Importance Of Freedom Of Speech In America

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Freedom of speech is a necessity in America. It gives us the right to speak freely without the fear of being punished by the government. There are countries out there that have no freedom of speech at all. North Korea is at the very top of the list. The people in North Korea can not leave their country without the regime’s permission (so no freedom of movement). They also can’t criticize the leadership there or you and your family will “disappear” from society and end up in a political prison camp. The right to freedom of speech has been going on for a long time. 399 BC to be exact, when a Greek philosopher Socrates was persecuted for an early argument promoting free speech. Every single person has their own opinion. We agree with each other or we disagree. We…show more content…
They have gone into homes and have not told people why. They also told them to not say anything. That means the government is being unconstitutional. We have a right to say what the government has done to us. We also have a right to say what we think the government should do for our nation. People like to use the first amendment to their advantage. They make fun of people and say it was their opinion or their “constitutional right”. People should not use the first amendment as an excuse for being rude to another human. When people are about to make fun of religions or looks they should stop, and think about how they would feel if a person said the same to them. As the old saying goes “Treat others how you want to be treated”. America is known as the “Land of the free, and the home of the brave”. We wouldn't really be “free” if we couldn't even voice our own thoughts. Yes, people should be more aware of others feelings. The thing is not everyone will be a bundle of sunshine and wish the best for everyone. Horrible people are out there. So why should we get our constitutional right taken away because people can't treat others with
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