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The US Constitution as an Inspiration to the Declaration of Freedom in Kosovo

- ... By placing these limits on the government, this reinforces the idea that true power comes from the people in society, not the government. Thus the Bill of Rights serves as a permanent reminder to the people that the government is not all powerful and they in fact are the ones who have given power to the government in return for upholding the rights and freedoms of its citizens. The First Amendment is without a doubt the most important and well known section of the Bill of Rights. It allows for the protection of the five most essential rights....   [tags: the notion of freedom, Balkan countries]

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Should Hate Speech Be Banned?

- The First Amendment is known as the most protected civil liberty that protects our right to freedom of speech. There has been much controversy regarding hate speech and laws that prohibit it. These problems have risen from generation to generation and have been protested whether freedom of speech is guaranteed. According to our text book, By the People, hate speech is defined as “hostile statements based on someone’s personal characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.” Hate speech is a topic of issue for many people and their right’s, so the question is often proposed whether hate speech should be banned by government....   [tags: Ku Klux Klan, Hate crime, Hate speech]

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Freedom of the Press

- Freedom of the Press Although a cherished right of the people, freedom of the press is different from other liberties of the people in that it is both individual and institutional. It applies not just to a single person's right to publish ideas, but also to the right of print and broadcast media to express political views and to cover and publish news. A free press is, therefore, one of the foundations of a democratic society, and as Walter Lippmann, the 20th-century American columnist, wrote, "A free press is not a privilege, but an organic necessity in a great society." Indeed, as society has grown increasingly complex, people rely more and more on newspapers, radio, and television to kee...   [tags: Freedom Rights Media Governmental Essays]

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We Must Put and End to Hate Speech on Campus

- What if a college sponsors an activity, such as an “ugliest woman contest” where boys dress up as girls, and someone in the contest were to dress up as Aunt Jemima. At most public colleges and universities, such a display would be protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to worry about people doing such things. Wouldn’t the world be better if people had some common sense and displayed some respect for others by not doing or saying things that would alienate or offend other cultures, races, lifestyles, or sexes....   [tags: College Hate Speech]

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Students Shoud NOT Have the Tight to Free Speech

- According to the First Amendment Center, located at Vanderbilt University and at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum, there are twelve categories of speech that are not protected by First Amendment rights. These are: “obscenity, fighting words, defamation (libel, slander), child pornography, perjury, blackmail, incitement to imminent lawless action, true threats, solicitations to commit crimes, and plagiarism of copyrighted material” (para. 2). The center also adds that “some experts also would add treason, if committed verbally” (para....   [tags: first amendment, speech]

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Freedom In America

- America is the universal symbol of freedom. But is it really free. Does the history of the United States stay true to the ideas of our forefathers. Or has the definition been altered to fit American policies. Has freedom defined America. Or has America defined freedom. I believe America was at first defined by freedom, then after time, America defined freedom, altering the definition to fit the niche it fits in, but still keeping key components so it still seems to be staying true to the ideas of America’s founding fathers....   [tags: Defining Freedom in America]

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Freedom In Constitution

- Have you ever wondered what life at school would be like without “freedom?” In my opinion I think it would be horrid. Think about it. If we had no freedom we wouldn’t be able to do the things we love most, or choose what friends we hang out with. The freedoms we have now we all take for granted. For example, do you even know what your freedoms are. If you don’t, then you ought to hear me out so you know in the future what they mean. First of all there are two very specific freedoms that all students and teachers should know and understand....   [tags: Personal Opinion Argument Paper Freedom]

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Saving Free Speech

- Saving Free Speech It's difficult to imagine America as a country that tolerates open discrimination and harassment of people of different race or ethnicity. Yet, somehow it is also difficult to imagine America without considering its history scarred by racial intolerance and subjugation. It's strange how a country that was supposedly founded on the fundamental assertion that all people are created equal and have the basic right to freedom from oppression continues to deal with these problems....   [tags: Harassment Freedom Rights Essays]

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Keeping Peace and Freedom

- Keeping Peace and Freedom George Bush who is the President of the United States of America came and visited our small town of Flagstaff in September of 2002. As a leader of our country, he reminds the Americans that we should be grateful for our freedom. Through contextualizing, structure, and rhetorical appeals, he gets through to his listeners by reminding us all, that keeping peace and freedom is not an easy job to do. He tells us how lucky we are to have freedom, and what we have to do to keep our “homeland” safe for our children of today....   [tags: Politics Political Freedom Essays]

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Conflicting Visions of Freedom in John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty and John Locke’s The Second Treatise of Government

- ... The second argument speaks of false statements being silenced, and how it nevertheless affects humanity negatively. Even false opinions have value that is being denied. Confidence is created in the truth by believing what man believes in a strong manner; it is the way that the people believe something. The primary harm involves having no real understanding of a person’s opinion. Man believes that something is true, but they are unable to explain WHY it is true. Opinions such as these are believed upon authority....   [tags: opinion, speech, society]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- Dr. King is an emotional, inspiring and strong speaker. His " I Have A Dream" speech tugs a deep root war of emotions in every American’s heart; therefore, this speech is the perfect display of pathos. Even though pathos overwhelm logo and ethos, they also very much present in his speech. On August 28, 1963 Dr. King made his way to Washington Mall from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to commit his speech to his fellow Americans. Dr. King commands his speech during an ironic period time of America history....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- The famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the historic March in Washington in August 1963 effectively urged the US government to take actions and to finally set up equality between the black and white people in America. Although there were many factors that contributed to the success of the speech, it was primarily King’s masterly use of different rhetorical instruments that encouraged Kennedy and his team to take further steps towards racial equality. King effectively utilizes numerous linguistic devices, such as metaphors, anaphoras, allusions, and provides an abundance of specific examples in his address and this all makes the speech more convincing and me...   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- In a period of time where few were willing to listen, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood proudly, gathered and held the attention of over 200,000 people. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was very effective and motivational for African Americans in 1963. Many factors affected Kings’ speech in a very positive manner; the great emotion behind the words, delivering the speech on the steps of the memorial of the President who defeated slavery. And not only was this message beautifully written for the hope of African Americans, but the underlying message for white people, revolution and peace....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech

- John F Kennedy delivered one of the finest speeches on January 20, 1961 after being sworn into office. His inauguration speech was so powerful that it captured the entire nations attention, and quotes from it are still remembered by people today. It is one of the finest speeches ever written. It provides a strong appeal to pathos, ethos and logos, and it is because of this that people who never heard the speech can quote lines from it. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech]

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Academic Freedom : The Freedom Of A Teacher

- Academic Freedom “Academic freedom is the freedom of a teacher to state personal opinions openly without censorship, or without the fear of professional disadvantage or the freedom of students to choose their courses or influence the content of courses” (academic). It has been questioned for years on just about how much academic freedom are teachers and students granted. Academic freedom should be more recognized for students and teachers in schools, it is similar to freedom of speech, it allows faculty and staff to teach what they wish and is supposed to allow students the choice of what courses they would like to take....   [tags: High school, College, Education, Middle school]

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Freedom Is A Important Than Freedom

- While freedom is a wonderful thing, there are other things in this world that can be more important than freedom. During the first third of Christianity and Culture in Dialogue, we read many stories about what other communities besides our own love and what binds them together.. While we have read several texts from many authors, the first author’s was the one that I found the most compelling when talking about what communities love. In Plato’s Crito, Socrates is in jail for corrupting the youth and for not believing in the proper gods....   [tags: United States, Human rights, Ethics, Thing]

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Freedom And Freedom, By Frederick Douglas

- ... First, we must examine how Douglas constructs his concept of freedom. Douglas starts begins defining freedom with his recounting of his mistress stopping his lessons. “Education and slavery were incompatible with each other” (Douglas, 25). This simple statement highlights the necessity of ignorance in maintaining slavery. Slaves, so long as they remain oblivious of their lacking freedom, will remain slaves. Much akin to Davis Wallace’s “This Is Water” speech, fish are ignorant of the existence of water, likewise slaves are ignorant of their status as possessions....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia, Slavery, Ray Bradbury]

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The Freedom Of Freedom For Muslims

- ... On December 17, 2002 Yasmin Khan, a 39 year old women from West Palm Beach, went to renew her drivers license. She pulled her headdress back to her hairline, which was as far as her religious beliefs would allow her to. Yasmin was told that she needed to completely remove her niqab in order to get her license, but she refused to do so. This women never had a problem renewing her license before, but because she was muslim she was being forced to make an adjustment. Since she refused to remove her niqab she had to basically put her life on hold....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Human rights, Driver's license]

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A freedom greater than freedom

- It is a common misconception that those in power necessarily have more liberty than their less powerful counterparts. Intuitively, a country’s king has the freedom to act in more ways than the peasant, the rich have more options than the poor, the slave owner rules while the slave is ruled, and a government official often treads above the laws they pen for the people. However, there is a hidden assumption in this way of thought— that liberty is proportional to quality of life. From a pragmatic point of view, most would choose the life of the king over the life of the slave, the rich over the poor, the slave owners over the slaves, or the above the law status to the law abiding one, simply be...   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Freedom of Religious Expression in the American Military

- Freedom of religion is one of the most fundamental rights that Americans possess. Freedom religion is not only mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but it is included in the very first of these rights. The founding fathers recognized this as very important to the American people because many colonists had come to the New World to escape religious persecution in Europe. In America, the attitude is moving more from an attitude of acceptance to one of mere tolerance and even disdain in some cases. The public and some leaders are denying many their constitutionally guaranteed right to free exercise of religion....   [tags: freedom religion, american military]

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Graduation Speech

- Years ago there was a traveler who came upon an old-fashioned pump from which he would have to pump the handle in order to retrieve the water. Beside the pump there was a pitcher full of water, and on the pump there was a sign. The sign instructions were to prime the pump with the water in the pitcher, pump the water for use, and then refill the pitcher. The thirsty man looked at the pitcher, the pump and the sign. He thought to himself, "If I pour this water down the pump, and it doesn't work, I will have no water to drink and it will be wasted....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Faces Of Freedom

- The Faces Of Freedom How does one define freedom. The OED gives about a dozen useful definitions that each pertain to one of a variety of the aspects of the human state. One referred specifically to the political freedoms of an individual: “Exemption from arbitrary, despotic, or autocratic control; independence; civil liberty” (def. 2). Another definition concerned the spiritual freedom found in Christianity: “fig. Liberation from the bondage of sin” (def. 1.b). There was another that defined freedom as “Physics....   [tags: Freedom Literature Free Essays]

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The Freedom Of The Press

- ... Sullivan. On March 29, 1960, The New York Times published the paper with an ad bought by the “Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South” that called for people to support the civil rights movement. Even though the ad was not directed towards a specific person, City Commissioner Sullivan took it as a personal offense when he read about the ad in an editorial from a local newspaper. Because the ad talked about the how Southerners were violators of the Constitution and referred to Montgomery, the city he worked for, he sued The New York Times for libel and defamation....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Symbolic Speech : A Type Of Speech

- Symbolic speech is a type of speech used to express one’s ideas. The notion of symbolic speech is protected in the United States constitution which evidently says: “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...” (U. S. Constitution.). The freedom of speech represents one of the most vital amendments in the United States Constitution and carries its involvement regularly. The several varieties of speech that is protected in the Constitution affects each individual and one’s privileges, but this first amendment right is often defined by the courts with individual’s failure to...   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Drawbacks of Freedom

- The United States constitution grants many freedoms with minimal to no restrictions, which can be considered beneficial to the public. In “we are free to be you, me, stupid, and dead” by Roger Rosenblatt, he relays the disadvantages of limitless freedom. He focuses mainly on freedom of speech and the possible drawbacks to having ungoverned freedom of expression. Roger points out the public faulty rationale in the first paragraph as he says, “Everyone loves free expression as long as it isn't exercised”....   [tags: Essay Analysis, US Constitution]

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Freedom of the Press

- Freedom of the press is part of the five main freedoms represented in the first amendment of the constitution of the United States. The constitution was ratified in 1791 putting freedom of the press in full development. Since then many cases have evolved with this freedom, and the freedom had some role of developing future amendments and technology in modern day. Freedom of the press had a history even before its ratification, it helped to solve many court cases, and is used throughout modern times. First of all, this is the definition of freedom of the press from lawbrain.com....   [tags: The First Amendment]

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The Fight for Freedom

- How did freedom for blacks come about. The Civil Rights Movement took place in the late 1950’s though 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 Christian...   [tags: civil rights movement, american history]

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Freedom, To An Extent

- “We have learned to live in a world where ‘reality’ is a matter of choice.” While choosing what we feel is real is based on what we actually want to see. Trying to over look reality can cause a person to imagine things that might not actually be there. When you do not see the reality of anything you get lost in a world of imagination. Although, imagination is the best entertainment, when relying on it too much you would not be able to see the world of how it truly is. Adventuring out into the world is very important because it generates learning and creates additional knowledge....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech

- On August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to more than 200,000 people during the March on Washington. King's speech was one of the most influential during the era of the Civil Rights Movement and is to this day recognized as a masterpiece due to its effect on the audience as well as for its eloquence and language. Many components went into this passionate speech that portrayed King's hopes for racial equality and a brighter future made the speech as moving as it was. It is doubtful that any person can guess that this speech was written without forethought regarding what goals King wished to accomplish in this speech....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- More than 40 years ago, in August 1963, Martin Luther King electrified America with his momentous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, dramatically delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His soaring rhetoric demanding racial justice and an integrated society became a mantra for the black community and is as familiar to subsequent generations of Americans as the US Declaration of Independence. His words proved to be a touchstone for understanding the social and political upheaval of the time and gave the nation a vocabulary to express what was happening....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have A Dream Speech]

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Freedom and Responsibility

- Built within the Constitution of the United States are specifically defined freedoms that are guaranteed to all citizens. Conversely, with every constitutional freedom there comes a corresponding responsibility. On September 25, 1789, the state legislature’s twelve proposed amendments were transmitted by congress, the first two dealing with congressional representation and congressional pay. The following numbers three through twelve were adopted by the states to become the Bill of Rights in 1791....   [tags: U.S. Law]

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Freedom of Expression

- That there are rights to which people are entitled by virtue of their humanity is not a novel idea. The statement in italic above surely has been presented throughout history as an archetype of this concept, specifically noting freedom of expression as a right to which all hold possession. The assertion of this right is well represented in the Unites States Bill of Rights. Within that document the First Amendment specifically restricts governmental powers prohibiting any such law or act from abbreviating our freedom of speech ....   [tags: U.S. Bill of Rights, Amendments]

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Freedom to Read

- When a library first gets a book, the media specialist reads it, and a few others do as well. The media specialist then decides if the book should be put on the shelf or not. The review committee look for different things like does the book contain curse words or is it sexually explicit or is it appropriate for a certain age group. If any of these things were met then they have a choice of putting out the book for the public to use. A review committee makes a valid decision to shelve the book, yet there are people, parents, government leaders, and church leaders who think that the book is unsuited for anybody to read (Whelan)....   [tags: Library, Books, Media Specialist, Censorship]

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The Desire for Freedom and for Limitations on Freedom

- The Desire for Freedom and for Limitations on Freedom People can have the desire for freedom as well as the desire for limitations on freedom. This is because freedom and limitations on freedom are both needed to live peacefully. Absolute freedom cannot be achieved because when you take away limitations you take away freedoms. With out rules governing our society, people would be able to do what they want to each other with out a certain punishment. When you examine the advantages and disadvantages of both arguments it becomes clearer....   [tags: Papers]

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

- One of the most influential speeches ever given on the earth was given on a potiumat the Lincoln Momorial in Washington D.C on August 28th 1963. The great speech was given by Martin Luther King Jr. who deciatied his time on earth to prove that all people are equal. Martin Luther used different parts of the English language to enhance the meaning of his speech and bring out the details. The different rhetorical devices, allusions to historic documents, and metaphors seemed to have brought about the emotions that King was trying to arouse in his listeners....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Freedom Of The Press Is A Global Issue

- Freedom of speech in the United States provides countless benefits; however, free speech can also be problematic if not controlled or if controlled too much. Even if a seemingly perfect balance between too much and too little control could be reached, problems would still exist. Freedom of speech works conjointly with freedom of the press. When freedom of the press is considered it becomes necessary to take into account the policies of other nations, since freedom of the press is a global issue....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech

- Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death Speech Gaining the credibility in a speech can be difficult at times and can test even the best speakers ability to keep the crowds attention and respect. One of the ways to keep credibility with a crowd is practicing and applying appeal to ethics. Which is defined as winning the favor of the audience by showing strong credibility in the speaker (Merriam-Webster). One of the best speeches that exemplifies the usage of appeal to ethics is Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” speech where he addresses an issue of war at the revolutionary convention....   [tags: Patrick Henry, how to give an influential speech]

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The Between Positive And Negative Freedom

- Individuals have the ability to act or think as one wish, and pursue own interests by making own choices. However, there is a distinction between the two types of freedom. Since freedom has different political ideologies on philosophers in different ways, each interprets it diversely. According to liberals, positive freedom is to control the passions, and negative freedom is freedom from interference. For republicans, positive freedom is collective self-determination, and negative freedom is non-domination....   [tags: Political philosophy, Liberalism, Conservatism]

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Freedom and Its Types in Azerbaijan

- What is Freedom. Most may say its being able to speak how you feel about something. others may say Freedom of choosing your religion. a lot of people say that freedom to learn is a big thing to have in your country like Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head fighting for her freedom to learn. some may say Freedom to leave to another country either moving to Mexico or visiting family in Brazil. Azerbaijan is an example of a country that is not free. United States is an example of a free country because because we can speak about our president without getting in trouble for it....   [tags: recent independence, Caucasian Albania]

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Freedom of Protest in Youth Movement

- Freedom of Protest in Youth Movement Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, most of whom are youth in colleges, gathered in the streets around Taiwan's Parliament last month for nearly 2 weeks to show their opposition to a trade pact signed by Taiwan and the People Republic of China governments, challenging the president's policy of moving the democratic island closer to Mainland China respect to economics. An editorial titled Trade protest shames Taiwan democracy, published by Global Times, strongly criticized the protest as an impetuous or even over-radical action....   [tags: history of Taiwan, international relations]

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The United States and the Ideals of Freedom

- Since the creation of the United States, the meaning of freedom has changed to meet changing attitudes. Throughout our nation’s history, there have been significant periods of racial, economic and civil rights inequalities. There are different meanings for freedoms that have been established throughout the historical period of the United States. During this modern era, the US had certain periods of time that lived up to the ideals of freedom such as the Gilded Age. In opposition, the US has also had periods of time where our ideals of freedom failed to meet the requirements of our nation, a prime example being the late 1940s when the US entered the Cold War and led to the anti-communism pe...   [tags: Race, Economy, Civil Rights, American History]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- Martin Luther King’s speech was made after the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. He delivered the “I Have a dream” speech on the Lincoln Memorial steps. He verbalized this speech to millions of people blacks and whites. This is one of the greatest speeches because it has many elements like repetition, assonance and consonance, pathos, logos, and ethos. Repetition in M.L.K.’s Speech Martin Luther King uses a lot of repetition in his speech. They are scattered throughout but very close. One of the repetitions in his speech is “I have a dream.” He uses this phrase to show what he sees in the future of America....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Freedom of Expression- A Service to Citizens

- “The First Amendment to the United States Constitution says that Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of ‘speech’ (“Freedom of Expression”).” It has been proven through the court system that speech goes far beyond regular verbal communication (“Freedom of Expression”). If this is be true, then why is there so much controversy over the freedom of expression. If the right to freedom of expression is taken away, the government will steadily become more and more powerful until it controls every facet of life....   [tags: Censorship]

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The Importance of Academic Freedom

- ... Schools should encourage everyone to pursue their own interests and ideas. Inquiry should not be censored by restricting access to controversial topics. Everyone has a right to express their views privately and publicly without fear of punishment. Parents have a right to discuss their views with their own children and to communicate with the school if they do not agree with what the school is teaching. Academic freedom and freedom of speech are very similar where you have the right to say anything you like with getting in trouble as long as you don’t offend anyone....   [tags: beliefs, communication, learning]

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The Power of Freedom in the United States

- Freedom is something that has been fought for in many places around the world, and it is one of the things that the United States is founded on. Today, have come across to many Americans as a right because they have never known anything else. Not so long ago, however, the United States was very selective on who could receive freedom. African Americans were originally brought over Africa and forced to be slaves in the South. After the Civil War, they were finally freed and could no longer be owned by anyone....   [tags: racial discrimination, jfk, mlk, african americans]

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The Meanings Of Freedom, Equality And Justice

- This essay will talk about the meanings of freedom, equality and justice. It will also address that why these ideas are matter, by exploring the context of these meanings. . The word liberalism comes from a Latin word `liber`, which means a class of free men (Heywood, 2012). According to Hoffman and Graham (2015), liberalism became the world`s dominant ideology (Hoffman & Graham, 2015). Liberalism gives priority to `the right` over `the good` (Heywood, 2012). The concept of political freedom is sharply relevant to the concept of civil liberties and human rights....   [tags: Political philosophy, Liberalism, Human rights]

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Academic Freedom Of Colleges And Universities

- Academic Freedom in Colleges & Universities: A Social Problem Academic Freedom in Colleges & Universities is a social problem in America. Academic freedom is the freedom of teachers and students to teach, study, and pursue knowledge and research without unreasonable interference or restriction from law, institutional regulations, or public pressure. Examples of barred topics can include recent controversies such as the shooting of Mike Brown, Yemen & the upcoming Presidential Election. In Academic Freedom, professors can question any subject....   [tags: University, Higher education, College]

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Definition and Historical Application of Freedom

- “Freedom is anything but unproblematic.” This words reign true when we look at the debates over the definition of freedom throughout all of history and even today. With debates over the NSA, the TSA, the Patriot Act, etc., Americans, and people of other nations who face similar debates over civil liberties, are constantly faced with the issue of figuring out what do we mean by freedom and how absolute should our freedom be. We discuss and debate over the extent to which we have our freedom and yet well all believe that freedom is a core value we all should have even though we don’t agree upon what it is and the extent to which we should have it....   [tags: Institution of Slavery, Free Labor]

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The Freedom Provieded by the First Amendment

- Civilizations and empires throughout history had risen and collapsed for just one word. Some like a summer night died young, while others lasted for centuries. The word was repeated consecutively by the greatest men of all times, and their blood was shed in order to fulfill it. Starting or even before William Wallace and until our present time with the raging of the Arab Spring people have been demanding freedom. It is true that it is only one word, thus, its impact is great. People who sought independence in the United States in 1777 had clearly realized the importance of that word, and vividly insisted on in the opening of the independence declaration statement: “We hold these truths to be...   [tags: religion, assembly, press]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- After 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln gave African American slaves their freedom in society they were still not treated as equals. In August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech “I Have a Dream” that impacted the nation. The twenty-six-year-old pastor of the city's Dexter Avenue Baptist Church had to show the grievances of his people, justify their refusal to ride on Montgomery's city busses, and encourage them in peaceful way. In the “I have a dream” speech given by Dr....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- "I Have A Dream" is a mesmerizing speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was delivered to the thousands of Americans on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. Aimed at the entire nation, King’s main purpose in this speech was to convince his audience to demand racial justice towards the mistreated African Americans and to stand up together for the rights afforded to African American under the Constitution. To further convey this purpose more effectively, King cleverly makes use of the rhetorical devices — ethos, pathos and logos — using figurative language such as metaphors and repetition as well as various other techniques e.g....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was made to thousands of people at the Washington Monument while facing the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. Dr. King called upon Americas to consider all people, both black and white, to be united, undivided and free. His rhetoric harkened back a hundred years past when the Emancipation Proclamation was enacted during Abraham Lincoln’s term as president which abolished slavery and allowed all people living in America to be equal and have equal rights....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- Rhetoric: "The use of words by human agents to form attitudes or induce actions in other human agents....The use of language as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation in human beings that by nature respond to symbols." If Kenneth Burke is correct, then I would propose that speakers who use the technique of Rhetoric properly will thoroughly "induce" their listeners to action. Perhaps no other speech nor speaker eloquently used rhetoric, amongst other speaking techniques, to evict such emotion, persuasion, and call to action as the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Freedom Of Press By Skeeter Sellers

- ... When trying to figure out how involved a college is many legal courts have used forum analysis. There are three forums that an institution can be categorized in. A traditional public forum is anywhere on the campus that is open to the public such as quads and sidewalks. The institution can limit the time and place if the point of view is open. The most important part for universities is to provide another location when restrictions do occur. A problem could occur if the public uses the newspaper as a platform for ads that could be something the university disagrees with....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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How The Constitution Endangered Freedom

- How The Constitution Endangered Freedom The US constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787 and brought together, in one remarkable document, ideas from many people and several existing documents, including the Articles of Confederation and Declaration of Independence. Those who made significant intellectual contributions to the constitution are called the founding fathers (Jordan, 2012). This essay will discuss why some of the founding fathers thought that the constitution would endanger freedom, the response they received from those who supported the constitution and how they thought the constitution would improve freedom....   [tags: religion, liberties, protection, powers]

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The Freedom Movement Of The Black Community

- ... This is a very valid question because even know America is known for its diversity but how can one just simply go from hating a whole race to working side by side with people they once “owned”. How can colored people move past the fact that whites are the people who have made our ancestors suffer and are still making the black community suffer. Carmichael then goes into talking about how whites do not have the power to give freedom because freedom is something every individual is born with; but the whites took is upon themselves to enslaves blacks after they were born which denied them their natural born rights and they need to simply stop denying black people their freedom....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Black Power]

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Freedom, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness

- Inalienable rights are rights according to natural law-- rights that cannot be taken away, denied, or transferred away from one. These rights present everyone with equal opportunity, as stated within the Declaration of Independence. Examples of such rights include the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In order to protect these rights, the Founders and Framers set up limits within the government. Limits exist at every avenue of government and are clearly stated within many important documents vital to the American government’s history....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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USA: The Land of the Individualism and Freedom

- ... so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.” (Bradbury 156-157). It is a dream shared by many — to be able to leave behind a mark so permanent as to instill yourself in history forever, to be set apart from the nameless mass of ordinary people, to be somebody. People wish to become the next big superstar, the next Bill Gates, the next Albert Einstein, the next Mark Zuckerberg, the next Thomas Edison, or the next President of the United States....   [tags: opportunity, melting pot]

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Religious Freedom at School Events

- I believe that we should have the right to display any religious references on student banners used at school-sponsored events; such as graduation ceremonies, football or sports events, theater and fine arts events, and any other school events that are presented by or for the school. The fact is just because you are at a school function of any kind does not mean that there is not to be any religious banners. The freedom of religion does not stop once you cross the threshold of the school. The government is not the one who gives us our freedom and right to have whatever religion we choose to have....   [tags: Constitution, Right, Education]

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Freedom Of The Slave By Frederick Douglas

- Freedom rider Frederick Douglass was a Social reformer and an abolitionist. He was a slave who stayed under his owner’s law. However, when he learned how to read and write Frederick Douglas opposition to slavery began to shape. To farther educate himself he read newspapers and did political writing and literature as much as possible. After he gained a lot of knowledge, an African American woman helped him escape from slavery. Throughout his life he was affiliated in civil rights movement. He helped other blacks escape from slavery and wrote many famous American literatures in the process....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Essential Principles of Freedom

- Freedom – it is one of the most essential, ever-present, and controversial themes in both literature, and throughout the world. Every day we exercise our freedoms without giving a thought as to how lucky we are to have the freedoms that we do. So what is freedom really. Equality, rights, democracy . . . these are all ideas that come to mind. But what are the essential principles of true freedom. True freedom is constituted by safety, the ability to freely express oneself, and the right to live without oppression from government....   [tags: safety, expression, oppression]

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The Tough Road to True Freedom

- The Tough Road to True Freedom The Declaration of Independence signed in Philadelphia in 1776 stated that all men are created equal. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provided all citizens the freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and the right to petition. The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution gave the right to vote to all male American citizens, in spite of their color or race. Since then, the United States of America is known as one of the most democratic countries in the world, where many choose to go and pursue their dreams, because this is a place where all men are equal, and all men have the same powers a...   [tags: American History]

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Freedom

- Freedom “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.” These are the words of Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States of America, speaking on the topic of freedom, a subject he frequently dealt with during his long presidency. Over the years, freedom in the U.S. has become an increasingly controversial topic, and the effectiveness of the government in affording these freedoms has been called into question. Through certain historical documents and events, the government’s effectiveness at ensuring freedoms for all can be confirmed....   [tags: American History]

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Freedom and Constraints in Social Media

- Free Speech through Anonymous A new age has developed and society is altering to adapt to new forms of technological communication. Through the use of the vast Internet through the use of social networking, image boards, blog sites and news media, society is altering in a way never seen before. Over the past couple of decades, the use of the Internet has expanded and grown exponentially as new technology develops. Since the introduction of social networking as well as alternative news media sites, the way people interact and communicate has altered....   [tags: Facebook Twitter YouTube Essays]

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America 's Ideology Of Freedom

- Many great leaders have left their footprints in the sands of America’s history . The country itself was forged by names such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Joseph Warren. In the struggle to upkeep and redefine the American ideal, men such as these determined to sculpt their country through laws, amendments, and influential speeches. Some of the most revolutionary and thought provoking speeches of American history are Ronald Reagan’s speech, “Tear Down this wall,”; Benjamin Franklin’s letter, “On the Faults of the Constitution”; a “Special Message to Congress Announcing the Ratification of the 15th Amendment” by Ulysses S....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cold War, Abraham Lincoln]

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America 's Ideology Of Freedom

- The American Ideal Many great leaders have left their footprints in the sands of America’s history . The country itself was forged by names such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Joseph Warren. In the struggle to upkeep and redefine the American ideal, men such as these determined to sculpt their country through laws, amendments, and influential speeches. Some of the most revolutionary and thought provoking speeches of American history are Ronald Reagan’s speech, “Tear Down this Wall,”; Benjamin Franklin’s letter, “On the Faults of the Constitution”; a “Special Message to Congress Announcing the Ratification of the 15th Amendment” by Ulysses S....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cold War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Freedom : This Core Value

- ... What inspired me the most about working in the medical field was that I knew I would be able to make a difference and help others. I also wanted a job where I knew I could support myself and provide for my family. Without bettering myself and getting a good education I knew I would be unable to do any of these things. Without a good education it’s very hard to have materialistic comfort, provide for a family, have financial success, and achieve higher goals. In today’s society, it is not easy to find a stable job without a college degree....   [tags: Higher education, College, United States]

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Gay Rights and Religious Freedom

- Gay rights coincide with freedom of religion, coming from the First Amendment, which also gives citizens the right of freedom of expression as well. People around the world are facing inequality and persecution because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. This all leads to discrimination amongst citizens of the U.S. In the United States, the rights of gays only exist in a few states, which permit them with the same equal opportunities as a heterosexual couple. The real area of potential conflict between religious freedom and gay rights arises in the circumstances of sexual orientation nondiscrimination laws....   [tags: Homosexuality, Equality]

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Proselytism and Freedom of Religion

- Proselytism is an integral element of mainstream religions, in particular Christianity and its sects. Its restriction arguably run contrary to the very notion of human rights, undermining the freedom of religion, of association and of speech as enshrined and protected by the UNDR [1]. At the same time however, it needs to be recognized that this is merely scratching the surface of the debate, that there is a parallel in which aggressive proselytizing could at the same time infringe upon the very freedoms of others....   [tags: Religion]

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Internet Freedom: The Information Superhighway

- One of the nicknames for the Internet when it was first released to the public was the “information superhighway”. The name came to be because the Internet provides the average person with fast access to a limitless amount of data. For many, this is the type of Internet that they have grown to love and rely on while for others, the information superhighway is slowed by major roadblocks in the form of Internet censorship. With the Internet being relatively new, the contradictory messages that both governments and corporations are sending to the public are being strictly scrutinized....   [tags: National Security Agency NSA]

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The Freedom Of Assembly Law

- While looking online through different websites that contained articles and history involving the freedom to assemble, I found out about the Peace Protests in Burma. The country has a history of fighting for their rights, but there has been an uproar in recent months regarding the people peacefully protesting for changes in land and education in their country. Although their country rules are different from the United States, they still have the right to assemble peacefully if they get permission from the government five days in advance before they protest....   [tags: Nonviolence, Civil disobedience, Human rights]

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Overview of Press Freedom

- According to Sussman (2001), In 500 B.C., Athenians in Greece enjoyed remarkable freedoms as the writer did not harshly trash the establishment, as Socrates discovered at his execution while In the 21st century, many countries still permit only such limited freedom but the 16th century printing press brought 4 new possibilities for free expression, but the Church and the State soon clamped down. So for centuries thereafter brave citizens tried to share ideas freely, but were harshly restricted even unto death....   [tags: Print Media, Finland]

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Freedom both Digital and Literal

- With recent events such as the Megaupload shutdown and occupy protests around the globe, the internet and its current state has been receiving much attention. The internet has become an integral part of our lives, link people overseas, transmitting ideas, and propelling innovation. Because of this, governments and service providers should not regulate, restrict, or censor the internet. The Internet we know today serves as a medium for our entertainment, communication, and commercial needs. It is something many of us have come to take for granted....   [tags: Censorship]

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Comparing Despotism Vs. Freedom

- Despotism vs. Freedom Herodotus is the author of what most call the first history of Western civilization: ‘The Persian Wars’, and was the first to use the Greek word historia, which is the derivation of the word history. He also wrote the book, ‘The Histories’, in which Herodotus recounts the battle of Thermopylae. This written account of history is the main source for information on the Persian Wars and, while biased by Herodotus’s beliefs, provides historians with a written retelling of the events that led to the Persian defeat and the rise of the Athenian Empire....   [tags: Battle of Thermopylae, Sparta, Greece]

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Mill: Freedom and Expression

- There they go again. The usual horde of five-inch heels, cleavage and navel displaying, and miniskirts that are just high enough to have a clear visual of the type of underwear each woman is wearing. It is the middle of winter and they are just acting like they are hot stuff. Is this acceptable. Should it be acceptable. Maybe a look at Mill’s beliefs can answer these questions. The introduction of the book is crucial to understanding Mill’s arguments and the status of his beliefs. It states the basic structure of his argument and his own key deductions....   [tags: argumentative]

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Freedom of Religious Expression

- “ Freedom of religion does not equal freedom to take away the rights of other people” (Unknown). The free expressions of religion is protected by the first amendment. Proposed September 25, 1789 the framers protected their citizens against the government controlling their religious freedom. School administrators and students are at a figurative war with the meaning of this amendment. School officials have attempted to ban the use of religious banners at sporting events made by the students; the Establishment and Free Exercise Clause interfere with the school administration's responsibilities and student rights causing the freedom of religion to be used in the wrong way....   [tags: first amendment, establishment clause]

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Internet Censorship: Censoring Freedom

- With today’s technology, communication and information can travel across the world in a matter of seconds. Ever since the internet was first made publically available in 1991 the ease of accessing entertainment, education, and information has been increasing every year. We now live in an age where roughly 30% of all people in the entire world are connected to the web ("World Internet Usage Statistics New and World Population Stats"). However, despite the obvious advantages of the internet’s freedom, some countries are trying to control the internet and display what it deems appropriate for the public eye....   [tags: Censorship]

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Persuasive Speech: Against Gun Control

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that each individual must take responsibility for his or her own actions. The must not blame guns for problems caused by people. . . Attention Grabber: Gun control isn't about guns, its about control . Body of Speech . I'd like to read a quote by our 3rd president Thomas Jefferson. "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an...   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Freedom from Governmental Espionage

- The American people are living in a democracy, the best, yet youngest, form of government in the world. The ideals surpassed by none, a democracy so delighting the USA literally fights extensive battles to bring this serenity to other parts of the world. This is because there are established rights or entitlement for every individual is; one of the most revered is the freedom of speech. However, currently the American government is in direct violation the country’s first amendment; they have been for almost one hundred years by creating a law regarding speaking out against the government as treason....   [tags: U.S. Government ]

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Freedom: Digital and Literal

- The internet has become an integral part of our lives, linking people overseas, transmitting ideas, and propelling innovation. In order to continue the innovations and links, governments and service providers should not regulate, restrict, or censor the internet. The internet, as it stands today, serves as a medium for our entertainment, communication, and commercial needs. It is something many of us have come to take for granted. The original intended purpose of the first “internet,” however, goes back to the days of the Cold War where the ever looming threat of a nuclear missile attack prompted the U.S., as well as many other countries, to build a robust, fault-tolerant, and widely distri...   [tags: The Internet]

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