Do We Really Have Freedom Of Speech?

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Do We Really Have Freedom Of Speech? Is Freedom Of Speech a true thing? You might want to think again. Over the past couple of centuries it has changed. You used to be able to say anything and everything you wanted. Now you say something and you are immediately thrown in jail. Like what happened to Bradley Manning over the past year and a half. He released documents about military killing innocent people and what does our government do? They threw him in jail. The military did not comment on the situation because they knew it was true. He wanted people knowing what they did was wrong and he got in trouble for it. I do not see that they should have thrown him in jail. What my concern is do we actually have Freedom Of Speech? Are we allowed…show more content…
Our social media accounts like facebook, twitter, and anything else are monitored by the NSA (The National Security Agency). They control everything on the internet and they will look at everything you do. We do not have any privacy. They also monitor incoming and outcoming phone calls made in the USA and recently they have been spying on allies phone calls. Its really sickening. I do not feel like we are very secure so we try to spy and make it look like our government actually does something. What Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden helped out the people of the United States. It showed what our military wrongly does to betray other countries. Chelsea Elizabeth Manning was born Bradley Edward Manning on December 17, 1987 is a United States Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after releasing the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public. Manning was sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years confinement with the possibility of parole in eight years, and to be dishonorably discharged from the Army. Assigned in 2009 to an Army unit in Iraq as an intelligence analyst, Manning had access to classified databases. In early 2010 she leaked classified information to WikiLeaks and confided this to Adrian Lamo, an online acquaintance. Lamo informed Army Counterintelligence, and Manning was arrested in May that same year. The material included videos of the July

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