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The Infringement Of The First Amendment In High School Theatre

- In the landmark case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969), John Tinker and his siblings decided to openly protest the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands to school (Goldman 1). The school felt that their efforts to protest the war disrupted the school environment. “The Supreme Court said that ‘in our system, undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance is not enough to overcome the right to freedom of expression.’ School officials cannot silence student speech simply because they dislike it or it is controversial or unpopular” (FAQs 2)....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]

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Gordon Parks' Novel, The Learning Tree

- Gordon Parks' novel The Learning Tree, a social criticism in the vein of Richard Wright's Black Boy, was first published in 1963. This was the year of the March on Washington, Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech, the year of the civil rights protests in Birmingham, in which the young protestors were blasted with fire hoses and attacked by police dogs by the order of Commissioner of Public Safety Eugene "Bull" Connor. This was the year of the Birmingham church bombing and the Medgar Evers murder (Brunner 2)....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]

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Violence in the Media

- “The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses” ("Malcolm X Quotes"). Mass media is defined as any form of communication that reaches millions of people globally (Baran). Mass media is ubiquitous and is portrayed throughout the many mediums such as newspapers, television, and radio and has become a large part of many people daily lives. Now imagine flipping through the channels on the television or even viewing the news online or by paper, and all that is seen throughout is scenes of violence, blood, and guns and even more....   [tags: Mind Corruption, Freedom of Speech]

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Freedom of Speech Must be Granted for All Americans

- Freedom of Speech Must be Granted for All Americans An educated family man dedicated to saving lives and easing the suffering of others was shot down and killed in the early morning light outside of his office simply because of his beliefs and the job he performs (ABC News). There was rioting and death in a distant country resulting from the remarks of a religious speaker (ABC News). A businessman on a plane trip was taken from his seat without explanation and interrogated for hours based solely on his nationality (CNN)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Proclaim Your Freedom of Speech – Burn a Flag!

- Proclaim Your Freedom of Speech – Burn a Flag.       "This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours" (quoted in Smith 87). This statement by Woodrow Wilson summarizes the debate over a proposed amendment to outlaw burning of the American flag. Is this symbol of our nation too powerful to be defiled in our collective mind, or is its manifestation of values the reason for us to outlaw its desecration....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Prevent Internet Censorship, Save Freedom of Speech

- Every second, citizens of the world enter cyber space to relay information, keep in contact with family and friends, and to complete a multitude of various tasks. The World Wide Web is a major staple in ensuring that individuals of all nationalities can perform all the necessary tasks in their lives. However, the negative aspects of the internet have been recently brought into the public eye. Social Networks such as Facebook and Twitter along with other popularly accessed websites such as Reddit, 4Chan, and Pinterest have become the subject of critique after a whirl of internet controversy arose....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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The True Nature Of The Communist Utopia By George Orwell

- George Orwell’s fantasy is not merely a fantasy. His novel depicts the true nature of the communist utopia, a hypocritical fallacy conceived to give power to the few and destitution to the many. In the book 1984, many methods of instituting and maintaining a communist regime are described with the most prevalent and significant among those being the suppression of free thought, the moral denouncement of innate individuality, and the deceit of the populus making them perceive a perfect, utopian fantasy....   [tags: Hate speech, Freedom of speech, Racism]

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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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Free Speech

-           In order to find truth to anything, one must make multiple suggestions, ask many questions, and sometimes ponder the unspeakable. Without doing so, there would be no process of elimination; therefore, truth would be virtually unattainable. Now, in our attempts to either find truth, express our beliefs and opinions, or generally use the rights we are given constitutionally, we are often being criticized and even reprimanded. Our freedom to voice our opinion(s) is being challenged, as critics of free speech are taking offense to what seems like anything and everything merely controversial and arguably prejudice....   [tags: Freedom of Speech Essays]

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Freedom of Cyber-Speech

- Freedom of Cyber-Speech        Freedom of speech has always been an important issue in American society.  With the advent of the Internet as a high-speed communication device, this issue has become even more prominent in recent years.  This paper will explore the issue of whether the Internet should be censored. Additionally, it will investigate possible methods for undertaking this censorship.               Since 1787, the Constitution has been integral part of American society.  The First Amendment to the Constitution, passed in 1791, reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speec...   [tags: Internet Censorship Essay]

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The Imperfect Masterpiece

- America is the nation of immigrants. America was founded on the principals of freedom of speech, equality, and the pursuit of happiness and this principle of freedoms encouraged people to come to America. To be an American does not simply mean being born on American soil, it means that one believes and supports the beliefs of American principles. Scruton stated that, “to inherit a culture you must identify with it; and if you cannot identify with it, then you must find a new identity by rejecting it.” To be American is to live by its values, such as patriotism, individualism, conformity, success, and equality....   [tags: Immigrants, Freedom of Speech, Equality]

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The First Amendment And Its Impact On Language

- ... In his book, Neisser goes into detail on the many forms of media that we have today that would most likely not exist if not for this historic legal document. These forms of media include but are not limited to, TV talk shows, political pundits, satire, general comedy, and negative films as well as books about the government. The fact that this one Bill can have such an impact on the access to these different forms of media is simply astounding. Many great television shows that are celebrated today would not exist if the right to censor was possible....   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Human rights]

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Non Violent Protestors And The United States Should Not Follow The Criminal Justice System

- ... At one point during the film, we witness disaster striking in Nike town and Starbucks, where windows were smashed and there was a violent outbreak. The media takes this news focuses on the protestor’s violence and showcases them as the ones creating a scene. The media then showcases police as the ones that have to deal with the situation by detaining citizens, thus making them look like the good guys. The mayor and chief police also take away from the citizen’s freedom by allocating a 7pm curfew and a 25 block ‘no protest zone’....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Freedom of speech]

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Human Race And Its Impact On The United States

- ... This includes free speech, our consent to taxation, pursuit of happiness, and so forth. We could even go so far as dissent and protest, which protects us under most circumstances. As a result, this way of measuring morality is an objective approach because unlike many philosophers that do not believe this question could be answered, the measure of democracies equates for a reasonable metric for our morality. Despite such reasoning, philosophers and people alike will cite that Kants’ ideology of moral progress is not an effective measure because the quantity of democracies is too narrow-minded or they do not believe in the existence of such a metric, which Hume would agree with....   [tags: Democracy, Freedom of speech, Human, Better]

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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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What are the Effects of Representation and Self-regulation in the Media in Respect to Gender and Sexuality?

- Introduction Media in its numerous forms is an endemic part of modern life. We are continually exposed to media texts and their representations of gender and sexuality. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in how these representations affect our perceptions of gender and sexuality. Initially I will define what is meant by representation and self-regulation in a media context. Secondly, I will examine debates around these issues including self-identity & role models, privacy & public interest and censorship & freedom of speech....   [tags: censorship, freedom of speech, self-identity]

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The Hell You Say By Kelefa Sanneh

- ... However, the author does have great word choice—I actually had to use a dictionary to look many of them up. The purpose for the author to write this article was to give an insight to why people want censored free speech and others don’t. Though, his motivation comes from exploring a topic that is quite controversial. He wants people to know that there are consequences for saying hurtful and offensive things and claiming that they have a right to do so because of the First Amendment. Using the First Amendment to excuse bad behavior is not acceptable....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship]

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Censorship Is Not the Solution to Violence

- Censorship When the founding fathers were writing our Nation’s Declaration of Independence they included our basic rights as citizens. Do you think they planned for our country being the way it is today. The First Amendment, in our Constitution has five basic freedoms: speech, religion, press, petition, and assembly. In this amendment, our Founding Fathers gave us the permission to express ourselves in almost every way possible. Censorship is when the government puts a ban on parts of movies, books etc… which the government decides is inappropriate or unacceptable (Fact Cite)....   [tags: first ammendment, freedom of speech, literature]

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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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Haitian Government and Violation of Human Rights

- Haiti is a small country in the West Indies and is the western third of the island Hispaniola (Rodman, Selden). According to Selden Rodman Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and after the earthquake in 2010 they are way worse than they were before. The Earthquake changed a lot for everyone living there rich and poor. “Over 200,000 people died as a result of the earthquake another 2.3 lost their homes” (Haiti). This quote shows how bad the 7.0 Haiti Earthquake was that happened in January of 2010....   [tags: Haiti, freedom of speech, police, economy]

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Censorship And Its Effects On Society

- All ideas should be heard as censorship should be entirely abolished. In Plato’s Republic, Plato asks his teacher, brother, and friends what their opinion on justice is and what it means to be just and unjust. Glaucon, one of Socrate’s young companions states that every man rather be unjust rather than just according to the legend of the ring of Gyges.(1) This ring makes a man invisible, allowing him to act in whichever way he wishes, and makes it clear that unjust life is much more pleasant than a just life....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship, Truth, Democracy]

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The Censorship Of The Music Industry

- “There is no truer truth obtainable by man, than comes of music." -Robert Browning Today in every country around the world there exists censorship laws regarding what is appropriate to be broadcast on television and radio for consumption by the general public. Things such as inappropriate or offensive language, references to drugs, criminal activities or even references to sex can be deemed inappropriate and not broadcast. The question arises, is this something done for the good of the public, or is this censoring a violation of our freedom to hear or see what we want to, and is it also a violation of the freedom of the artist to not play their music or to force them to change and compromis...   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Profanity]

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Social Media And The General Public

- Social media and the general public In the 3rd century in China the newly appointed Chines emperor Qin Shihuang attempted to have all the original Confucian text destroyed, additionally he had every scholar that knew of the Confucians killed. This event in history was called “fénshū kēngrú” or in English know as the burning of books and burying of scholars (Dimov, Daniel). Luckily since that time the Chines government has been using censorship of the media to prevent the spread of subjective ideas....   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Mass media]

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Anti Gun Control Laws And The Freedom Of Speech, Assembly, And Worship

- ... This event occurred in the year 2012, when gun issue was becoming a public dispute and from that day on these events are happening more than ever. McLeigh (2015) once said “Prior to these events, in June 2014, the Huffington Post published a map of 74 school shootings that had occurred in the United States since the mass shooting in December 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, that resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six adults.”(Para. 3). In roughly 2 years there has been a dramatic increase of school shooting across America, let alone other gun related violence....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Negative Effects of Censorship

- Since the foundation of the United States after a harsh split from Britain, almost 200 years later, an issue that could claim the founding grounds for the country is now being challenged by educators, high-ranking officials, and other countries. Though it is being challenged, many libertarians, democrats, and free-speech thinkers hold the claim that censorship violates our so-called unalienable rights, as it has been proven throughout many court cases. Censorship in the United States is detrimental because it has drastically and negatively altered many significant events....   [tags: democracy, freedom of speech, big brother]

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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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Society 's Influence On Society

- It’s no question that society influences many works of art, but art holds a great influence on society itself. Throughout human history we have seen many works of art hold a deep grasp on the lives of many. Art has been influenced by the current events taking place in the artist’s time period and from the views of society as well as the views of the artist. Stories can be told from the drawings, paintings, sculptures, and works of music left behind from the creator. With people’s different views, different interpretations, and different lifestyles, sooner or later there would be works of art deemed inappropriate and controversial....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Freedom of speech, Muslim]

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George Orwell´s Big Brother Analysis

- In society today for the most part, people are free to speak freely, connect with friends and family and stay in touch with what’s happening in everywhere. It’s not unusual think that everyone enjoys the same rights and privileges but in reality this is not so; in some parts of the world speaking one’s mind could result in death, broadcast agencies are forced to have their reports approved and leaders strategize wars and alliances like seasoned chess players. This might all sound very disheartening but is in fact tame compared to the literacy works and ideas conjured up by English author George Orwell in his novel 1984 which depicts fictional life under the cruel and all seeing “Big Broth...   [tags: censorship, freedom of speech, politics, rights]

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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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My Forbidden Face By Latifa

- ... Since the Taliban had enforced this order, Latifa’s mom had no choice but to help the other women who are ill. Although she doesn’t have enough supplies, Latifa’s mom tries her best to help these women, and Latifa mentions that her mom does not look depressed when she assists these women. There was a part in the book where three girls knocked on Latifa’s apartment crying for help. Latifa’s mom rescued them together with Dr. Sima performing operations. These women were raped and fifteen men mutilated their genitals....   [tags: Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Freedom of speech]

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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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Gitlow vs New York

- In the twenty century, the U.S society was in the period of tending to be a human base society. The laws in America were introduced to create a fair and regulated society for its citizens. The First and Fourteenth Amendment of Constitution granted that the U.S citizens have the freedom of speech. And the New York State had its law of Criminal Anarchy Act since 1902 for “organized government should be overthrown by force or violence, or by assassination of the executive head or of any of the executive officials of government, or by any unlawful means (n.p).” The citizen in the any state of the U.S should always both obey the state law and follow the national constitution....   [tags: communism, freedom of speech, criminal anarchy]

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No Positive Relationship Between Economic Development And Censorship

- ... According to Weitzel, in 2003 there were 3.2 million requests for federal government records, whereas only about half of these requests were granted. Moreover, the information “grants” are heavily redacted and provided after a long delay (Bauder 237). This kind of secrecy threatens American democracy. In fact the use of the word “grant” by the government in providing these information’s might also be another threat to the freedom of individual citizens. ‘Grant’ implies that the government officials regard the release of information as a gift or favor rather than something that the citizens have the right to (Bauder 237)....   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Democracy]

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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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Censorship Of The Internet : Censorship

- Internet Censorship- Research Paper By Lyle Tamlyn (43669182) Throughout the world there has been an increase in discussions regarding “Censorship of the Internet”, explain how Censorship can work in some instances but in others it can be a detriment to society. According to Amnesty International (2014), internet censorship is the control and suppression of online information or services by government or other stakeholder institutions. It is enforced by monitoring chat rooms and forums, deleting blogs, blocking websites and re-routing search results....   [tags: Pornography, Internet, Freedom of speech]

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Censorship Of Visual Arts And Literature

- Freeing Mental Blocks: How Censorship Towards Visual Arts and Literature in the United States Contradicts Our Basic Human Rights According to the American Historians Association, while propaganda is difficult to define, a general belief of the definition of propaganda is “any ideas or beliefs that are formatted to be spread and promoted.” Researchers have seen the usage of propaganda since the 480 BC in order to for the Greeks to be persuaded towards a naval battle....   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech]

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The Controversial Proposed Amendments For The Racial Discrimination Act ( 1975 )

- The controversial proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act (1975) are of political and social importance. It has been asserted the changes could expose people to racial discrimination and hate speech. However it is also suggested that the amendments allow for more freedom of speech. Attorney General George Brandis sparked controversy with the proposed amendments and argument that the current legislation amounts to ‘political censorship’ (Brandis, 2014 in Griffiths, 2014). Brandis asserted that the current act restricted freedom of speech and controversially stated ‘everyone has the right to be bigot’ (Brandis, 2014 in Leslie, 2014)....   [tags: Racism, Hate speech, Freedom of speech, Rights]

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Australia 's Racial Vilification Act ( 1975 )

- In recent years there have been calls from community leaders across Australia to make amendments to Australia’s Racial Vilification Act (1975), with some arguing certain aspects of it should be modified to promote freedom of speech, while others contend the Act does not do enough to protect certain groups from racism. In March 2014, Attorney-General George Brandis announced plans to repeal Section 18C of the Racial Vilification Act (Lillebuen, 2014), which makes it “unlawful to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin” (Brett, 2011)....   [tags: Race, Racism, Freedom of speech, Hate speech]

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The Enactment Of The Racial Discrimination Act Of 1975

- ... Therefore, complaints under Sction18C (1a) of speech which is insulting, humiliating or offensive would be disregarded completely. More to the point, it would dismiss psychological harm as merely “hurtful language” that is an expression of freedom of speech and therefore permitted under the law (Alternative Law Journal, 2014). Surprisingly Mr Ron Merkel, private lawyer and legal commentator, has unashamedly supported this proposed change. In his publication titled “The Quadrant”, he openly expressed the view that Section18 is “exactly the kind of thing that led to the Nuremberg race laws” (The Quadrant, 1994)....   [tags: Racism, Race, Hate speech, Freedom of speech]

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To Speak or Not to Speak

- ... In a university which ignores the freedom of speech, very few students would speak out to one another for fear of repercussion. Professors would teach as though they were only instructing one student. Asking questions would be a rarity because of the fear of saying the wrong thing and being expelled. In other words, a lack of free speech would promote generalization, both in education and personality. Ambitious students filled to the brim with new ideas would be hushed; the shy may never find a reason to come out of their shell to show their passion....   [tags: university, freedom, communication, speech]

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Military Prayers: A Violation of Rights?

- In recent years, the issue of military prayer has come to the forefront in American debates. Some people are arguing since the United States military is a government run institution; they cannot and should not be allowed to hold prayer services. These people argue that the very act of holding prayer on military insulations violates the rights of the non-believers in the military ranks. However, where does the line of protecting the religious freedom and free speech of our military and protecting those that do not believe fall....   [tags: religious freedom, free speech]

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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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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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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 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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Justice Trial of Students for Peace

- Many of you are probably wondering, “will Students for Peace end up in jail or will they be freed from blame?” We heard arguments from both sides of this important case that show if they are found guilty or not. After much careful consideration, the side that was more persuasive in their arguments was New York City. New York City did a great job at presenting their different arguments that show that Students for Peace was disturbing peace. They declared that Student for Peace was using violent fighting words that disturbed the young kids around them....   [tags: constitution, freedom of speech, new york city]

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Non Violent Protestors And The United States Should Not Follow The Criminal Justice System

- ... Due to the over use of monopoly of force the state has turned a peaceful protest into a riot where individuals have been stripped of their liberty and are now fighting against the WTO and for their own rights as citizens. The actions taken were not correct according the criminal justice system and were completely against what the system believes in. At one point during the film, disaster strikes in Nike town and Starbucks, where windows are smashed and there is a violent outbreak. The media takes this news and turns towards the protestors and focused on the protestor’s violent methods and showcases them as the ones creating a scene....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Law, Freedom of speech]

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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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Analysis of The Defamation Act 2013

- The Defamation Act 2013 was passed to help regulation on defamation to deliver more effective protection for freedom of speech, while at the same time ensuring that people who have been defamed are able to protect their reputation. It is often difficult to know which personal remarks are proper and which run afoul of defamation law. Defamation is a broad word that covers every publication that damages someone's character. The basic essentials of a cause of act for defamation are: A untruthful and offensive statement regarding another; The unprivileged publication of the statement to a third party; If the offensive situation is of public concern, fault amounting at least to carelessness on th...   [tags: defamation, speech freedom, reputation]

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Gun Control: A Well Regulated Militia

- Imagine a government that doesn’t allow you to buy weapons even if you are an outstanding citizen. That’s the way a lot of Chicago land citizens may feel sometimes, due to the Chicago laws that prohibit citizens from owning handguns within the city limits. Even though the founding fathers gave us the certain unalienable rights to do so, the states and the national government finds loop holes what they have created so they can go around the bill of rights. We will be going over the amendments that I believe are the most important within the bill of rights....   [tags: freedom, religion, speech, bear arms]

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Super Freedom: More Money Less Speech

- During the 2012 republican caucus in Iowa, local television stations received a huge gift from the Supreme Court. Less than two years early the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee gave large corporations, labor unions, and trade associations a break through its interpretation of political spending as a form of protected free speech. Additionally the new “super” political action committees that formed following the decision allowed contributors to donate as much money as they pleased without any stringent disclosure....   [tags: Republican Caucus, Iowa, Supreme Court]

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Conflict on Graffiti

- Graffiti is writings and/or drawings that are scribbled, sprayed, scratched, or painted on a wall in public area (Wikipedia). Graffiti writers usually write on walls around poor area with cities, yards, and transportations (trains, subways, metro bus, etc.). Their position is to express their words freely out in public and private area. Some people think graffiti is art because it is the writers’ idea to express what it represent, yet other people are not satisfied that graffiti writers spray paint on public walls....   [tags: expression, street art, freedom of speech, codes]

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Analysis of The case of the Pledge of Allegiance

- The primary goal of this essay is to examine whether the first amendment goes too far in protecting free speech, like the case of the Pledge of Allegiance. Therefore, to establish this argument, this essay will first consider the speech overview, as well as the limitations. Subsequently, the essay would also put into consideration the aspects of Freedom in the Classroom. Basing my work on the “first amendment does not go too far in protecting free speech in the case of the Pledge of Allegiance” as the claim; my essay would revolve around the components of both the Speech Overview, as well as the Freedom in the Classroom....   [tags: first amendment, free speech, freedom]

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Martin Luther King's Speech in Jobs and Freedom

- Martin Luther King's Speech in Jobs and Freedom Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was presented during the ‘Jobs and Freedom’ March, which was held on 28th August, 1963 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The march was supported by over 250 000 people and was a great success. About one third of the crowd was white. That day several speeches were delivered however, Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” was and still is one of the most powerful and moving speeches....   [tags: Papers]

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The Rights Of The European Union

- The “Right to be forgotten” legislation by the European Union has been a subject of intense debate. This controversial new data privacy law allows EU citizens to request removal of links with personal information about them from the internet. According to the ruling, all search engines are obliged to remove any links that are inaccurate, irrelevant, inadequate or excessive for the purposes of data processing, else they will be fined with 2% of their total turnover. The onus of deciding what is to be delisted and what is to be kept is entirely on these search engines like Google....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Blog, Freedom of speech]

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A Speech About South Africa´s Democracy and Freedom

- ... It has been twenty years since South Africa rose to a democratic society. A society in which we were promised education, freedom and equality but have we truly been given these promises. In mid-year 2013 a survey was conducted by “Statistics South Africa” to determine our population. Our population stands at approximately 52.98 million people. Of that amount, 25.2% are unemployed which means that at the least, 25.2% of families are living beneath the poverty line. If that percentage of our people do not even have jobs and a consistent amount of money every month, then how many people have no shelter and no education....   [tags: equality, government]

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Social Injustices and Violations or Rights in Universities

- As an Iranian American, I have seen the benefit of freedom and the obstruction caused by oppression. I come from a country where basic rights are not only ignored, but are further suppressed through female dress code and various other arbitrary mandates. Living in America, I have seen no such injustice. Which is why, that when I hear there are places in the United States where some rights are not recognized. I feel troubled, and as if such institutions threaten the sanctity of our principals and ideologies....   [tags: speech, consitution, freedom]

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Censorship and the Internet

- With the bountiful amount of unrestricted information available on the internet many people believe that some of this information should be censored by the United States Government. Who's to say what should be accessible and what should not. Where does it start and stop. Does internet censorship make a nation a safer place to live. There are many countries that don’t allow the use of the internet at all and some countries only censor what they don’t want their citizens to know. Daniel Calingaert said “The internet has provided greater space for free expression in countries where traditional broadcast and print media are restricted” (64)....   [tags: free speech, freedom, United States]

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The Limits of Freedom of Expression

- Introduction The aim of this essay is to critically examine the limits of freedom of expression. The limits or constraints of free expression, in most cases, refer to the abuse of free speech, which may cause harm or offence. The essay focuses on defining what types of expression, or more specifically, speech is regarded as the limits of freedom of expression. The essay is divided into two major parts, the evaluative and the extensive part. The first section explores different views on setting standards for modeling restrictions to freedom of expression or to prevent the abuse of free expression....   [tags: abuse of free speech]

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The Restriction of Speech Among Students

- For twelve years, I've had my hand on my heart, and I've pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. I've pledged to the Republic for which it stands, with liberty and justice for all. When a place in our country does not fulfill those standards – liberty and justice for all – then it ceases to be the America that I pledged allegiance to. Besides teaching students the skills that are required to perform their dream jobs, colleges also teach students how to be part of ones community as a citizen, and how to be part of America rather than just exist in America....   [tags: control, universities, freedom]

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The Power of Speech: Sir William Wallace

- Sir William Wallace was a Scottish property-owner who come to be one of the central leaders throughout the Wars of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace overpowered an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297, and was granted Protector of Scotland, serving till his death at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298. Mel Gibson plays’ William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish soldier that led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England....   [tags: scottish independence, freedom]

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Free Speech Zones

- ... According to a report, published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), revealed that 62 percent of the 409 colleges reviewed have written policies in place to limit a student’s right to free speech. 59 percent of US colleges and universities received a ‘red light’, meaning that the schools endorse policies that the watchdog group says impede on First Amendment rights. A red-light institution, according to FIRE, is one that has “at least one policy both clearly and substantially restricting freedom of speech, or barring public access to its speech-related policies by requiring a university log-in and password for access.” Out of 427 schools surveyed in the report,...   [tags: constitutional right to freedom]

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Do People Have the Freedom to Express their Ideas Openly?

- Artist use their “pieces” to express their ideas and feelings. Although some may not agree with how artist choose to express themselves; their right should not be taken away. When people disagree their freedom of speech is not taken away, so why should an artist right be taken away. At times art pieces can evoke emotions better than speech can. If every artist listened to what critics said, there would never be any “great” art pieces. “Great” art pieces are the ones that make a person stop and think about what the artist is trying to portray....   [tags: speech freeodm, artist, rock and roll]

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Clear and Present Danger Determines If Speech Causes Violence

- ... How can someone be held responsible for another’s actions. In my opinion I don’t like how the government can just decide we can’t say anything that threatens them or could cause them problems. If the people supposedly have the power in this country then they should be allowed to say what they want regardless of what their words inspire. If they act on it then lock them up but otherwise people should be within their right to freedom of speech no matter what they say. 2) Constitutional Amendments 4, 5, 6, part of 7, and 8 include our “Due Process” rights....   [tags: freedom, amendments, enforcement]

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Gregory Lee Johnson's Freedom Court Case

- The United States first amendment states, congress cannot pass a law prohibiting a citizen’s freedom of speech. In 1984, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag to protest against Reagan during the republican national convention. He was arrested and charged with abuse of an item if the action were to provoke anger in others. Texas court tried and convicted Johnson, he appealed claiming that his behavior was protected by the first amendment. The Supreme Court agreed to hear his case. The issue was whether flag burning compromises emblematic speech secured by the first amendment....   [tags: free speech, first amendment, flag burning]

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Limitations on Student Freedom: Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969)

- Freedom. The concept upon which the United States was founded. When people consider the Unites States of America, they think of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression. Yet, how much freedom do Americans really have. In Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District, three students fought for their right to express their opinion on a current political issue– the Vietnam War. The students claimed that their actions had not caused any disturbances in the academic environment and “sued the school district for violating [their] right of expression” (“Tinker v....   [tags: student speech issues]

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I Have a Dream Speech by Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

- Essay on the speech ”I Have a Dream” by Martin L. King, Jr. August 28, 1963 was a day that will never be forgotten, in particular not by the citizens of Washington, DC. The city where the great Lincoln memorial gazes across the reflecting pool. Where Lincoln himself, recreated in stone, is looking at the visitors of the city as a president who will never leave his position. At exactly that day and exactly that spot Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his most famous speech “I Have a Dream”. Martin Luther King is known for his fight for freedom and his work in Civil Rights....   [tags: freedom, civil rights movment]

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The Freedom to Speak

- American and her soldiers have fought bravely in countless wars. The freedom achieved through those wars has given and taken the rights of American citizens. Through these freedoms, the American people poses the freedom to express themselves, to make a stand for what they believe in, and the right to protect those freedoms. To help protect and to limit the American citizen’s freedoms, the American government has set up laws for its citizens to follow. However, has society begun to set up its own law according to the majority world view, and have these over-clouded world views begun to subdue other group’s voices....   [tags: America, Soldiers, Freedom, War]

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Free Speech in Cyberspace

- Long ago, the Freedom of Speech has been bestowed upon us as a natural human right. This natural human right is guaranteed to the citizens of the United States under the U.S. Constitution. In the Bill of Rights, Amendment I, it 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.”[1] Freedom of speech, in the past, pertained mostly to written, spoken or televised media....   [tags: Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace]

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Analysis of Martin Luther King´s Speech: I Have a Dream

- How did freedom for blacks come about. The Civil Rights Movement took place in the late 1950’s through the 1960’s, however; Tricia Andryszewski informs her readers that Black Americans had been working for change since before the civil war, but mainly beyond. Some of the most prominent civil rights leaders include Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Philip Randolph, and Bayard Rustin. The two main goals of the civil rights activists being, equal rights and treatment for all races. As a result, the “I Have a Dream” speech was written by Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who “Led successful efforts to integrate public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama; founded the Southern Christia...   [tags: Civil Rights, Freedom, Afrian Americans]

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Ain´t I a Women?: Sojourner Truth´s Speech on Women´s Rights

- ... Generally, the speech focused on evaluating the impact of sexism and racism that black women were subjected to, the history of the feminist movements, and the civil rights movements. In essence, the short and simple speech became and continues to act as a standard expression of the rights of women because it was a powerful rebuke to the then anti-feminist arguments while making her to become a symbol of strong women. The author of the speech, Sojourner Truth, was born into slavery in the state of New York as Isabella Baumfree i.e....   [tags: freedom, sexism, racism, title]

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Freedom of Expression on the Internet: Comparison between Canada and the United States

- I. Introduction “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press …” as stated by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution[1]. Most subsequent democracies have adopted this view as well, believing that it is a fundamental part of what makes a democratic system effective. For example, Canada has given their citizens the right to freedom of speech; but like the United States, they have placed certain limitations which restrict its usage....   [tags: Free Speech in Cyberspace]

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Fighting for Equality and Freedom

- America is a nation built on the beliefs and ideals that man is free. In WWII, challenges arose in America’s freedom. The Declaration of Independence stated that “…all men are created equal.” However, the rights for the ‘White Man’ were significantly above all others, and because of this, women and black men lacked the same equality as the ‘White Man’. In WWII, women took up jobs previously held by men, while the African Americans attempted to join the military. They wanted to assist in the war effort and help defend America to gain their freedom....   [tags: communism, equallity, freedom]

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Studies in Contemporary Literature: Free Speech

- Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined as determined by the government, media outlet, or other controlling bodies (Wikipedia, 1). This can be done by governments and private organizations or by individuals who engage in self-censorship which is the act of censoring or classifying one’s own work like blog, books, films, or other means of expression, out of the fear of, or deference to, the sensibilities of others, without overt pressure from any specific party or institution of authority....   [tags: censorship, speech suppression, free speech]

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Freedom of Press in Cuba

- Cuba has very low rank in World Press Freedom index by Reporters Without Borders. World Press Freedom index places Cuba at No. 171 out of 181. Cuba is the world known country because of political issues and government mechanism. Cuba is socialism country so it is very close to communism, what means that the government has the first position and controls everything. Cuba has the most restrictive laws on freedom of speech. Since Cuba became socialism country, the government manages each work. There is only one party in Cuba, which is called PPC* and only this party is able to join the government....   [tags: censorship, world press freedom index]

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Should We Value Positive Freedom over Negative Freedom?

- This essay will focus on establishing an accurate definition of Negative Freedom and Positive Freedom and which one of the two should be valued more. In addition the latter part of the essay will focus on extrapolating a deductively sound rationale as to why one freedom should be valued over the other freedom. According to Hugh negative freedom can be viewed as freedom from interference (Hugh 2006). Freedom is the chance to act upon opportunities that are presented to one; it does not refer to whether one chooses to act on these opportunities (Hugh 2006; Berlin 1958)....   [tags: extrapolating, sound rationale, freedom]

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Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression: Tinker V. Des Moines

- What if you were suspended from school because of something you were wearing. Not only was the clothing or item appropriate, it was something you were fighting for or something you believe is right. Is this fair or okay for this to happen. There is a specific incident that this situation happened to a few teenagers in Des Moines, Iowa in December of 1965. A group of students wanting to wear black armbands throughout the holiday season was in for a wake up call. (FORTAS) These plans and or idea were quickly shot down by the high school principals....   [tags: freedom, first amendment, rights]

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The Fisrt Amendment Analysis: Basic Freedom

- The interpretation of the first amendment has been seen throughout our history and, it had either been incorporated in a manner of conservancy or alteration. The first amendment basically describes what congress was under limited power to and, our basic freedoms. However, the concern was never questioned if the state government can curb those liberties since during the ratification of the bill there was little concern of this even being true. This had proven to be reality later on with the various cases that questioned not only the first, but several other amendments....   [tags: first amendment, amendments, freedom]

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Analysis of the Emancipation Proclamation Speech

- The "Emancipation Proclamation" speech was actually intended for most of the people that would free the slaves, not to the slaves. According to Rollyson the proclamation was not intended for the slave, blacks, or former slaves. The “Emancipation Proclamation” speech was during the Antislavery Movement or what some people call it the Abolitionist Movement, during the 1960's. The main leaders of the abolitionist movement were Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas. The point of Lincoln writing the speech about emancipating the slaves was to free the slaves and win the civil war....   [tags: abraham lincoln, antislavery movement, freedom]

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Analysis Of Angela Davis 's Speech

- ... Moving away from her verbal delivery, her nonverbal delivery, such as her eye contact, needed some work. She frequently was looking down at her manuscript, and while for a speech like this it is understandable, I found that she looked a little too much down at her notes. She made frequent hand gestures all through the speech, often using it to add exaggeration to her words. You could at times simply pay attention to her hand gestures to figure out what words were more important than others. She made few body movements outside of her actual hand movements, though she was not completely stationary throughout the speech....   [tags: Graduation, Commencement speech, Rhetoric]

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