The Freedom Of Speech By The Bill Of Rights

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The bill of rights was created to give people the fundamentally important individual freedoms that no law could limit or take away. The quote from In Our Defense "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" greater emphasis how vital it was to make freedom of speech the main priority for the people of this nation. However, many of the stuff the people express when using this right had caused many to feel offended because they have different beliefs and values. This has led to the creation of laws which have tried and defined such broad topics into a single definite definition. Free speech is one of the several liberties given by the bill of rights to every person living in the Unites States. Such right, however, is limited in colleges where students are sheltered and not exposed to topics that are currently reshaping society in new ways. Colleges and universities are the ideal places to challenge debatable topics to better prepare students to be tolerant of the opinion of others.
Free speech on college campuses is not truly free speech for the reason being that colleges use policies and school codes to regulate what is allowed to be said in a college campus. Free speech should be defined as the right to express any belief/view without restraint from the government or college campus. When talking about speech people need to understand that there is a big…
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