Persuasive Speech On Freedom Of Speech

1345 WordsDec 16, 20176 Pages
The first amendment of the united states constitution gives american citizens many very basic freedoms to their speech in whichever way they want to express it. The freedom of religion, speech, and assembly are covered in the first amendment. People in america right now take the freedom of speech as a privilege. Free speech is one of the most valuable, treasurable rights as a individual citizen in the united states of america. These rights have been exercised throughout history, and have produced extremely positive and negative things in a lot of cases; however, the questions involve whether there if some people should use speech to slander, insult, harass or threaten or even silence oppositions, how religion can affect free speech,…show more content…
Liberal politicians, often sympathetic to civil rights, were particularly vulnerable to such charges, as were celebrities in the entertainment industry."(Gale) In this real life example, people were hunted down and were charged for having a "communist sympathies". A democracy allows people to go out against its standards. When the government shuts down people for speaking of what they think just because they do not want to hear or what they have to say, that’s a dictatorship. Free speech gives individuals the opportunity to talk about their opinion and what they think should happen. These rights have been utilized all throughout american history, and have created many positive and negative things in a lot of cases; the questions include whether if individuals should utilize criticism, offended, annoy , or even silence, how religion can influence free speech and the impact of removing net neutrality. Wanted to say something really offensive but never did because you thought it wasn't a good place to say that, or feared that the consequences of your words might be huge? What if the leader of a supremacist group, like the Ku Klux Klan was giving a hateful speech towards Erick 3 specific people would you tell them to watch their language? There is really nothing that can stop anyone from them expressing verbally.
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