement for Human Rights and were immortalized because of freedoms and rights we cherish....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun – Freedom

- A Raisin in the Sun – Freedom Have you ever found money coming between you and your family and disrupting love and life. Money can destroy families and change them for the worse. In the Raisin in the Sun, the author Lorraine Hansberry, uses events of her life to relate and explain how the Younger family, of Chicago's South side, struggles and improves throughout the book. One main cause for their family's problems is because of money and how it causes anger to control the family....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]

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Hate Speech

- Hatespeech 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 III, it is not. “When racist speech takes the form of face-to-face insults, catcalls, or other assaultive speech aimed at an individual or small group of persons, it falls directly within the “fighting words” exception to First Amendment p...   [tags: essays papers]

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Don't Confuse Freedom with Individual Rights

- How many times have we heard people justifying their needs by saying something like, "This is a free country. I have the right to (anything goes here)". For words that people use quite frequently, they are often misused and misunderstood. From my point of view, it seems that most people use them as an alternative to explaining the real reasons why they want something. So let me tell you what I think the two words mean in practice. Freedom is taking responsibility for you own actions and your own life.  If for example someone says, "I am freeing you of the need to make decisions", they are in fact taking your freedom away....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive essays]

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