Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right. Whether or not on a college campus, people (especially college students) should have the right to speak freely. Everyone does have the right to speak freely, because it is one of the twenty-seven amendments. Colleges all around the United States are now home to many restrictions on free speech. For example, the idea and use of “free speech zones” has made its way to colleges everywhere. A “free speech zone” is a sidewalk sized place where students are allowed to speak their minds freely on college campuses. I know what you’re thinking. This sounds ridiculous. Why are there specific places for people to speak their minds? Aren’t colleges suppose to be a place where students speak their minds and learn new things? Universities should not be able to put any restrictions on free speech.
The First Amendment, freedom of speech, has proven to have made a tremendous impact on our history and the course we have taken. Our country has been transformed throughout history to appreciate the different cultures, religions, and traditions; from a simple act as speaking up to what we think is right we have seen our nation grow and prosper. As citizens, we are entitled to express our opinions and this right must be respected. However, we have taken advantage of this amendment. Nowadays, freedom of speech has become more destructive than supportive. Freedom of speech means giving everyone a chance to speak up; this does not give us the right to harm other individuals.
Free Speech is the American’s most important and used privilege provided by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Every American use this technique to express their beliefs and it is most often attacked freedom by the government. Although many critics argue for the unlimited boundaries and lesser interruption by the government to the freedom of speech, I support the systematical restrictions by the government. In my opinion, the extent of free speech is somewhere it can persuasive to its audience as well as less insulting to its opposing ones. I think it is offensive to insult any religious beliefs for the actions led by some members of the religion. For example, Muslims, we cannot pressure them to move from American
The first amendment gives U.S. individuals five fundamental rights (also known as the freedom of expression):
Ah, the freedom of speech. Outlined in our nation’s Constitution and considered one of the most fundamental of all human rights, it gives us the ability to express ourselves without government interference, restraint, or suppression (“Freedom of Speech: An Overview”). Free speech is practiced by all types of American citizens, from the teenage girl posting a picture of a Starbucks cup on Instagram to the riled adult handing out fliers for a political cause. Every form of expression, ranging from the frivolous to the meaningful and the agreeable to the controversial, is protected by this significant and irreplaceable liberty. With this in mind, freedom of speech should surely be guaranteed in all corners of our nation.
the united states have free speech and peaceful protest just like mlk and abraham lincoln .....IT is important to stand up for what you believe in because you can make a change . Just like MLK he made a change in this world by just standing up for what he believe in .he believe in justice and peace to win over black americans he brought the world attention how unfairly certain people was treated . Its is always important to stand up for you believe in because you can change the wolr its a lot of people who struggle from a whole lot of stuff like rascism and etc. for example abraham lincoln helped us in this country as the president of united states he issued the emancipation proclamation which process of freedom for american slaves and also
As an American citizen and a late bloomer to the political arena in the United States, I find myself arriving in an disheartening and frightening environment. Where I have suddenly awoken in a dis-utopian world of money, power and greed, where the rich elites of the population has all the power to speak up. Where money has become more out-spoken and heard than actual dialog, while the majority of the population remains silenced through underfunded attempts to express their views. Giving money the potency of free speech enables only the people with a financial mouth to resonate loud enough to be heard. Presidents, Senators, Legislators and House of Representative members are involved in the process of making policies and laws, who are
On Decemeber 15, 1791, the First Amendment was passed along with 9 other amendements in the "Bill of Rights." The purpose of these amendments were to address the concerns of the Anti-Federalists that the "U.S. Constitution" did not protect the citizens from the government infringing on their rights. The Freedom of Speech is defined as the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint and has been at the center of many heated cases in the United States and across the world.
Free speech should not be restricted. The first amendment gives the right for anyone to say whatever he or she wants, whenever they want and guarantees us the privilege to speak our minds without limitations. Our right to free speech is one thing that sets the United States apart from any other country. Since September 11, 2001 all
Like most democratic nations in the world, the United States has had its own fair share of issues with hate speech. There has been a lot of controversy over whether hate speech should be regulated. In analyzing the concept of free speech, one cannot ignore that it does not occur in a vacuum. There have been all types of debasements ranging from ethnic, religious, racial and gendered stereotyping. Freedom of speech inherently includes all other fundamental human rights. Hence, as acknowledged through natural rights, other rights and personhood should adamantly be included within this scope of this protection. Hate speech is a limit on free speech, as it not only puts the victim under deliberate psychological and physical harm, but also
Even though the United States has the first amendment, the right of freedom of speech, there is a limit to that right in which the Government then can step in. The Government has to have a motive to need to step in and block or not share certain information. One extent is if the information contains context that puts the Nation's National Security in jeopardy. The Government has not been telling us more about the war that we have been in, and has also given us false information to keep us thinking that we know what is happening in places like Iraq.
The Founders made the press a First Amendment priority in the United States Constitution as a “protected role” to act as a check on elected officials. The press was part of the Constitutional “checks and balances” in holding elected officials accountable and to be observant for exploitation, as the press were in essence “the eyes and ears of the people.” Freedom of the press is the irrefutable privilege to propagate opinions in print without censorship by the government. Americans enjoy freedom of the press under the First Amendment to the Constitution, which 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
As people of the United States, since we were first formed, we have stood up and put our hands over our hearts for those who have lost their lives for our country, but as time has passed, some of us have stopped standing and or putting our hands over our hearts and holding up fists instead. Is this such a bad thing to do? We as people are required to do the same thing and live the American dream. Every. Single. Day. Ever since preschool or kindergarten, we are supposed to stand up, say the pledge and do it with our hand over our heart. There have been some issues with students sitting down or holding up a fist at the side of them, this is seen as a problem, but as always, there are two sides to everything.
I believe in the freedom of expression and the ability to have your own individual beliefs. America is a nation founded on the different cultures, races, and religions of its citizens consist. As Americans, we have rights such as the First Amendment that allow freedom of speech and religion, and I believe that we should be able to voice those beliefs no matter what they are. Everyone has their own opinion and that is okay. To be fair to all citizens, I strongly believe that everyone should be allowed to non violently voice their beliefs no matter if everyone agrees with them, or no one agrees, and should not be penalized for doing so. Not only is it just fair if everyone is allowed to express how they feel, but it is a crucial aspect of positive growth and change as a country and forming of new learning opportunities.
When the words, “freedom of speech” are uttered today, it brings about much conflict and tension. The vagueness of the First Amendment is a pretty good indication of how different times were back when the Constitution and everything along with it were created. Back then, all the Founding Fathers wanted was the establish a democracy using the lessons they had learned from the tyranny of the British King. They wanted more freedom and power to the people. In the modern era, everything has changed, and our people are now separated by conflicts that were definitely not considered in the 1700s, such as racism, sexism, and religious freedom, among countless others. A modern day interpretation is certainly helpful, but I think that even with the ambiguity of the amendment, it should be clear that there is a very fine boundary when it comes to free speech and expression (tentative).