Civic Value Of Being An American

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Travis Garrett November 11, 2009 Being an American The civic value that I think that is the most important is our freedom of speech. The United States Constitution includes our freedom of speech in the Bill of Rights as part of the first amendment. Although there is freedom of speech there are some exceptions such as the regulation of commercial speech such as advertising. And things such as property rights for authors and inventors. Hate speech is not protected by freedom of speech. There have been efforts to ban flag desecration. Although that act currently remains protected. During the ratification of the constitution anti-federalist and state legislature felt the constitution would give to much power to the federal government.
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