Compare And Contrast Tinker Vs Moines

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The Tinker versus Des Moines court case involved three minors, John Tinker, Mary Beth Tinker and Christopher Eckhart. These three wore black armbands to their schools to protest the Vietnam War and were suspended following this action. Circuit courts and the Court of Appeals in Iowa ruled that the black armbands were inappropriate attire for school. This case was then brought to a higher-up court. Eventually, this case was brought before the Supreme Court. The students believed that in appealing to the rulings of the separate courts they were protected under the 1st Amendment to show their freedom of speech and symbolic freedom as well. This particular case began on November 12, 1968. The three minors charged Iowa with multiple accusations. Kids Laws.com says, “They believed they were suspended for simply stating their opinions on the war. They believed this action taken by the school and…show more content…
Yes, we are allowed freedom of speech, but should there be a limit on this freedom? We can only justify these points based on the Bible. Ephesians 4:29 states this point quite well. “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians shows that we may use the law of freedom of speech only when what proceeds out of our mouth is edifying and useful to the situation and to those around us. Freedom of speech must always be used to an extent. We may not allow students in schools to say whatever they please without any consequence. Also, as we are siding with the Tinkers, we must not send the wrong message to students. We are not displaying that whenever a student has a stance, to go against the school’s government and to make this a national ordeal. We must always discriminate in a sense that we must judge to see if the stance we are taking is God’s stance on that particular
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