The Westboro Baptist Church member are proponents of extremist Christian ideology. Their first amendment rights should not be violated solely to shield others from the Church’s message. Therein the church should be permitted to protest soldier’s funerals. According to court records taken during the Snyder v. Phelps case, the protest held at Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder’s funeral was both legal and constitutional.
He strongly feels that it is unjust to put a man in jail just to deny him his freedom of peaceful protest. The whites know and as well as himself knows that he is being wrongly accuse and he doesn 't deserve this unjustness. As well as appealing to ethos his character in this paragraph establishes that he is one of knowledge, he analyzes and argues in a manner that is striking. An example is when king puts into play that he agrees with laws but then says he will not stand for a law that is wrongly used to deny him his
King’s uses pronouns consciously in his letter to both distance himself from his critics and include himself with the rest of America. King addresses his main critics, law enforcement across America, by writing “they have used the moral means of nonviolence to maintain the immoral end of flagrant racial injustice” (King 3). King describes how the police are immoral in there protection of segregation. King also uses the pronoun ‘they’ to distance himself from his critics. By dissociating himself from the police, King implies he is moral rather than immoral, convincing King’s audience protest is justified against immoral people and social equality is moral rather than immoral.
Perhaps the most obvious rights Americans enjoy are acquired from the freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, and press guaranteed in the First Amendment. It is this amendment that gives America its environment of freedom, because if expression were restrained, oppression of the people would soon imitate. As George Washington said, "If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. " When the people can 't voice their perspectives, tyranny begins. The government cannot take control over my opinions and thoughts.
Pick one, read the Syllabus (the majority opinion summary), and take a look at the other opinions, if there are (concurring, dissenting, etc.). HOLT v. HOBBS Verdict 9-0 in favor of Holt Explain why you believe this case is so important I believe that Holt v Hobbs is an important case because it values our first amendment rights for freedom of religion. A governmental agency preventing a man from practicing his religious beliefs is unconstitutional. It sets a standard that all prisoners should be treated with the same religious laws that are provided to citizens.
Therefore, people are allowed to have many beliefs. • In this case, Mr. Reynolds was following the rules of his religion because he was believing that it was a way to please his god. • Mr. Reynold has the right to have his own belief, but once he committed the act of bigamy he broke the law. • In 1786 Jefferson wrote a bill for the Establishment of Religious Freedom, which basically says that there should be a separation of church and state.
In regards of our religion, we should always have the freedom to express how we feel about whatever god we decide to worship. So, luckily that’s a freedom protected by Individual and Human Rights, simply because we are human. As for our equality, no one wants to be treated like a dog. Equality is the right that tells other people how they can and cannot treat others around them. Hence the golden rule: treat others how you want to be treated.
America is all about protecting our rights as individuals and treating us fairly. They have expanded to protect all our rights and got better to improve our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Although Thomas Jefferson was against the Constitution and was considered an anti-federalist it has proven that the Constitution was the best fit for all Americans. The Bill of Rights has shown plenty of improvement due to the court cases that are currently being resolved. Court cases might’ve been difficult to understand, but have slowly and progressively done the right thing, protecting our rights.
After all, they are obviously putting forth the rights given to us in the constitution and disregarding those rights. So not only does the government deny us our natural rights but also shows signs of corruption. And in the declaration of independence, it says “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these end, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation down on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” So when I see the government showing signs of corruption, I look to this quote and think about the fact that we have the right to revolt and alter or abolish it. And then it remind me of the fact that the reason why the colonists revolted was because the government denied us of our rights, and the fact that it was becoming corrupt.
Hamilton seems to think that oppression of freedom of speech and freedom of the press is the greatest threat to liberty. And history has proven him correct. When freedom of speech and freedom of the press are stifled, the ability of the people to communicate about and discuss urgent problems is stifled. This, in turn, stifles the ability of the people to correct said problems.
To sum up, I believe being an American does not only mean living within the boundaries of the United States. I believe it means defending our country and its future whether it be in army fatigues of at a voting booth. I believe that as an American, we have the responsibility to continue to think and educate to improve our ideas and remind ourselves of the past so we can move forward. Most of all, I believe that as Americans it is our responsibility to protect one another and treat each other with the same dignity and respect we want.
Opponents of Carlin 's legendary act stated that the Supreme Court 's ruling was needed in order to protect social values, despite the “decay of human decency” as George called it. Patrick Trueman, CEO and president of Morality in Media, which is the same group that reported WBAI to the FCC for airing Carlin’s 7 dirty words routine, stated, "The ruling in Pacifica was an important one for people who want to uphold the standard of decency in society. If the FCC was vigilant, you wouldn 't see the networks pushing the envelope, but they do because they aren 't interested in upholding standards of decency and are only interested in making money and competing with cable TV. You get to this point where the FCC has not done its job adequately and
Symbols mean a lot, and when one represents a whole country a lot of controversy can surround that symbol; In this case, the flag of the United States is an important symbol that stands for many things. Some people put the flag of the United States on a pedestal, they look up to the flag, and value it, so when someone desecrates the flag they get infuriated. On the other hand, some people see the flag as a symbol of our freedom that supports the First Amendment which allows us to disrespect the flag if we want to. For many years controversy has surrounded flag desecration and one of the most famous cases surrounding the topic would be Texas v. Johnson (1989):
The First Amendment, Freedom of Speech could probably be considered the most powerful amendments of the Constitution. If we didn’t have this right, many of our ideas and beliefs would not be real today. All American citizens have the right to talk about what’s on their minds and say what they believe in. As Derek Bok mentions in his essay and unfortunately for people who disagree, With the Supreme Court’s rulings, the demonstration of these flags clearly falls within the protection of the free-speech clause of the First Amendment and that they can in no way be banned merely because they may seem offensive or may someone else’s feelings. “These rulings apply to all agencies of government, including public universities”.