Freedom of speech is a right that was given to Americans some time ago. It is the most cherished right Americans have. People would not be able to express themselves without it. They would not be the same person without it. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbur, the lack of speech was protrayed through the characteristics of Guy Montags job as a Fireman and their society and government.
For the Love of Books A quote from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury says that “... books are to remind us what asses and fools we are.” Ironically, Fahrenheit 451, whose main theme was the harming effects of censorship, was banned from some schools for using the word “hell” and “damn” and for using God’s name in vain in 1953. But it is this kind of gall and truth that students are deprived of when books are banned from schools. Other banned books include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain for its racist language and themes, and Beloved by Toni Morrison for its sexual content, language, and discussion of bestiality. In every case though , rather than protecting the innocence of children and students, it denied them their first amendment right, their access to the lessons and themes of the world around them, and their tools to open their minds and expand their imaginations.
The 1st amendment is a God-given right and the fact remains that there will be idiots in a world that hands a microphone to the very first controversial person because a world that distorts the view of political, religious, and social matters to persuade a country to feel a certain way toward an issue deemed pivotal towards keeping the status quo of keeping a racial superiority while keeping a suspicious hint of racial tension. Just because a church exercises the right to free speech people try to add in emotions to an emotionless issue. If you added emotions into everything people would start getting arrested for calling someone ugly or annoying. The world and people as a whole need to learn to grow a set and learn how to not get offended
One of the fundamental keys to the United States success is the implement of our first amendment right, freedom of speech. Although many might not understand the power of this right, time and time again it proves its’ importance within our culture. In comparison to unfortunate countries like North Korea, U.S citizens live in a completely different
Freedom of speech is one of the corner stones of American society and is defended vigorously. One huge reason of this defense is the argument where if one small part of freedom of speech is violated or diminished, eventually that will be enough grounds to essentially ban freedom of speech outright. The Slippery Slope. This argument is, at its core, a broad assumption and can be refuted. For one, it is possible for a government to reduce the freedom of speech and go no further, usually due to reasons where what you say could threaten national security and the public welfare in general.
The Importance of the 1st Amendment 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 Name Course Date THE FIRST AMENDMENT Introduction The first amendment was adopted back in December of 1791 primarily to relieve the opposition of constitutional ratification by the anti-federalists of the time. The first amendment states that "The Congress shall not make a law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging 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. " Breaking the first amendment down, there is the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and also the right of the citizens to petition about a particular
The First Amendment The First Amendment was written in 1791 by James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. The constitution consists of 27 amendments, which were finished on September 17, 1787. The First Amendment states that (National Constitution Center)“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 their government for a redress of grievances”. In other words, the First Amendment states that no religion can be the formal religion of the country, no law can be made that keeps us from saying what we think, everyone has the right to get together,
The Bill of Rights is a collective of 10 very important rights that Americans are entitled to. However, when it comes to ranking their importance, the first amendment wins first place. That is our right to free speech, religion, petition, peaceful assembly, and press. This is the right that puts in the hands of the people the right to make change. Our nation 's first amendment grants citizens the freedom to speak and spread their ideas.
Free speech is an essential component in the core beliefs of our country. It is the first amendment in the Bill of Rights for the very reason that it was of utmost importance to our founding fathers. Free speech allows for differing ideas, welcomed contention, and the right of the people to call out or question their government and officials in needed circumstances. It is crucial in maintaining any sort of true democracy and should be protected wholeheartedly by us as citizens. Unfortunately however, through the use of censorship, our freedom of speech is being undermined and ultimately controlled by that of our government.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” –Thomas Jefferson this was quoted by Martin Luther King Jr. in a form of free speech to desegregate the blacks from the white. If America didn’t have free speech Martin Luther King Jr. and everyone who followed him could have killed or been thrown in prison. Free speech is important because without it songs protesting against the Vietnam War like “War” the creators would have been in prison or worse. Without free speech, Muhammad Ali heavyweight boxing champ would have been thrown in prison.
(Thane Rosenbaum page 165) And I believe this limit is crucial especially in places of diversity and higher learning such as college campuses. There is a difference between “trying to persuade and trying to injure.” (Rosenbaum page 166) So while many people believe that freedom of speech on a
I think what I have learned in writing and gathering research for this paper is that freedom of speech is not bad, at all. It was our Founding Fathers attempting to make – to some degree – citizens equal in voice to their government and demonstrating that every man from the elected official to the one that cast a vote to elect him is created equally. I do believe, though, that freedom of speech is taken for granted today in a sense of, “I’m better than you, because your opinions are different than mine.” And, I genuinely believe that the problem is with ourselves rather than the other person, which means that we need to first examine ourselves before we take the stage – and judge one
I am undecided for Freedom of Speech. There are plenty of good and bad qualities, and as much as there are pros there are also an equal amount of cons to freedom of speech. According to the first amendment, we the people have the freedom of speech which allows us the right to speak freely without censorship. Freedom of speech is not absolute in any country and the right is commonly subject to limitations, such as on “hate speech”. There are many pros and cons to freedom of speech, which is why I am only discussing three pros and cons, that I find that argues the opposite side, to the point it made me undecided on free speech.