Public Policy : Freedom Of Speech

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Rachel Occleston U.S Gov. K – 3rd Period Ms. Burns May 3, 2016 Public Policy: Freedom of Speech Around the world governments are placing laws to criminalize different religions, minorities, and offensive expression . The United States up hold the beliefs of “land of the free” publicizing that the constitution gives Americans rights some countries may not offer . The United States of America stands on the beliefs of the Constitution which includes the first ten amendments . The first being Amendment One which addresses freedom of religion, press, and assemble. Stated by the founding fathers “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 right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances .” (U.S Const. amend. I). In society today the first amendment is being trampled on and not respected in schools. Freedom of speech, expression, and press are not being exercised because of restrictions in schools . As Americans our given rights need to be exercised allowing people to form an individual thought and not cut short because it contradicts others beliefs. Everyone is entitled to freedom of speech and expression; not oppressed by society nor the government . According to the first amendment no laws can prohibit American rights of freedom of expression and speech. If there’s a question of if your
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