The Place? Normandy France Essay

1231 Words May 9th, 2016 5 Pages
June 6th, 1944. The place? Normandy France. I am sure many of you are already aware of the event. The Ally soldiers marched up the beaches, bullets flying past their heads, explosions deafening the noise of those falling around them. This day, deemed D-Day, is one of the most important dates in history. [Enargeia] But what were they fighting for? Sure you could say they were fighting against France, or Germany, or Japan, but really these men were fighting for something bigger than that. Freedom. Specifically, the freedoms the constitution has laid out. For our right to be here today, learning what we believe is truth. This brings us into the issue. An issue the Allies were fighting for. Freedom of Speech. George Orwell, the highly respected author of 1984, said this regarding freedom of speech, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” [Representative 1] George Orwell didn 't want to limit free speech at all, he believed in the right of the citizens to say what they wanted. But is that what the next generations wants from their country? Is this what the intellectual future, specifically university students, believe in? According to Pew Research Center, the gold standard of research centers, forty percent of Millenials, meaning ages eighteen to thirty-four, are okay with limiting speech that is offensive to minorities. [Statistical Data] Free speech has been given several hefty limits in Canada. Professor Dominique…

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