There have been many supreme and district court cases that involve the first amendment. Your First Amendment rights are a heavily debated topic. Students, in particular, walk a very fine line regard to their free speech. Schools, students, and the federal government are still trying to figure out where they stand. Within this essay there are three main topics that I wish to cover; they are as follows Dress Code, Student Free Speech, and Internet Use. Every case within these topics is argued with the First Amendment in hand, though not all of them conclude the same. I hope you enjoy educating yourself on this tedious topic!
This paper will discuss how censorship denies citizens of the United States our full rights as delineated in the First Amendment. It will outline how and why the first amendment was created and included in the Constitution of the United States of America. This paper will also define censorship, discuss a select few legal cases surrounding freedom of speech and censorship as well as provide national and local examples of censorship.
When it comes to policing there is a huge struggle power struggle between individual rights and public order. You want to keep individual rights, but you also want to keep public order while keeping the public safe. It may seem hard to keep the balance between these two, but doing so is of utter importance. Here are some examples of why it can be hard to balance individual rights and public order when dealing with policing.
Imagine a person takes your phone and starts going through your photos, messages, notes, and emails. People have private information in their cell phones which they don’t want people to look at. Law enforcements today are taking phones and search them without a warrant when they are arrested. The federal government is able to know where you are located just by easily tracking your phone. There are people who think it’s a great idea because police and catch criminals easier. In the other hand people think it is invading our privacy.
In 1787 our founding fathers assembled the constitution of the United States of America. Of this which contains the most important document to the American citizen, the Bill of rights. The first Amendment 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 a redress of grievances” These freedoms granted by the Bill of Rights are often known as freedom of expression. These rights are most important to a truly free society. The first amendment provides us with new ideas and dismisses the fear of punishment
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech”. Some people in today’s time would argue the first amendment is one of the most important listed in the Bill of Rights. Many forms of speech are protected by the first amendment that one wouldn’t think would be such as flag burning and “adult videos”. Over the years there have been many different court cases that have debated and fought the forms of speech that are protected.
A government is to be in charge of the economic affairs, policy, and actions of a country. There are various types of governments, with laws and restrictions that citizens are to follow. These laws and restrictions can easily be taken to extremes as portrayed in George Orwell’s 1984. 1984 follows a man named Winston Smith who resides in Oceania, a country ran by a totalitarian government called INGSOC. The government controls almost every aspect of peoples’ lives and going against the government results in elimination or torture. Surprisingly, 1984 relates significantly to several of today’s societies and governments, including the United States, Russia, Cuba, and North Korea in ways of mass mind control, electronic intrusion, and endless war.
The 2nd Amendment Right has been one of the most controversial liberties that has brought many opposing views with it. Gun control has become a vastly argued topic that has left the federal government with many ideas on it. The United States is the leader in per capita gun deaths. Just in 2016 there were 58,428 firearm incidents with 15,077 of those resulting in a death. The current year, 2017, there were almost 16,000 firearm incidents within the first 4 months of the year. Much disagreement on gun laws are because of the differences in states. Gun laws are different state to state, that includes licensing and registration of a firearm, which can make it easier for a person to obtain a firearm. These types of laws has lead to an estimated
“Scary. But a good idea. Most parents won’t even consider it,” Harlan Coben states about spyware. In his opinion article, “The Undercover Parent”, Harlan Coben, author and columnist, expresses to his audience that they should monitor their kids and pro using spyware, but with the condition of making children aware it’s there. Coben supports his thesis by claiming stating that the internet is a dangerous place, expressing that monitoring children can prevent bad situations, stating that the internet isn’t a totally private, and explaining it’s a parents responsibility to monitor their children. Coben makes many strong and good points in his article which makes me agree with his position on spyware.
If you look back to the founding of our country you can see that we have fought war after war to protect are ability to have a first amendment right. Wouldn’t you say that it is a pretty important issue if we are willing to send millions of men and women to fight, and potentially die, for its cause? The first amendment is important because without it there are ghastly consequences. Just look at countries that don’t have the option to speak freely, such as China or North Korea. In these places they are people who constantly have to live in fear about saying the wrong thing to the wrong person. This becomes especially true in cases of political differences. They can’t speak out. They can’t voice their opinions. They can’t do anything.
John Roe, a San Diego police officer, was fired for selling a video on eBay that showed him stripping off a police uniform and masturbating. He then sued the city in federal district court and alleged his firing violated his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. The district court ruled against the officer; the Ninth Circuit reversed.
The first amendment, which protects amongst other things our freedom of speech, is tantamount in “preventing the majority from imposing its views on [the minority]” (481). However, in this famous case the will of the majority, the Boy Scout of America leaders, leading to the exclusion of the minority, James Dale, from based on his openness about his sexual orientation which conflicted with the beliefs of the scouts at the time. Despite the fact that he was free to speak about his orientation with newspapers and whomever he wishes in general, the ideas were seen by the Scouts as an affront on their “morally straight” requirements which is also protected under the first amendment. This raises two integral questions about the nature of our fundamental
Topic: Surveillance cameras in public places such as malls and streets are a great idea to increase security against criminals and not a breach of privacy.
You should also have a good understanding of child development so that you can assess whether a child is developing appropriately for his/her age. The revised EYFS includes examples of adults’ behaviour which might be signs of abuse and neglect. If staff become aware of any such signs, they should respond appropriately in order to safeguard children. Even though confidentiality is paramount, it is important to note that reporting serious safeguarding concerns overrides a family 's right to privacy. All childcare providers must have, and implement, a safeguarding policy and procedures, which should be in line with the guidance and procedures of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board. The EYFS now requires that safeguarding policies and procedures must cover the use of mobile phones and cameras in the
On the other hand, media censorship is also used for wrong motives, mostly by the government who is trying to protect themselves from anti-politics ideas or any other movement against them. Censorship became at some point a weapon apply to keep citizens ignorant, by denying the entry or spread of sensitive information inside the country, authorities assure the status quo remaining, prohibiting to their nation the opportunity to learn more and to think differently, all because this could cause the loss of their power.