The Issue Of Freedom Of Speech

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The Hunted “Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people 's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.” - Winston S. Churchill In today’s society, many people have a contradictory belief on the issue of freedom of speech. Never wishing it was taken away; but abused by the negative side of this right. People should have the right to speak their minds and not be prosecuted there after. Therefore, there should be no limitations placed upon the First Amendment to the United States Constitution’s legislature on freedom of speech. Gathering three evidential points that pertain to this topic and will be discussed throughout this essay, include: inalienable rights posed in the Bill of Rights, the development of individual personalities, and the advancement of peaceful, social changes. The Bill of Rights was adopted in 1791; providing inalienable rights based upon English law and tradition. Beginning with the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment clearly states,
“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 the redress of grievances.” (U.S. Constitution)
These rights, given in the First Amendment, prove to be inalienable rights which means they are unable…

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