Freedom Of Speech : The United States

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Silveira 1
Teresa Silveira
Honors English
Period 7
14 March 2016
Freedom of Speech We the People of the United States, in order to form a perfect union and establish justice, created a Constitution for the good of all in the year of 1789. Two-hundred years later these composition of laws are still relevant to our lives. In these, the First Amendment, which was established into the constitution for the purpose of being conformed and to grant the citizens a guarantee of their basic freedom of speech; however, it appears that both the government and the people of the U.S.did not get the memo. Freedom of expression has always had its opposition; conflicts appearing ubiquitously with clashing interests and morals. The kosher question is does the United States honestly have freedom of speech? The United States is offered freedom of expression, unlike a multitude of other countries who are not as fortunate, or so we presume. The U.S. is being mislead by the government and subjugation is occurring within the people. According to the Constitution our freedom of speech should be at no risk, “ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedoms of speech, or of the press…”(Heathcock 191). What the Constitution does not state is that “urging” someone to
Silveira 2 believe something, not urging them to do something cannot be made illegal (Heathcock 195). For example the Redskins’ team name is in…
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