The Broad Term Of Freedom

1646 WordsJun 19, 20157 Pages
To start with, I would like to discuss about the broad term of “freedom” in a democratic society. We have always defined freedom as an environment in which people resist evil and do what is right, and good without fear of any punishment or retaliation. It is justice balanced with compassion and it is a rule of law based on fundamental moral truths. It offers individuals equal opportunity to better and balance their lives morally, spiritually, intellectually, and economically. Freedom is not only a moral issue but also a legal one and on this essay I am going to focus on free speech. As The First Amendment says “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” (Cornell Law). Following this, I believe everyone is entitled to their free speech, but as flawed humans being we always cross the line at certain points and that is why there is the need for limitations. By saying this then, liberty is not really absolute and censorship can never be absent. “Liberty requires constraints at every level –speech, sex, movement… in order for people to create and ordered society” (MECM, 290). Furthermore, in my opinion free speech and expression should be preserved to prevent the society and nations from exploiting the power of system. However, it should not be
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