Further examined The Bill of Rights provides the freedom of speech in the First Amendment. There are limitations, and people need to realize that the Constitution does not guarantee free speech, and that free speech is given to the people as a privilege that can be taken at anytime. The freedom of speech is one of the most valuable and precious rights that is given to the citizens the original American colonies and continues as the first amendment in modern day United States Constitution. At the same time, it is one of the most abused rights by Americans. This is one of the protections that many Americans hold very dear and also value it because it will allow them to speak out against government policies that they do not agree with and also allow them to express there religious beliefs of their
For those that believe in the theory a true pluralist society, the rights of interest groups to compete may be seen as none thing short of necessary. This competition is a way to ensure that no one person or group always achieves the goal they set out for. If that right to compete and lobby is taken away then a true pluralism is impossible. Nearly half of all interest groups don’t have that right because it has been taken away by government. In the book A Voice for Nonprofits author Jeffrey M. Berry and David F. Arons does a noteworthy job of doing exactly what the title says: giving a voice to nonprofits.
Racis Speach Responce paper Any time the goverment banns anything especaly speach it is a dangerous propazistion and should not be taken lightly. The essay wretten by Charles R Lawrence III intilded On Racist Speech makes a good point reguarding this idea saying "Freedom of speach is the life blood of our democratic system"(Lawrence,57). Freedom of speach has been one thing that has defined America over the years. Though it may pain people up holding freedom of speach should be priorety for all Americans It is not a matter of racist speach being outlawing all togeather, but a matter of restriction. The goverment has already restricted racest speach, Lawernce explans this when he writes "but the regulation of otherwise protected speech has been permitted when the speach invades the privacy of the unwilling listeners home or when the unwilling listener cannot avoid the speach"(Lawrence,57).
Let’s assume for the sake of argument it does protect an individual right, it is no more absolute than freedom of speech or any other right in the Constitution. No right is absolute; the government is always allowed to restrict the right if it can satisfy Constitutional strict scrutiny and show the restriction is narrowly tailored to promote a goal of compelling importance. Ironically, the very first federal appellate court in recent history to hold that there was an individual right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, the Fifth Circuit, then went on to nevertheless uphold the particular restriction that was being challenged! Mainly, that the guy was under a restraining order for domestic abuse and he wasn’t allowed to possess a gun. The court said the Second Amendment protects your right, but this regulation doesn’t violate your right.
The first amendment grants us to express our thoughts and beliefs in a free society unlike most third class and communist countries. The first amendment includes the following rights; freedom of assembly, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of petition. In so many countries freedom of speech is banned, without the first amendment one would fear to even protest because they could easily be silenced, religious groups could be victimized, and citizens could not mobilize for or against social change. We wake up every day and practice these rights without even acknowledging it. We have a right to say and do what we like as long as we are obeying federal and state
Advocates of open carry often refer to their constitutional rights of being law abiding and responsible gun holders. They want to exercise their freedoms and will vehemently reject any attempt to restrict those freedoms. It is their case that law abiding citizens are the first line of defense against violence. In situations such as Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut or the Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, advocates will argue that having their weapons openly visible would have deterred these criminals from committing such heinous acts. They will contend that criminal prefer victims or target who are not armed and that gun control regulations should be aimed towards criminals, not responsible, law abiding citizens.
Slander is when someone lies about another person in order to hurt their reputation. Treason is when somebody gives military secrets to enemies of the U.S. (anything to endanger our government). Freedom of press allows people to express themselves in print such as books, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and computer networks. Freedom of assembly protects our right to assemble in groups for any reason as long as the groups are peaceful. Also we have the right to attend meetings, parades, political rallies, and public celebrations.
Macey Stockwell Anthem Essay Do you think that we should be free of our fellow man? I will be writing about how and why Equality 7-2521 realizes that “To be free, a must be free of his brothers” (Rand pg. 103). I chose this topic because I think that it is a very true statement; I feel that everyone should live by this statement. If everyone did, people wouldn’t feel that they have to try so hard to fit in with society.
In other words, each citizen has the right to free speech. He or she is can express him or her self, or criticize the government without the fear of retribution. Freedom of speech is, however, limited to a certain extent. Although this amendment allows a person to protest peacefully, engage in symbolic speech to advertise commercial products, not speak, or use certain offensive words to convey in political messages, there are boundaries to be drawn. Freedom of speech does not include making or distributing obscene materials, instigate or provoke actions that would harm or cause harm to others, or burn draft cards as an anti-war protest (“United States Court,” n.d.).
Music Censorship in America In a country specifically known worldwide for its opportunity and embrace of freedom, it is ironic that the degree of censorship is as prevalent as it remains to be. This is especially true concerning musical expression, and specifically the genres of rock and roll and rap music. The United States Government is supposed to be the voice of its citizens, but concerning censorship and specifically the censorship of popular music, there can be a discord between the government and the people it represents and serves. First Amendment rights and responsibilities One of the principles of our constitution on which America was founded was that every individual has unalienable rights, and one of the most important rights is our freedom of speech. Amanda Reid (2012) states the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights