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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Four Freedoms Speech

- The “Four Freedoms” William Allen White said: "Liberty is the only thing you can not have unless you give it to others". Freedom is a word that is worth gold and breaks chains when it runs without distinction of people. Franklin Delano Roosevelt born in January 30 of 1882. Political who belonged to the Democratic Party of the United States; he was the 32nd President of his country. He started studying law at the University of Harvard, but then he changed laws to politics. Elected senator in 1911 and named secretary of the navy in 1912....   [tags: social issues, liberty]

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The Price of Freedom

- The Price of Freedom What is the price for FREEDOM. It's obvious that the price for freedom is not free but that it is rather large. After obtaining freedom, we look back and wonder was it worth it. Was freedom overpriced. In other words, did we sacrifice and pay too much to be free. In the United States' history, there have been many wars that have taken place. We live the way we do today because of the many brave men and women that have sacrificed their lives. There is no doubt that this is a huge price....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Freedom

- The Importance of Freedom Many of us take freedom for granted. Many of us tend to forget the hardships and sacrifices our forefathers of freedom went through. Many of us fail to cherish and value our granted freedom. Many of us do not apprehend the full meaning of freedom. However, a few among the society realize the value of such a bestowment. Our Freedom today exists as of the actions of those who believed that it was a necessity to live by and disallowing it is a relic of days more barbarous than ours....   [tags: Papers]

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The Freedom of Information

- The Freedom of Information There are different kinds of freedoms: freedom of expression, of opinion, of speech, of information, to copy, to own and to read, and freedom from interference and observation. This research is an ethical analysis of the freedom of information in the new Internet era and how the new technology should be implemented globally as a universal human right. Not so many years ago, I still remember in High School my research with books, magazines, and newspapers as the only resources to get information....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]

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Ensuring Freedom

- Throughout the course of history, the aspect of freedom in the eyes of American citizens has been surprisingly ambivalent. With the creation of the Declaration and the Constitution early in our country’s lifetime, the element of freedom was undeniably sought. However, looking back at the loosely written intentions of this document, freedom can be assumed unfit for all. The Declaration, promising “that all men are created equal” (U.S. Declaration Ind.), began as a document causing nothing but civil strife from the voices of ill represented minorities....   [tags: American History]

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Religious Freedom

- The United States of America was founded with a credo of religious freedom. They hoped to change the vicious cycle of religious persecution and intolerance that had been swirling through Europe for centuries. Over the last two hundred years this legacy has been shredded and stained. Our religious freedoms have been taken away by people who have twisted what our country was founded to protect. The North American continent was settled by thousands of refugees from different religious persecutions from all around the globe....   [tags: Human Rights]

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Cry Freedom

- This essay examines the film “Cry Freedom”, set in the late 1970s, which was directed by Sir Richard Attenborough in 1987. The film was based on the true story written by Donald Wood, also one of the main characters in the film. The analysis will focus on the way the movie critically evaluates the political ideology that dominates the apartheid in South Africa. The essay will discuss the character’s and film's attitude towards the white people and black people and how certain characters respond to, and are shaped by, the historic and economic events of that time....   [tags: Film Review ]

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Freedom

- Freedom remains the sole basis for American society as we know it. Without freedom the great nation of America would have never been founded. To understand the true principles of freedom, one must understand the scope of the word. Philosophical freedom encompasses the ability to make choices without restraints, while political freedom is the state of being free rather than in physical confinement. Despite the importance of these ideas to our founding fathers, freedom has lost much of its importance in modern American society....   [tags: Society Politics Freedom Liberty, reform]

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

- Cheers echoed throughout Washington D.C. August 28, 1963 as Martin Luther King Jr. paved the path to freedom for those suffering from racial segregation. It was the day of the March on Washington, which promoted Civil Rights and economic equality for African Americans. In order to share his feelings and dreams with the rest of the nation, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech encouraging all to overcome racial segregation. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech was very effective due to the use of metaphors, repetition, historical and literary references, and poetic devices....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Freedom of Expression Is Vital to a Free Society

- The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “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.” Does this mean that freedom of speech cannot be prohibited in any way. Are there any reasonable arguments for limiting speech. In this paper, these questions will be examined along with a discussion of where the basic right of free speech originated....   [tags: argumentative]

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Rights and Freedom Safeguarded in the American Constitution

- The Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution to help safeguard the rights of the American people. But when it was time for ratification, many Americans leaders did not agree with certain parts of the Constitution. They felt that it did not give the people many rights. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments, was added to the Constitution four years after the American government was organized (Mount, 2001). This essay will reflect on the rights guaranteed to American citizens, and the guaranteed freedom that is most relevant to me personally....   [tags: american history]

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Freedom of Choice: The Very Best Policy

- The author does not make a very convincing case that school uniforms and dress codes violate students’ freedom of speech and undermine important values. She argues that students are the only ones with a dress code. She states that students should be able to express themselves using their own judgement. She believes that uniforms do not help maintain a respectable appearance for the school community. School uniforms are essential to students in order for them to learn discipline and respect. The author's opinion says "I believe they should apply to everyone....   [tags: school uniforms, learning discipline & respect]

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Persuasive Speech: Everyone Should Enroll in a Certification Program

- Topic: Certification Programs General Purpose: To persuade individuals to enroll in a certification program of their choice. Thesis: This speech will cover the many educational alternatives of certification programs in higher education, as well as their advantages. This will include a detailed description of certification courses in Computer, Nursing, and Trucking. Introduction Are you one of millions of people who would like to earn great money in a respectable field of profession, but refuse to sit through 4 full years of a Bachelor’s program....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Limits of Freedom of Expression in English Law

- What are the limits of freedom of expression in English law. Are they satisfactory. Article 10 of the European convention of human rights holds “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises” This is enshrined in UK law through the Human rights act 1998....   [tags: article 10 of European convention of human rights]

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Offensive Speech Should Not Be Banned

- ... Moreover, on Oct 6 the U.S Supreme Court examined if those members of the Westboro Church, went too far when they protest at the marine’s funeral (6). The US Supreme Court took up that case because it was an inappropriate place to protest. It is not the same that group of people take the streets, protest and publicize their thoughts, instead of going to a funeral, which is a private event and painful moment to say their offensives thoughts about the American’s soldiers. People do not have to go to inappropriate places like the funeral and use offensive speech in the name of the free speech, and think that everybody has to tolerate their offensive words....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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What Is Speech- How Is It Defined?

- ... The test to determine whether obscenity is present was presented in Miller v. California. The Miller test concludes that work is obscene if: 1) it appeals to the average person 2) displays “hard-core” sexual acts which have been previously classified as per state law in an offensive way 3) lacks scientific, artistic, political, literary, etc. value. The three criteria must exist before the material in question can be deemed obscene. First Amendment permits the states to apply laws regulating the sale of explicit materials minors....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Freedom Of Religion By Annie Laurie Gaylor

- LM3 Freedom of Religion Americas freedom of religion is being questioned. People have many different religions and opinions, But some opinions are encouraged to stay quiet. Most people choose to stay quiet about It so they do not cause problems with the government or people who are uncomfortable with religion and worship. While many people believe it’s okay to have freedom of religion others feel that worshiping freely is wrong because it is not something they can control. Freedom of religion should be allowed in the united states.People have fought and even died so others can have freedom and yet Americans sit by and choose not to take it....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Islam, Prayer]

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A Student 's Right 's Freedom

- ... The case was dismissed under the ruling that school officials were acting under the standing law upholding the constitutionality of the school authorities ' action on the ground that it was "reasonable in order to prevent disturbance of school discipline. 258 F.Supp. 971 (1966)." The petitioner 's then appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals who upheld the earlier decision. The appellants finally appealed directly to the Supreme Court who later issued a writ of certiorari. The Civil Rights lawsuit was heard under the Warren Court on November 12th, 1968....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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Offensive Speech Should Not Be Banned

- I always remember what my grandmother said to me, “Be careful what you say, what words you use because they can destroy or give hope. Once they are said never could be deleted it from people’s hearts.” That day I learned that words are powerful. According to the article “Free Speech: Westboro Church Supreme Court Case First Amendment” in Christian Science Monitor, author Warren Richey discusses about The First Amendment to define what is offensive and it shows historical facts where the Supreme Court is using the First Amendment to resolve the cases about offensive speech....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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First Amendment Right - Freedom Of The Press

- ... Even though these guidelines only were made in a dissenting opinion, they have been frequently used in state courts and lower federal courts. In criminal cases in federal courts, the defendant 's Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial or the law enforcements ' need to conduct a full investigation is considered more important (chapter eight). At the same time, the majority of the U.S. states have shield laws that gives a reporter 's privilege, but there does not exist a federal shield law. When taking into consideration that journalists are not protected in federal law in form of a reporters ' privilege or shield law, it might take some of the feeling of freedom away when writing....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

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

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Graduation Speech

- Ladies, gentlemen, parents, friends, family, staff, fellow students: Instead of taking up more time and reading my speech, it is available to you at http://www.olen’s_speech.com. Thank you. No, just kidding. But seriously folks... Today we are gathered here to celebrate our graduation from 12 long years of schooling. The education granted to us has been a privilege. One so graciously given to us by the citizens of our state, by our community, and by our parents. Today would not be possible without them....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Between Our Freedom is a Bloody Nose

- ... Even with his hardship, Nat was able to find tranquility in religion. Religion is what occupied Nat the most and nourished his self-esteem. He created his image of a prophet even with the fact that he was still a hopeless slave. After the severe depression of 1819, Nat escaped but later return back to his master since he thought it was God’s plan for him to serve his master. On Sundays, Nat would travel to preach to people and assure them the presence of God in their lives. He’s become a man of God....   [tags: Southhampton County, Va. Nat Turner]

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The Meaning of Freedom during the Civil War

- Liberty can have multiple meanings it depends on who you ask. It is the freedom to and freedom from. Freedom to it is your right to have a personal freedom, to do as you wish. Freedom from is your right to write speak and act freely without fear of threat. Before and During the Civil War the overwhelming definition of the word liberty was one of an economic nature. After the Civil War this shifted to more social/personal definition. Economic liberty has to do with the distribution and exchange of resources....   [tags: historical and sociological analysis]

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Our Freedom to Choose Military Participation

- ... The government shouldn't enforce the law that should apply to every young adults or teenager. We have the right to enjoy many other freedoms. You can work at any job you qualify to. You have the freedom to join a political party, a union, and any other legal groups. Though some people might say this have nothing to do whether we want to do it or not. In my beliefs it is not to impose this on someone who's not even old enough to confirm what they're going to do in the future. This will not only affect our rights but it will affect our time we have spent....   [tags: rights, volunteer, commitment]

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Ethnocentrism, The South and the Movie: Freedom Riders

- During the civil movement many African-Americans were fighting hard for their human rights, but peacefully. A very crucial element that was the freedom rides. Activists who would go on the bus were both black and white and at every bus stop there was such harsh violence some of the freedom riders would die. At the time, the South’s ideal culture was that African-Americans should not move forward. This is class conflict; in this case the ruling classes were discriminating against blacks and that were not allowed to ride the same bus as white people, and decided to rebel peacefully....   [tags: Discrimination, Civil Rights, African Americans]

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Graduation Speech

- When I first began considering a graduation speech, my initial impulse was to spend this time discussing the advent of college preparation at Ridgemont, and the rise of empty values. I thought it would be a good chance to point out the fact that the quest for college admission has ground some of the best people I know into pulp, and that for the most part it seems as though both their parents, and to a large extent the school, seem afraid to confront that system for what it is. I wanted to speak to the changes happening here at Ridgemont, that the focus of the school is being shifted from educating for character to trying to improve the efficiency with which Ridgemont can heard students into...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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First Amendment and Free Speech

- This paper will examine the first amendment’s right to free speech based on three different Supreme Court cases and how there are varying examples of free speech. In the case of Snyder v. Phelps, Snyder sued Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church, for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy by intrusion upon seclusion, and conspiracy because the church set-up protest outside of his military son’s funeral service (Chen et al., 2010). Another side of free speech involves a case which allow schools to restrict speech that is promoting illegal drug use....   [tags: Legal Precedent, Flag Burning]

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Faculty 's Oppressed Academic Freedom

- Faculty’s Oppressed Academic Freedom Supporters of Steven Salaita rallied and protested before a press conference here at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. One of the many posters read “We do not pay an average of $20,000 in tuition to have our professors silenced, oppressed, and fired #UIStudents4Salaita” (Coit). The buzz around Salaitas case is overwhelming as people react as though this is the first time academic freedom has been crossed. Although students at UIUC protest for Salaitas academic freedom, the bigger issue is that history tells us we have problem with faculty speaking out....   [tags: University, Academia, Professor, Tenure]

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Freedom Of Expression

- COSHE.COM : uncategorized : freedom of expression on the internet freedom of expression on the internet First and foremost, in the United States the freedom of expression is guaranteed in the first Article of Amendment to the American Constitution. It states, "Con Click Here to Search COSHE's Database Again freedom of expression on the internet First and foremost, in the United States the freedom of expression is guaranteed in the first Article of Amendment to the American Constitution....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Freedom Is Slavery

- Freedom is Slavery: The maxim Freedom is Slavery is best explained in the book 1984 by the telescreens shown throughout the novel. In the world today, the Patriot Act ensures U.S. citizens freedom by ensuring the FBI's ability to examine their daily activities. In the world today, the Patriot Act states that it protects U.S. citizen's freedom. Iby ensuring the FBI's ability to examine anybody's daily activities. To me, this is a major contradiction. The Patriot Act is basically saying that the government has the ability to now control our freedom....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Desires for freedom

- Desire for Freedom and Desire for Limitations on Freedom People have the desire for freedom as well as a desire for limitations on their freedom. Freedom and the limitations on freedom are both needed to live peacefully. Absolute freedom cannot be achieved because when you take away limitations you take away a freedom. With out rules governing our society, people would be able to do what they want to each other with out fear of punishment. An examination of the advantages and disadvantages of both arguments helps this become clearer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Freedom of Expression

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

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Freedom of Knowledge

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

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Free Speech

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

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Informative Speech: The Problem of Overpopulation

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

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The Importance of Freedom of Expression in America

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

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American Freedom - No Greater Gift

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

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Freedom in the United States

- Freedom in the United States Essay submitted by Unknown No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bounds of the First Amendment by publicly offending others through obscenity or racism....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Many Faces of Freedom?

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

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What is Freedom To Me?

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

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Intellectual Freedom - It Isn't Free

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

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A World of Freedom With Chains Attached

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

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1984: Why Freedom is Important

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

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Freedom

- Freedom is defined as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. In An Indian’s View of Indian Affairs, Chief Joseph petitions for freedom. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is a call for freedom. The texts written by Chief Joseph and King share many similar philosophies because the situations faced by two cultures, which are embodied in the texts, are similar. Chief Joseph represents a group of Native Americans who are restricted to land that they do not covet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Freedom of Expression and Rap Music

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

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The Last Bastion of Personal Freedom

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

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My Definition of Freedom

-                                                The constitution of the United States of America gives me the right to freedom because I am a United States citizen. I consider "freedom" to be my right to express myself in any way I choose. Freedom is defined as "having liberty of action or thought, independent". "Self-governed or not controlled by an outside party" is another definition of freedom. Freedom has a different meaning to each individual thus making it hard to find a clear concise definition....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Struggle of Freedom and Power

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

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Censorship: Freedom Or Suppression ?

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

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Racism and Freedom of Expression

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

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Loss Of Freedom Through Apathy

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

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America: Freedom And Violence

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

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Against Limiting Individual Freedom

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

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Four Freedoms

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

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Blake's Voice of Freedom

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

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Graduation Speech: What is Next?

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

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Graduation Speech: We Dit It!

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

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Religious Freedom

- Religious Freedom America has been named the "melting pot" of the world. It houses many different cultures, nationalities, ideas and religions. There are Christians, Jews, Catholics, Buddhists, Mormons, Hindus, Spiritualists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Islamic, plus many more. America is unique in that all these religions are represented in a nation that is only 200 years old. And America has upheld, throughout history, that the freedom and equality of religion is extremely important in order for this nation to function as a free nation....   [tags: Papers]

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Lost Freedom

- For many ages freedom has been one of the main priorities in human life. People are determined to have freedom of spirit, religion, opinion, speech; they aspire to be free to decide where and with whom to live, where to work, what to wear, and how to live their lives in general. However, a lot of people are deprived of freedom one way or another, either they are physically imprisoned or influenced by circumstances and life situations. Physical imprisonment is one of the most devastating experiences for a human being, and affects a person in many ways, physically and mentally....   [tags: essays research papers]

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freedom expressed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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let freedom ring

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

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Freedom of Expression Must be Upheld in America

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

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Hate Speech - Legal, but Unnecessary

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

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Freedom vs. Determination

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

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Symbolic Speech Should Be Protected

- Why Symbolic Speech Should Be Protected 1. The measure of a great society is the ability of its citizens to tolerate the viewpoints of those with whom they disagree. As Voltaire once said, “I may disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” (Columbia). This right to express one's opinion can be characterized as “freedom of speech.” The concept of “freedom of speech” is a Constitutional right in the United States, guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or th...   [tags: mh]

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We Must Fight for Internet Freedom

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

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The Constitutionality of Hate Speech

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

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Free Speech

- The Constitution of the United States states in its First Amendment that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances" (Funk & Wagnalls 162). This Amendment guarantees each person of free speech. Does this mean that a person can stand in the middle of the street and yell anything he wants....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hate Speech

- Hatespeech Hate Speech and the People who use it Hate speech; is this the type of speech that the First Amendment protects. Should this type of speech be defended. If this type of speech is censored on college campuses, have the students lost their right to the First Amendment. What kind of damage does hate speech cause physical and emotional. Who does hate speech affect. Is hate speech protected by the first amendment. According to Charles R. Lawrence III, it is not. “When racist speech takes the form of face-to-face insults, catcalls, or other assaultive speech aimed at an individual or small group of persons, it falls directly within the “fighting words” exception to First Amendment p...   [tags: essays papers]

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hate speech

- Filtered Freedom Hate speech is often misunderstood because it can be classified as either careless or intentionally hurtful. Many people interpret careless statements as acts of aggression, but with good reason. It would be false to say that the freedom of speech has never been manipulated to inflict damage upon others. Questions have been risen of what hate speech is and if it should be allowed to be viewed by public access. Alan M. Dershowitz delivers an enumerative definition of the term by asserting all speech that criticizes another’s race, religion, gender, ethnicity, appearance, class, physical or mental capabilities, or sexual preference....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION--SPEECH AND PRESS Adoption and the Common Law Background Madison's version of the speech and press clauses, introduced in the House of Representatives on June 8, 1789, provided: 'The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable.'1 The special committee rewrote the language to some extent, adding other provisions from Madison's draft, to make it read: 'The freedom of speech and of the press, and the right of the people peaceably to assemble and consult for their common good, and to apply to the Government for re...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graduation Speech

- I once read that life is well represented as a pearl deep within an oyster. The pearl symbolizes each person's potential, or the things that are going well for them in life. Just as a mere grain of sand that enters an oyster can grow into something of great worth, there is a fragment of excellency within every one of you that over time can be shape you into an individual who will make a difference in the world. There will be trials and hardships to overcome along the road to making a difference, but consider what Hellen Keller once wrote, "The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were not limitations to overcome....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, faculty, staff, graduates of the Class of 2012, families and friends. I tried to think of something profound to say today, but it may be too presumptuous to assume that my short life experience is enough to impart any great wisdom. However, I will at least share with you something that I have learned. As a brief disclaimer: individual results may vary; drowsiness and/or dizziness are the most common side effects. Contact your doctor if symptoms persist....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Class of 2012, tonight is the last time we will share together for many years. After tonight, we will begin a new chapter in our lives. This chapter will lead us away from each other, but the memories we've shared will continue to stay. The years behind us have been full of challenges and rewards; these experiences will be there to guide us as we branch out into the world. Let's take a moment to think back to the people and times that shaped us the last four years. Every teacher deserves a "thank you" for helping us to reach our goal of graduation....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- The time has finally come. Fellow seniors, we are now on our own. It's time to take down our parking permits and clean out our binders one last time. Tonight is our graduation - a time to celebrate an end to a journey. Tonight is our commencement - the beginning of a new course. We've said goodbye to our teachers, signed yearbooks, paid our fines; now we celebrate 13 years of progress and friendship and we look forward to achieving our goals as we embark on a new odyssey. We've seen our last dance....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Isn't it strange how princes and kings And clowns who caper in sawdust rings And common folk, like you and me Are builders for eternity. For each is given a bag of tools, A shapeless mass, and a set of rules. And each of us, a life is flown, Must either build a stumbling block or stepping stone. Builders for eternity ... what an awe-inspiring thought: That you and I not would be, nor could be, but are builders for eternity. On this day, the seventh of June 2006, at our high school graduation night, the night we say goodbye to the structured life high school offers, the night we say goodbye to friends and teachers that have impacted our lives in so many ways....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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