One argument made by Senator Robert M. La Follette was “I think all men recognize that in time of war the citizen must surrender some rights for the common good which he is entitled to enjoy in time of peace. But, sir, the right to control their own Government according to constitutional forms is not one of the rights that the citizens of this country are called upon to surrender in time of war.” He does not agree with taking away the right of free speech. There was a cartoon drawn that states “Swat the Fly but Use Common Sense.” This cartoon shows that we wanted to win the war, but we should not take away the important rights of the citizens. There was a Japanese citizen of the United States named Korematsu. He was born in the United States, but his parents were born in Japan.
Civil Liberties Some would argue that people would rather have security instead of liberty. But if that were true, why would we risk our lives in a war to ensure our freedoms? It’s because our rights are some of the most important things in our lives that some of us would die for. However, ever since the tragic incident of 9/11, National security has slowly been chipping away at our liberties. National security has altered several of our amendments taking away our freedom of speech, freedom of unreasonable search and seizures, freedom of being held without charge, and much more.
We would be permitting a Sate to “prescribe what shall be orthodox” by saying that one may burn the flag to convey one’s attitude toward it and its referents only if one does not endanger the flag’s representation. Here I stand to say that for Johnson to burn the flag is very disturbing to our country as well to our peers. For him to do that wasn’t right and very rude. Many U.S. troops fight for our flag each and every day for our freedom and for us to live a natural free life instead of having many rules that would over power us.
I am a pacifist; I am not completely against war and violence, it is a means to self preservation of the person and the state. War can be used to fight against legitimate threats such as thieves, invading countries, and terrorists. Compulsory service in the military is a breach of my civil liberties and personal philosophy. That is a direct threat to freedom. I would be for a draft (such as in World War Two, as a means of self preservation) as a legitimate government activity to protect the country.
People fight for our freedom, so why disrespect those men and women and an NFL game was not the right time or place to hold his protest. There are around hundreds of Americans that fight for our country every year. These are the people that risk their lives to give all Americans the freedoms and rights that some other countries can only dream about. When they leave to defend the USA they are leaving their family and friends, not knowing if they will come home. However, it’s not just soldiers that defend the country and risk their lives.
In the United States of America, the citizens are told they have protected freedoms. In many ways this is a very true factor, but the more time goes on it would seem the less serious the government takes these freedoms. If these freedoms are not respected as they should be there may be various problems arise from this. It is believed that Religious freedoms should be more protected, because of the founding fathers’ views, the first amendment, and the rights of citizens in the United States. The founding fathers play a big role in modern day America, because if they wouldn’t have broken away from Great Britain people would not have religious freedoms or many other freedoms.
If you take a look at American life 50, 60, and even 70 years ago, its much different from the life that we know today. People of today do not have to constantly watch their backs, or remind their children that they are not allowed to play outside because of one simple factor; skin. Our progress is undoubtedly a positive slope, but as the saying says, there 's surely always room for improvement. The question we should ask ourselves is if we are doing enough to ensure that our past advocates, and philosophers, and supporters did not die in vain because then we would be unworthy of claiming the rights that they fought so hard for. The civil rights movement has always been a major political and civil unrest, but civil rights activists created unrest for their kids, and their grandchildren, to secure equal treatment for everybody.
Drew is stating that the flag has given all your rights and the freedom to speak out, yet you are kneeling, and disrespecting it. Brees also believes that he can deliver the message in a different manner. President Trump disagrees with the entire movement of kneeling and is furious. He said, “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars… he or she should not be allowed to disrespect… our flag and should stand… if not, YOU 'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!” (Doc 6.)
We should protect everything that people say because it's their right to say what they believe and if we take that away we are no different from North Korea or Cuba. Depriving people of what they can or can't say takes away the whole ideology this country was born of people started a revolution for what they believed so we shouldn't take it away. The only time that we should stop protecting people of what they believe is when there is a violent outbreak like the attack in Charlottesville. James Alex Fields, Jr is a prime example of what free speech isn't because speech is not going out in your car and ramming it into a group of people this when the government should step in because that is no longer speech in a peaceful way you are harming people for stating there own opinion(Pearce). Some people try to take justice into their own hands like Based Stickman AKA Kyle Chapman who went to a Trump rally and starting assaulting people with a flagpole and he was then taken to jail on suspicion of a felony with a deadly weapon(Chang).