In past protest, people have made signs and have marched, in today 's situation people are burning the American flag. It should be illegal, right? The sad news is that it is one hundred percent legal. It should be illegal to burn the flag because it is a symbol of America and freedom, it is disrespectful, and it is an important part in history. What would happen if someone tried to rip up or burn the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence?
1962, Mississippi Race Riots Over First Black Student Mississippi Race Riots in 1962 over the First Black Student James Meredith was viewed as a significant crossroads in the historical backdrop of social liberties in the United States. The Ole Miss mob of 1962 was battled between Southern segregationist regular folks, government and state strengths which started the night of September 29, 1962; segregationists were dissenting the enlistment of James Meredith, a black US military veteran, at the University of Mississippi (referred to warmly as Ole Miss) at Oxford, Mississippi. Two regular citizens were executed amid the night, including a French writer, and more than 300 individuals were harmed, including one third of the US Marshals conveyed
In Turner v. Safley (1987), the Supreme Court ruled in favor of restricting prisoners Constitutional rights. According to the ruling, the restriction of rights is Constitution if “reasonably related to legitimate penological [i.e. safety] interests.” Jeffs communicates sermons and regulations from prison, and limiting the community between Jeffs and the hierarchy of Short Creek attempts to severe ties between Jeffs and the FLDS. Satinder Singh, an ACLU attorney, said “…prisoners can limit communication, including mail and visits….However, the prison can’t suppress Jeffs free speech rights just because it doesn’t like what he has to say (Singh).” While Jeffs ideologies continue to dictate the infrastructure of Short Creek, minimizing communication enhances the chances of stopping the theocratic rule in Short Creek. Dr. Tarby after encountering
The idea of Censorship and book banning is to protect the youth from potentially harmful ideas or thoughts, but some would argue that in doing so it goes against the First Amendment rights. On one side of this argument we have people who disagree that books should be banned.
Thus one, cannot abide by guidelines that are unknowable until after one speaks.” (Juhan) The result of this is called the “Chilling Effect” where “speakers will say less, even if their speech would be constitutionally protected, because they cannot be assured that they will not be punished for it.” (Juhan) The rules place on environment, though well intentioned and effective leave a gray area for viewpoints or discussions that can be “controversial” or “offensive” to other parties though the discussions may be necessary. Knowing you can speak but not knowing that you won’t go unpunished changes the environment even further than the possibly uncomfortable interactions with strangers. In a classroom or working environment, the grey area for what is allowed is arguably larger than ever. Not knowing what you can say means results in two choices, Taking the risk or Saying nothing, often people choose the latter because the risk isn’t worth the reward of discussion. It isn’t the root of the problem as it doesn’t apply to all circumstances, but restrictions can be attributed to what caused the decreased ability of
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. — The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution According to the statement above and research, the First Amendment was written to protect freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. Religious minorities can be persecuted, protesters and media can be silenced, the press cannot criticize government, and citizens cannot mobilize for social change without the First Amendment. After explaining importance of First Amendment, I will explain how we can apply it to student newspapers. Is it constitutional for school officials to censor a school-sponsored publication, such as a newspaper or a yearbook?
Speaking of the First Amendment, we should all remember what the actual documentation says: "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." Based on the first amendment, there is no "Hate Speech" to it as seen in some Colleges. College students defined Hate Speech as "ideas and opinions that run afoul of progressive pieties" (Davidson). Basically, whatever that is against the Liberal point of view is viewed as hate speech; however, such a thing as "Hate Speech" does not exist; there are only different opinions and point of views.
The degree to how much things should be censored should be determined by a number of variables. Some of which should include the current state of modern society and the history around that particular issue. If there is a current major problem going on then of course nobody should have their voices suppressed. That matters because the last thing people would want is for their voices to be silenced during times when opinions need to be heard. However, if you have people helping to fuel the problem and seem to be supporters of it than of course an exception should be made.
People are brought up differently and depending on that upbringing, they tend to have different opinions on various topics, such as; religion, politics or even other races. Americans have the right to say their opinion in any way shape or form. In the U.S Constitution it states, “The First Amendment... prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech…” (Amend. I, Sect. 4).
This picture describes racism, mainly between blacks and whites. The most famous thing that happened during this time was the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). They were a group of white people that had so much hatred to blacks that they started riots, and even killed. The Klan even moves states just to dominate local and state politics. The Tulsa race riot was a large scale, racially motivated conflict that happened on May 31, 1921- June 1, 1921.