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Myers and Freedom of Speech

- Myers and Freedom of Speech Myers did would not have hurt others in any way whatsoever. Had his actions not been silenced they could have led to the discovery of the true opinions of employees, which could have possibly led to changes in office procedures. Granted, Myers questionnaire could have possibly offended managers in the office, but according to Mill, all controversial speech causes offense and this is not an excuse for censorship. Speech offends people that do not agree with it and if we permit the majority to censor anything and everything that they do not agree with, we run the risk of silencing a possible truth....   [tags: Papers]

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Freedom of Speech

- Freedom of Speech In a society where the media creates stereotypes, showcases imperfect celebrities as role models, and often hurts more than helps the public with its mad rush for ratings, musical expression is an indicator of the times, not a cause of crimes. If Ice-T's violent and degrading song is offensive, it is because the listeners ask for offensive. They want to rebel, to shock the world, and musical artists are more than willing to help them out. The problems of broken homes, misled teens, and a culture too reliant on its own powers and not enough on God are therefore reflected in the type of music it listens to....   [tags: Papers]

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Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech

- Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced by Governments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political, and religious. The most common type is moral censorship which restricts obscene material....   [tags: Papers]

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Freedom of speech

- Do Americans take the First Amendment for granted, or use it, as a clutch to say what they feel is appropriate. The First Amendment states 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. (Siegel 3) But what is Freedom of Speech. It is our ability to say what we want, when we want and to whom we want....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Freedom of Speech or Censorship

- Freedom of Speech or Censorship America has seen a growing popularity in radio talk shows and hate speech. Some of these radio shows are little more than outlets for violence and racism. These types of shows breed paranoia and are fueled by the bottom line. Critics seek to silence these outlets of prejudice and all others, but at what cost to our freedom of speech. Talk radio has been described as hate radio. It stirs up controversial issues dealing with guns, homosexuals, and racial minorities....   [tags: Papers]

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The Conflict of Freedom of Speech and Our Desire For Healthy Campaigns in a Healthy Democracy

- The Conflict of Freedom of Speech and Our Desire For Healthy Campaigns in a Healthy Democracy What we have here is two important values in direct conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both. House Minority Leader Richard The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter....   [tags: Papers]

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Censorship vs Freedom of Speech

- 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]

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Freedom of Speech: Should We Be Spending Money to Transmit Messages?

- ... Regardless of the entity or citizen, freedom of speech should be treated the same across the board. How is it constitutionally acceptable to limit a corporation from spending money on a candidate that they feel portrays their beliefs or goals. After all, a corporation is made up of citizens of the United States and is a form of accumulated people. Donating to a cause or something that is believed in is making a statement and is protected by the constitution. An argument to consider is that a corporation is not an individual citizen, therefore, cannot be included in the constitution as having the same rights and protections that a natural citizen would have....   [tags: freedom, idea, belief, restrict]

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Should There Be Restrictions to Freedom of Speech

- Should there be restrictions to freedom of speech synonyms, and is there a scarcity of freedom that is given to individuals. Freedom to the people has been Americas greatest accomplishment, yet the checks and balances placed between the lines of freedom are not defined. Obscenity speeches are defined as outside the boundaries of the First Amendment protection. Libel and Slander of public figures must be proven by malice; the reckless disregard for the truth. Commercial speeches can be banned by the government as illegal if the information if deceptive to the readers....   [tags: first amendment, slander]

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Should the Policy of Internet Censorship Be Adopted in the Society?

- Nowadays, Internet Surfing might have been viewed as a part of our daily life, since the Internet has provided a virtual reality with enormous freedom. Actually, possessing the features of speediness, immediateness, freeness and borderlessness, the Internet was a free domain for every user to act whatever they want. In this cyberspace, someone suggests that the policy of Internet censorship is needed to prevent users from misusing the Internet. However, some people argue that the Internet censorship should not be adopted, as the freedom of speech is the basic human right....   [tags: freedom of speech and expression, cybercrimes]

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The First Amendment

- In America the Amendment 1 of the U.S. Constitution gives the American people the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Most notably Amendment 1 is known for and most often cited as giving the Freedom of Speech. Even before this amendment was ratified people in the U.S. were protesting, as in the Boston Tea Party. Protesting has been a way to effect change in America. A question to ask is this: is there a right way or wrong way to protest. Others protest that has had an effect on America since the Amendment was ratified are protest against war such as Vietnam and Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Civil Rights Movement, and more recently the prot...   [tags: Freedom of Speech]

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Media Needs to Have Self-Regulation

- ... It is evident that there are some very successful regulations because there are rating on movies and video games, and the fact that there is a lack of mature content on television channels labeled “children’s” channels and during times when there may be more children watching other “regular” channels. However, even these are only transient successes. It is possible to release unrated movies, the only reason there are not so many is that very few cinemas will show unrated films. Furthermore, there is still mature programming playing at all times of the day....   [tags: entertaining, government, freedom, speech]

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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]

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Censorship and Freedom of Speech

- Censorship may be protection from inappropriate materials, but it also limits free speech. For the limitation of free speech, it is reasonable why people are emphatically against censorship. It is understood that there is a need to filter some of the materials released in today’s society, but too much is being done by people who have no right meddling with everyone’s rights. Civilization has always been plagued by a never ending battle being fought over what is deemed right and wrong. In today’s culture, censorship oppresses everything in the media....   [tags: American Constitution, Bill of Rights]

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What´s Citizen Journalism or Public Journalism?

- ... Therefore, this essay will argue that citizen journalism has apparently positive aspects in promoting democratization by removing corrupted regimes and being the first in providing media coverage. To some degree, citizen journalism has several disadvantages which may have negative impacts on the quality news provided. One of these disadvantages is the low level of credibility. Therefore, citizen journalists are usually not invited to attend any media conference or meeting because they do not have formal training and qualifications in the media field (Bruns 2010 p.3)....   [tags: quality, credibility, freedom of speech]

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The Freedom of Speech in the Tinker V. Des Moines Independent Community School District

- The First Amendment of the United States gives citizens the five main rights to freedom. Freedom of speech is one of the rights. If people did not have the freedom of speech there would be no way of expressing one’s self and no way to show individuality between beliefs. This Amendment becomes one of the issues in the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District Supreme Court case that happened in December of 1969. In the case of Tinker v. Des Moines there were five students that got suspended for wearing armbands to protest the Government’s policy in Vietnam....   [tags: beliefs, rights, freedom, speech]

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The United States and the U.S.S.R’s Literary Freedom

- After World War II, some countries would limit the literary freedom available to fictional authors and other writers. Specifically in the U.S.S.R, they would put policies on what one could publish and one could not. In addition, the United States would put slight limitations on their literary works. They implied that nationalism and heroic acts of their military members should be displayed in all published works regarding the war. The countries also wanted stories published that would degrade their opponents compared to them....   [tags: speech freedom, nationalism, publishers]

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Freedom of Speech in the School System: Rights for Dean and Students

- ... In violating the dean’s demands, I have violated a reasonable school policy, which constitutes a valid reason for disciplinary action. Assuming that I have been previously communicated of the existence of the new policy, there is enough evidence to prove my violation was intentional. Regarding the first situation in question, my rights have not been infringed upon. The second problem stems from my planned participation on a student rally to protest an increase in tuition. Contrary to an editorial in the school newspaper, a speech delivered at a non-school event – even if it takes place on school premises – does not constitute school-sponsored speech (Poling)....   [tags: Editorial, Opinion, Ammendments]

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Freedom of Speech in America

- No, all speech and expressions are not free in the United States of America even though government tries to claim that it is. If all speech were free in America, there is no way that a coach of a football team should be allowed to tell his football players to delete their twitter accounts. In the article “Towson Twitter ban comes as legislators move to protect student freedom”, the Towson football coach says he is trying to protect his football team which is why he is making them delete their Twitter, but the football players are not kids....   [tags: Censorship, Free]

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The United States Government and Information on the Internet

- ... The Pew Research Center reports that “broad majorities continue to say that the press acts as a watchdog by preventing political leaders from doing things that should not be done, a view that is as widely held today as at any point over the past three decades”. A past event that demonstrates how the press has persuaded the nation to lose confidence in its leader would be the Watergate scandal. When President Nixon destroyed information, he was nearly forced from office. Also the belief that the press should used as a check on political leaders’ power is shared by nearly everyone....   [tags: freedom of speech, journalists, control]

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Safety vs Freedom of Speech

- Look around you America. Your world is changing. Suddenly it’s no longer safe to fly in airplanes, attend sporting events, or just open your junk mail. Almost daily, news of threats and security breach’s litter the airwaves, leaving many asking the same question. “How can we make our country safe again?” Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer. America is united in the cause, but divided over the methods of preventing terrorism. At this time of uncertainty, many are urging Americans to “give up” some of their freedoms and privacy in exchange for safety....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Appropriate Use of Freedom of Speech

- ... If all incidences were appraised and judged by freedom of speech, the country would be chaotic, turbulent or possibly even be destroyed. Freedom of speech is written in the constitution, which means its spirit should be protected and obeyed. However, the constitution just consists of short clauses; everyone can interpret it in their own way and perform with their own ideologies. In this perplexing situation, the government should supplement several details, and each leader himself should add his own opinion of it under the essential principle that the constitution cannot be concocted....   [tags: english, government, policy]

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The Views On Human Based Climate Change

- According to Mill, Freedom of expression, “…being almost of as much importance as the liberty of thought itself and resting in great part on the same reasons” (71), is practically inseparable from freedom of thought. Mill argues for both together saying that we need to have the freedom to think as we please and form our own opinions whether they be right or wrong, and to be able to have free discussion forums to present our different opinions. The opposing views of others stand to challenge our current opinions on a subject and the ability to have a free discussion is vital to figuring out the whole truth....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship, Freedom of thought]

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Pros and Cons of Freedom of Speech on the Internet

- Since the Internet burst free of academic cloisters into the public domain during 1990s, it has been thoroughly debated whether the individual’s remarks and comments on the Internet should be restricted. Also this has drawn increasing attention due to popularity of the emerging social net like Facebook and Twitter in recent years. While some advocate that everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, others argue that an uncontrollable medium of anarchy may occur owing to the freedom of speech....   [tags: restricted, social net, internet]

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She 's Not There By Jennifer Boylan

- Jennifer Boylan’s novel, She’s Not There; A Life In Two Genders, describes the reality of coping with living a life as a transgendered individual, and how this transition in one’s life effects family and friends. Boylan’s colorful and diverse life is a perfect example of the evolving American Dream of self-exploration, and individuality. The American Dream has been an ever changing idea which, over several decades has transformed into something which is much different from when it began. This transformation is very similar to the one that Boylan experienced herself....   [tags: Gender, Marriage, Transgender, Freedom of speech]

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Security versus Liberty in the US Fight Against Terror

- ... The critics pointed a finger at the fact that the Congress only had 15 minutes to read the Patriot Act before they would vote for or against it, even though they would need the United States Laws and several hours to fully understand the act. (Calabresi and Crowley, 2013) This is not the first time new acts would increase security on expense of liberty. History shows us that in times of war, the government has often restricted personal freedom in the name of national security. Already in 1798 in the French-American war they passed an act that allowed deportation and dentations of aliens and prohibited criticism against the government....   [tags: privacy is important for freedom of speech]

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Arguments for and Against Improving the Freedom of Expression in Social Network Sites in China

-   In the past few years, the social network of China has been developing rapidly with a considerable amount of new social network softwares and users. However, the government have a stringent policy on the freedom of expression in social network. The merits of improving the freedom of social network expression have been thoroughly debated. While some people expect a higher degree of freedom to speak out freely to express real thoughts easily, others concern on the network order. This paper examines both the arguments for and against improving the freedom of expression in social network and provides suggestions based on these arguments....   [tags: restrictions on the internet, freedom of speech]

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Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition

- Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition There are three main reasons why we have or need our Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. First, the 1st Amendment gives us our independence. Second, it also gives us the right to express ourselves. Last but not least, it allows people to express themselves without constraint by the government. The 1st Amendment is a very essential freedom that everyone should be entitled to. Our independence is the most important essential need of humans....   [tags: Papers]

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Freedom Of Speech : An Essential Part Of A Democratic Society

- Although freedom of speech is regarded by many as an essential part of a democratic society, there is ongoing debate as to how far this right should extend, and whether it is acceptable to place limitations upon the right on the grounds that the speech could be classified as “hate speech”. Hate speech is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “speech expressing hatred or intolerance of other social groups”. This covers a wide array of language, from racist or homophobic language, through to the publication of unsavoury views such as holocaust denialism....   [tags: Human rights, Democracy, Freedom of speech]

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The Importance of Freedom of Speech in Higher Education

- Freedom of speech is the right given to every individual. Everyone has been given the right to speak their mind and share their opinions. This right is always important but in higher learning, it is essential. Without freedom of speech the whole idea of higher education would just be a contradiction. When an institute of higher education tries to resist this right the whole purpose of the institute becomes contradicted. One needs their right to freely speak their mind for higher education to be a successful venture....   [tags: acceptance, ideas, restriction]

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The Argument Against Uniforms in Schools

- I don’t think children or teens should have to wear school uniforms. It deprives them of their freedom of speech. They should have the right to wear what they want when they want. The uniforms are degrading and appalling. Everything would be dull and boring if everyone looked the same and wore the same stuff. Whatever happened to our U.S. Constitution. Some kids become stressed out and could get depressed because they cannot choose what they can wear, In Our own country. The land of the free and the home of the brave and we can’t even choose what we wear....   [tags: Freedom of Speech, Socioeconomic Differences]

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The Importance of Freedom of Speech in College

- ... When freedom of speech is confined in higher institutions, it diminishes the budding adult’s importance of this crucial right. Freedom of speech was formulated by our founding fathers to insure that all citizens had a right to speak out against whatever injustices done to them without fear of punishment. However, the institutions that are responsible for the advancement of America’s future tax-paying citizens are denying them one of the most important rights of our country. Some universities are even digging their noses deeper and require their athletes to give them full access in their social networks....   [tags: Opinions, Censorship, Restraint]

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Freedom of Speech: A Double-edged Sword

- Freedom of speech has been a topic of discussion for many years. Since democracy was established in many countries to provide safety and rights, freedom of speech has been one of the most important rights in any constitution. Freedom of speech constitutes a human right that all people should have and one that must be respected. As individuals, we are entitled to express our opinions, write, publish or communicate, and such expressions must be, if not shared, respected. Different countries have certain level of tolerance at the moment of executing this right....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]

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Should The First Amendment Stop Protecting Hate Speech?

- This Title is Censored Should the First Amendment stop protecting hate speech. In Derek Bok’s “Protecting Freedom of Expression on the Campus”, he argues that hate speech should be protected as censorship would be against the First Amendment. He declares “One reason why the power of censorship is so dangerous is that it is extremely difficult to decide when a particular communications is offensive enough to warrant prohibition or to weigh the degree is offensiveness against the potential value of communication.......   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship]

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Are Corporations People? And The Freedom Of Speech

- Carlos Solórzano R. Proctor POLS 1 December 4, 2015 Are Corporations People. The first amendment states 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” (law.cornell.edu). So, according to the Amendment, the freedom of speech it provides applies to “the people”. Corporations have this freedom of speech, but are corporations’ people....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Natalie Munroe's Blog and Freedom of Speech

- One of the most important and difficult professions is teaching. Teachers play a vital role in nurturing the intellectual and social development of various students during their maturing years. Teachers employ more time with the students on a daily basis than parents do. Thus, parents entrust the teachers with an enormous responsibility to guide their children to become useful members of society; however, this task becomes difficult for a teacher when she faces the lack of respect and discipline from her students....   [tags: Teachers, Education, Development]

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Freedom Of Speech : Freedom

- Freedom of Speech Freedom of speech is completely known as people expressing their opinions publically without any interference. The United States of America is a free country where freedom of speech is in the first amendment and reads like this: "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech. People are free to act in the way they feel comfortable. Whether that freedom comes from religion, dress code, a person wearing their traditional clothing, or a Muslim woman wearing their burqa and covering their whole body and just leaving their eyes visible to the public....   [tags: Human rights, United States, Islam]

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Freedom Of Speech And Expression

- Freedom of Speech and Expression Although we are guaranteed freedom of speech in our fundamental freedoms under section two of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and freedom of expression under section two (b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Anti Terrorism Act infringes this right. Much of “political activity, including expression and activism that challenges government policy is and always has been a target of high policing in Canada.” (Larsen, M., 2015) Perhaps the government feels threatened by new ideas and does not want to be challenged....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship, Freedom of thought]

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What We Really Want? Truth or Lie

- Workers like telling lies, because it’s what the leaders want to hear .With clients like telling lies, because it’s what the customers want to hear .Telling lies among friends, because it’s what they want to hear .Couples lie to each other, because the it’s what they wants to hear. But sometimes you do not want them to lie to you, or you do not want to know that they lied. Trust has so many purposes, the trust we want to listen, the trust we do not want to listen, the truth we cannot say, and the truth we neglect....   [tags: the onion, political, freedom of speech]

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Freedom of Speech in Cinema

- Much like football and fresh apple pie, the cinema is an American pastime. It is rooted in the 20th century and has matured over the decades, mirroring the social and cultural growth of our nation. Compared to their precursors, contemporary films vary in content and target audience and convey a multitude of messages to viewers. But film would not demonstrate such variety without the cultural staple of our media, a constitutional right that is, in itself, an American pastime. Freedom of speech, as provided by the First Amendment, has fertilized the growth of cinema, and, in kind, the history of film has proven that free speech is easily applied to many media platforms, protective of controve...   [tags: social growth, culture, media, First Ammendment]

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Freedom of Speech

- College in America – A place of unrivaled independent thought and haven for those who wish to better themselves through higher learning – or is it. Unfortunately, our impression of college, especially those of naive high school students, is far from its actual reality. When entering college, we expect to embark on the journey of self-enlightenment and expression known as education, on which our forefathers established the opportunity for us to pursue, yet all too often are we met with restrictions on what we thought were the most basic of our rights....   [tags: liberties, college, consitution]

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Freedom Of Speech And Arguments For Free Speech

- Thomas Jefferson once said, “Where the press is free and every man is able to read, all is safe”. In his quote, Thomas Jefferson is referring to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech also referred to as freedom of expression (Roleff). The freedom of speech is an unalienable right given to every citizen of the United States of America. The Bill of Rights, which includes the first amendment, was drafted in 1789 and adopted in 1791. In 1925, the United States Supreme Court declared the freedom of speech as a civil liberty....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Media And Culture By Richard Campbell

- Freedom is the idea that founded the greatest country to exist: The United States of America. This principle has guided the way for other countries to create and share their own freedoms and constitutions. Within America, the Bill of Rights might be the most important document for any citizens to walk within the borders. On that document, the understanding of freedom to believe, speak, press, and assemble hold the highest value. In the modern context, freedom of speech is under fire. Examples raging from all corners of the country: Donald Trump’s word choice, cartoon drawings of Muhammad, comedians, and many more....   [tags: Freedom of speech]

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Is Censorship Unconstitutional?

- ... Which is why, in 2011, The Stop Online Privacy Act swooped in with the desire to call copy right in fragments to a halt, mainly backed by people in high stances in large corporations. SOPA’s made desire was to stop fan made art, stories, videos, songs, and parodies. SOPA gave the US Department of Justice the right to control US Internet providers, and force sites like Youtube to delete all material that contained copy right in fragments. This would basically wipe out the entire Internet, because copy righted material would be completely unavailable unless purchased....   [tags: freedom of speech, thirst for knowledge]

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Freedom Of Speech : Social Media

- Freedom of Speech Social media has taken us ages ahead when it comes to freedom of speech, and the internet has given more networks through which individuals can connect their ideas and feelings. Society can blog about government, post videos about topics we feel strongly about, and with the ability to get things off our chests through places like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. However, who makes the call about what is suitable and is pushing the limits of freedom of speech too far. Freedom to speak is “without restriction or limitation.” Still, this does not mean that individuals was allowed to go around saying anything they want about whomever or whenever they want....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Importance of the Freedom of Speech

- There is no other government in the world that gives freedom to the people like the United States of America. In the last sixty years, American courts, have made a set of legal doctrines that protect all forms of the freedom of expression. The First Amendment is a great respect toward the freedom of religion. It also prevents the government from "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." In the early history of America, protecting freedom has been very important to Americans....   [tags: US Constitution History Amendment]

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Journalism Censorship in Venezuela

- “Journalism is not a crime,” (Echeverria 1) several journalists are protesting against government censorship of the media; journalists see that they are having lack of freedom when they write. Journalists can no longer write with liberty, the government restricts them. In many cases, governments punish journalists when they write against them. For example, nowadays Venezuela is in a critical situation due to the poor management of the government. Several journalists have been arrested for trying to communicate to the world about what is going on in Venezuela....   [tags: freedom of speech]

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Marketplace of Ideas

- The first thing that I want to do before I start my research paper is to define what the marketplace of ideas is. It is a basis of freedom of expression based on the principle of theory of the free market in economics. The marketplace of ideas concept believes that the truth will come out from an open and public forum. It often pertains to freedom of speech and of the press and the responsibilities of different types of media in politics. It also pertains to free trade of ideas. According to conservipedia.com, the marketplace of confronts “bad speech” with “good speech.” On the same site, it gives an explanation of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes interpretation in Ab...   [tags: Holmes, freedom of speech, media, politics]

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Offensive Material

- In Voltaire’s biography, S.G. Tallentyre penned the famous quote, “I disapprove of what you way, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This quote is often repeated in first-amendment discussions and freedom of speech debates, as it acknowledges the need to preserve freedom, even in spite of its allowance for distasteful and even potentially offensive expression. The internet is a powerful venue for knowledge. With information on virtually any topic, collaborative forums, and a massive library of media, it seems at times that everything is available on the internet....   [tags: Internet, freedom of speech, filtering, freedom]

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Freedom, Order, And Equality

- Maya Rzajeva Robin Datta 9057 2/06/2016 Freedom, order, and Equality The difficulty associated with democracy is evident in making challenging choices which unavoidably create conflict between critical values of a political system. The three main aims of democratic governments include maintenance of order, provision of basic liberties, and promotion of equality. In pursuance of these goals, governments infringe on the freedom of individuals, however, the level of the infringement depends on the commitment of a specific government to equality and order....   [tags: Democracy, Government, Freedom of speech]

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Lack of Freedom Of Speech in Sudan

- ... There is no restriction on the personnel in those services. There are many journalists that have been put into jail. Moreover, many press runs have been seized by the government and many newspapers have been closed. For instance, Al-Watan (a newspaper) was suspended by the security police just because it published articles about government corruption. Restrictions are also imposed on international journalists. Similar is the case with the use of Internet. It won’t be incorrect to state that Sudan has no respect and reverence for the freedom of speech, freedom of connection, contribution and nonviolent assemblage....   [tags: Africa, Media, Government]

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Limitations Of Freedom Of Speech

- ... 20) and she further writes that there are two basic forms of responses or respect. One form of response would be evaluative respect or a form of respect given out of great respect. This respect can vary based on the opinions, feelings, or views of an individual. Since an individual 's moral compass can vary many degrees from topic, person or issue this form of respect would likely not be the best type of respect to develop a basis or decision on, moral or ethical. A better form of respect to evaluate moral or ethical issues on would be that of an evaluative respect....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Moral psychology]

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Freedom of Speech

- Freedom Of Speech Do you think swearing is right. Well everybody in the world does it either its addressing it to someone, threatening someone, or even just saying it for no reason. Freedom of speech is important because it gives a person a chance to express themselves freely without having to get in trouble or anything. People around the world listen to swearing almost everyday. There are sometimes that you can get in trouble for saying what you want (I.e. threatening someone for there life). If you were to threaten someone for there life, you will get arrested....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Persuasive]

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Freedom of Speech and Expression

- On December 15, 1791, Congress adopted the freedom of speech as a constitutional right under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as a law to protect all American citizens. The law clearly states 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” (www.law.cornell.edu)....   [tags: Law, Autonomy, Ethics]

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Freedom Of Speech And Hate Speech

- There is often a lot of confusion when it comes to the First Amendment and what can or cannot be said. A lot of people think because the First Amendment protects against prosecution from the government for freedom of speech that they, can say or post online whatever they want. Freedom of speech may give people the right to say anything they want, but not always without consequences. The First Amendment does not fully protect people from being prosecuted for using or directing hate speech at a certain group or person, depending if they’re using “fighting words”....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Amendment Of Freedom Of Speech

- ... Johnson, in front of Dallas City Hall, Gregory Johnson was burning a US flag in protest of the Reagan administration’s policies. Johnson was then sentenced to one year of jail time and had to pay a $2,000 fine. The case was appealed and the decision was reversed by the Texas Court of Appeals. The case then went to the most supreme court of the land the Supreme Court, who in a 5 to 4 decision, stated that Johnson’s flag burning protest was protected by First Amendment. The court stated that his actions fell under the category of expressive conduct, the fact that an audience took offense to Johnson’s actions does not justify prohibitions of speech (Chicago Kent College of Law, n.d)....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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A Common Point Of View

- It is a very common point of view that individuals have the right to their opinions. Indeed, a central feature of autonomy is the freedom of thought, and any person or society which values individual autonomy must consequently treat it as a fundamental right. A fundamental right is one that may not be violated, even for the sake of a public good. As it would be wrong to kill ten carriers of a dangerous disease to prevent its spread to a thousand others, it would be wrong to punish people for holding unpopular or even reprehensible beliefs....   [tags: Hate speech, Freedom of speech, Censorship]

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The Constitution And The Freedom Of Speech

- ... For example, the freedom of religion and freedom of assembly are both important liberties that allow each citizen of America the rights to do what they want within the law. Since President Donald Trump wants to change those liberties by giving executive orders mandating that these proposals become policy, Trump’s policies will not only violate the First Amendment but also the Muslim community. For instance, the freedom of religion prevents the government from setting up or establishing an official religion for the country....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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Censorship And Its Effect On Society

- Censorship is detrimental to society. People can’t learn from their mistakes if we hide them. People can’t decide the best option if we say there are no options. People can’t understand each other if they don’t know what anyone is thinking. People can’t mature when they are “protected” from mean words. People can’t be themselves when they are being censored. Censorship is the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts. Which parts are considered unacceptable, depends entirely on the person viewing them....   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Thought]

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Should The Government Effectively Censor the Internet?

- ... As a democracy we should have no censorship lest we follow Chinas example and start dropping the hammer on any poor Joe who has the guts to question the government. As a democracy the government has to have the people on its side because we are the ones who give them the power to make decisions that affect all of us. But if they start to pass bills into law that allow monitoring of citizens on the web. That would allow agencies to spy on anyone because they might do something. One example of this is the recent Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act that was passed by the House of Representatives in April 2013....   [tags: reducing privacy, freedom of speech]

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Banning Books Goes Against The First Amendment

- ... Henry Reichman says that censorship is “the removal, suppression, or restricted circulation of literary, artistic or educational materials…on the grounds that these are morally or otherwise objectionable in light of the standards applied by the censor,” (Sharon Cromwell, 2005). While the First Amendment gives us the right to free speech, some people believe that censorship is needed in some cases. While some people believe that we should have the freedom to decide for themselves, other do not agree with that....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship]

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Freedom Of Speech By The Johnson V. Texas Debate

- ... Once Johnson’s court case came, Johnson argued that he was using the freedom of speech. More specifically, symbolic speech. Johnson then took his case all the way to the Supreme Court. The main issue was that Johnson was burning an American flag in public. Since Johnson was committing those actions, the police feared that Johnson’s actions would spark anger, and therefore arrested him. Some people believed that if anyone was openly burning an American flag out in public property, that that was against the law and could even be considered as treason to some....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Protection Of Freedom Of Speech

- ... (Steiner v. Darby, 1948) Freedom of speech for public employees took a huge step forward in 1968 due to the court case Pickering v Board of Education. “Pickering v. Board of Education became the foundation of today’s public employee speech jurisprudence.” (Hudson Jr., 2002) The basis of this case was that a public school teacher Marvin L. Pickering was fired in retaliation of a letter he sent to the local newspaper criticizing the Board and school Superintendent on fundraising efforts for the school system and how funds were disproportionately allocated to the school’s educational and athletic programs....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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How Social Media Websites Become An Effective Strategy For Countering Online Terrorism And Violent Extremism?

- ... These questions are important because they will be a marker of the limits of surveillance users are willing to accept. They have intentionally been placed prior to questions related to online terrorist or violent extremist content, because it is believed that the introduction of the topic would responses. Therefore, prior to placing terrorism in the mind of respondents, my research would like to gauge this measure. Of course, other questions of this measure will also be recorded after the introduction of the topic as well....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship, Demographics]

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The Patriot Act Suppresses Criticism of the Government

- The most valuable aspects of individualism is the freedom to speak and to express are feelings that is what makes us human, as President Robert F. Kennedy stated in his Day of Affirmation Address that “…the first element of this individual liberty is the freedom of speech: the right to express and communicate ideas, to set oneself apart from the dumb beasts of field and forest…” My family came to the U.S. because of the promises of freedom. When we were in India we could not speak ill of the politics that were corrupt because if we did there would be chaos and riots....   [tags: Patriot Act, freedom of speech,]

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The On The Health Of All Students By Maintaining Accurate, And Up At Date Immunization Records

- Insure the health of all students by maintaining accurate, and up-to date immunization records. Currently school Maine students are required to receive 5 DPT, 4 polio, 2 MMR(measles, mumps, rubella), and 1 varicella vaccine before attending school (Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, 2013, p.1). Students will be exempted from this requirement if parents can provide a written assurance that within 90 days the student will be immunized, a written medical exemption, or a written philosophical exemption (Maine Legislature, 2016c, p.1)....   [tags: High school, Education, Freedom of speech]

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Arguments For and Against Censorship

- ... The society enjoys freedoms, rights and privileges due to the stability of the ruling body. Without this stability, the society would lapse in to a condition of scenery where the lives would be solitary, poor, and brutal and short as put by Thomas Hobbes (Merryman & Elsen 564). The stability of the government and society is always assumed to exist without understanding the causes of this stability. The exposure of the social upheavals poses a great threat to destabilizing the government through free speeches from the opposition and parties....   [tags: public communication, freedom of speech, harmful]

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Censorship Splits : Secrets, Cover Ups, Lies And Holding Back

- ... This means that the only concern media has is with gaining revenue. Because there is little revenue actually collected through television or radio shows, they have to find other means of gaining money. This gain is sponsored through corporations which eventually turns into advertisement driven news. The broadcast given was no longer is about giving factual information, it is getting income. Murrow then stated that the corporations then affected some bias towards what news was being reported and how....   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech]

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The NSA's Domestic Surveillance is Causing Catastrophic Effects

- Imagine a world without privacy. Soon, that will be the world you live in. Did you know that every single webpage you visit on the internet is monitored by the National Security Agency. Every single google search, webpage visited, or even your emails, can be accessed, and you wouldn’t even know. Any benefits of surveillance by the NSA are far outweighed by the harms because it is not only unconstitutional and unethical, it is causing self-censorship among journalists, it is expensive, it damages national relations, it increases racial discrimination, and the impact against terrorism is minimal....   [tags: freedom of speech, terrorism, discrimination]

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The Participatory Democracy Model Of Democracy

- ... This would also help each citizens understand why being involved in our democratic affairs are so important as they are able to gain knowledge, but to also appreciate the democratic system that we have available to us. This form of democracy is actually very interesting because it not only means that they are able to engage in only democratic affairs, but also local ones as well. Many participatory democrats believe that the government must be controlled through democratic power and that the government must make laws for each individual citizen to follow this is actually also stated in the book on page sixteen....   [tags: Democracy, Freedom of speech, Government]

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Arguments Against Freedom Of Expression

- ... The People’s Republic of China, a country that is neither a republic or true representative of the People, regularly cracks down on those who speak against the autocratic nature of the government. In just recent months the government has pushed hard against expat writers speaking against the PRC, going as far as to secretly kidnap authors from other countries, return them to China, and jail them without trial. As the PRC forces citizens to figuratively lock away non-conformist notions in their mind, the PRC literally locks away citizens who refuse to do so....   [tags: Democracy, Freedom of speech, Hate speech]

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Free Speech Essays : Freedom Of Speech

- ... The consequences of that speech(social media post) depends on several factors such as the actual content of the material in question, how widely it was distributed, the type of employer just to mention a few. In ethics and law, usually difficulty arising in defining a reasonable boundary between the team’s property rights, protection of company assets and reputation, protection of clients or the public, and the need to monitor for possible legal and liability problems and actions that invade privacy and restrict players’ reasonable freedom of expression....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Freedom Of Speech By The Tinker Vs. Des Moines Independent Community School District

- ... Upon receiving word of this, the school district decided that any student seen wearing the arm band would be asked to remove it immediately and those who chose to violate it would be punished and suspended until they agree to comply with the school policy. As can be expected, a few kids decided to violate the policy and upon rather harsh disciplinary consequence decided to fight for their case. Little did they know, that this case would end up all the way to the nation 's most prestigious legal team to set national standards for years to come....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Free Speech Should Have Some Kind Of Line Or None?

- ... But free speech is what gives modern society the freedom of expression that the past did not have, it gives the people a voice, and it is implemented in everyday things like: entertainment, conversations, and the way we present ourselves which also is a way to express oneself. Even though it lies on the thin line where free speech can become offensive blatter, freedom of speech is still one of the fundamental rights, the people as humans in a independent more liberated, artistic and somewhat oppression free age should have....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship, Hate speech]

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Source Disclosure and Journalist's Ethics

- Reporter’s Privilege Journalism has grown and developed over the years along with journalistic ethics. Journalists have a code of ethics or a moral compass. Every story that a reporter produces has either a named or unnamed source. Several states have protective laws designed for reporters who have stories with anonymous sources, but Mississippi is one of the only states in America that does not have a shield law in place. Mississippi should enact a shield law giving reporters the privilege not to disclose anonymous sources....   [tags: freedom of speech, national security ]

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Critical Issues On The Internet

- ... Third is undesirable communication, such as hate mail or communicate within a criminal group. Extremists use Internet to air their ideas and communicate with minded people nationwide (Wills, J). Terrorists are also extremists. “Terrorists increasingly take advantage of high-tech communications, computers, and the Internet to obtain information and organize activities. At the same time, security organizations use these systems to monitor potential terrorists” (Shostak, E. M.). They are now using Internet to share “ideological grounds of politics, religion, or other belief” (Shostak, E....   [tags: Internet, Pornography, Freedom of speech]

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Freedom Of Speech By George Orwell

- FREEDOM OF SPEECH The introduction: Humans are born free, and they are unique by having minds. Accordingly, every day, they gain new knowledge, and day by day they become smarter. They become more thinker, become more understanding things. Therefore, they have the right to speech without any restrictions. “Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear,” Orwell. There are various methods that the humans used in the past to express their thoughts. They used primitive lines, and inscriptions on the walls of caves, drawing, animals, tools and sophistication, to syllables and letters in the formation of languages....   [tags: Human rights, Democracy, Religion, Faith]

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Freedom Of Speech : The American Bill Of Rights

- Freedom of Speech The First Amendment was ratified along with the American Bill of Rights in 1791. It is deprived from the English Bill of Rights, but there is a major difference. The English Bill of Rights only stretched the freedom of speech for Parliament, but the American Bill of Rights provided the right for all citizens ("First Amendment Freedom" 1). Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers believed that all citizens should have no restrictions on what they wanted to say. This building belief was and still is essential for democracy to thrive ("First Amendment and" 1)....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Freedom Of Speech And The Sports Industry

- ... This puts them in a different category than non student-athletes whose social media activity is not banned or monitored at their college or university. The social media accounts of student-athletes are not only the reflection of the athlete and the whole team but also of the college/university itself. However, I do believe that putting a ban on social media or monitoring the accounts of student athletes does in fact raise potential constitutional issues and takes away the freedom from the athletes....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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America 's Freedom Of Speech And Expression

- What is an American. The American people are each unique human beings, not one is like the other. Americans can be defined as people of self-expression and diligence in the workforce because they have multiple freedoms, rights to be themselves, as well as gratitude towards the United States of America. Many Characteristics can be used to describe an American but self-expression and hard work are the most important ones. These characteristics are what helped the American society grow into the strong community it is today....   [tags: United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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