Freedom And Freedom Of Speech Essay

1449 Words Oct 14th, 2016 6 Pages
According to the first amendment, “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 amendment was put in place by our founders after the left England to the states seeking religious freedom but in order for the freedom of religion to be achieved, one had to have the right to say and express whatever they wanted without the fear of being prosecuted by the government or the church. As the day goes by, we see the freedom of speech being called into question. Even in today’s politics, we see it existing from politicians saying things that shouldn’t be said and claims it to be their freedom of speech to questions of how much freedom is too much and when is freedom restricted like in the case of ‘locker room talk’ or “deleted emails”. The one thing that is for certain is that no matter what the situation is, freedom of speech would be involved.
In today’s case being presented to the court, we see the exact question of freedom being called into question. Does the student have the right to protest, was is it in the district judistrcition to react the way they did? And if it was, was the motives right and was the action the right one. In what we have seen even from the beginning of time of the common law, we have seen stare decisis being used in making…

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