The Freedom Of Speech By The United States

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There are many phrases and use of words that can be considered controversial in the past as well in todays society. The first amendment states that “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.” (Volokh, 2016.). Throughout history, congress has kept up their end of the deal with no laws being established against religion, and those who peacefully assemble due to recent protests has not be interrupted by the government, for it is their right as citizens to practice their freedom of speech. Throughout history, there have been times were civilians felt some of these rights were infringed by the government within the United States, as well as outside of the United States, where other countries may have found themselves in a situation of government versus an individual or group when it came to their rights not being fulfilled by their government.
A recent event which has had an impact around the United States, is police and whether or not they are violating civil rights of some Americans. In an article, “Justice Department report: Baltimore police routinely violated civil rights”, it talks about how the police force in Baltimore, were conducting unlawful stops and using excessive for, according to their findings from a Justice Department probe (Wilber,…
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