Ethics And Free Speech

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Ethics and Free Speech Ethics are rules and customs that one can follow to determine what is right or wrong base on your individual believes. Human being have to make ethical decision on a daily bases on events that take place in their work environment, school, and personal lives. For example at a work place one might have to make a decision that would affect a fellow co-workers job being at risk, or keep the unlawful information and allow the co-worker to continue the job. At school a student decides whether or not he/she should plagiarize on the final paper for a passing grade. Ethical decisions are sometimes hard and difficult to make because doing the wrong thing is easier because you inconvenient others, put others last to satisfy your needs. When you have to make the right decision it inconveniences you and only helps the other person that is when it becomes a internal battle of ethics. Freedom of speech give us the rights as American citizens to speak freely, but at the same time there is a time, place, and audience to address certain topics too. You have to respect other people feeling, religious belief while utilizing the rights of free speech. After September 11, 2001 free speech had is challenges of whether the American people should hear about the plans that the government wanted to take too teach the terrorist a lesson. An ethical public speaker is one that is truthful, has evidence to support the speech, and avoids plagiarism. A public speaker should not have hidden agenda, allow the audience to know what his or her intension is and that should be an objective that is ethical; meaning it gives the listeners and option to be persuaded and informed. Whereas an unethical speaker does the opposite. The speaker is vague about the objective of the speech, try to alter, and confuse the listener thoughts. An ethical speaker tells the truth even if it might

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