Freedom Of Speech Pros And Cons

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"Freedom of speech is like any machine, if you don 't take care of it, it can soon become worthless and antiquated."
Freedom of Speech in the constitution of the United States has been since its inception a vast and complex subject. In spite of the schemes presented by the founders in the constitution, and Bill of Rights it was always considered that such freedom could be expressed in different ways, and that certainly would have an impact in the future.
As a result , new disputes, specific acts of government , and the people; have fostered a controversy about freedom of expression. Despite the fact of such controversies ,this freedom has continued to evolve as the government has tried in one way or another to retain the bases that created
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US" (1919). This case was the result of the Espionage Act, passed to Congress after the First World War ;the law forbids disobedience in times of war, and considered a crime for any person who gives information with the purpose of interfering with the U.S. soldiers execution of the war effort. Therefore,was an offense to make the soldiers act unfairly, rise up, or disobey on their duty. Charles T. Schenk , secretary of the Socialist Party of America in Philadelphia during the First World War opposed the war, and was arrested and charged with conspiring to violate the law by sending leaflets to men who had been recruited into the armed forces; saying that the Government had no right to send them to war. The document, did not propose illegal recruitment strength,but Schenk was convinced that his actions were a form of free speech, and that the Espionage Act restricted the first amendment. However, the Supreme Court decided that Schenk could be convicted of breaking the law because their words were used to create a danger that Congress had the right to prevent. Schenk, had no freedom to express his view in this way; It was like shouting "fire" in a crowded …show more content…
Des Moines is a clear interpretation of this. In December 16, 1965, three students, John Tinker, 15, Mary Beth Tinker, 13, and Christopher Eckhardt, 16, wore black armbands to school to protest the United States involvement in the Vietnam war, The school suspended the students,but the guardians of the kids claim. The District Court ruled that the school had not violated the Constitution...The Tinker 's took the case to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court said ” While schools certainly have the right to establish rules relating to “the length of skirts or the type of clothing, to hair style,…[or] aggressive, disruptive action or even group demonstrations,” Which was not the case, the judges went on saying , "There is here no evidence whatever of petitioners ' interference, …with the schools ' work or of collision with the rights of other students to be secure and to be let alone. Accordingly, this case does not concern speech or action that intrudes upon the work of the schools or the rights of other

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