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    “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech… or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” - Bill of Rights, First Amendment The people are going to protest under any form of government. They are going to disobey the laws and gather together in an attempt to change policies to better fit their lifestyles. It is going to happen. America was built with disobedience, as was the government of almost every other country…

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    If the case were to go to court I believe that the school district would win. Philip is a student who goes to Harrison High School. Philip was a suspended for singing the Star Spangled Banner. The school would win because Philip was causing a disturbance in the class and he was being disrespectful to Ms. Narwin. The author said, “[Philip] I want you to stop it immediately. Your actions are thoroughly disrespectful.” (page 72) Philip was being disrespectful during the Star Spangled Banner.“It’s…

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    After reading Brandon Jones’, “Rhetorical Criticism of a Online Discourse,” I came to the realization that online discourse communities are very similar to real life discourse communities. With this in mind, I would argue that when using the internet, people should be treated with the same respect that they are receive in real life. Often times this is not the, as evidenced by Jon Ronson’s article, “How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life,” which tells the story of how even a senior…

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    Injustice In Antigone

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    Freedom needs more expressed. We have the right in our belief. Voices from the people that should be heard to better our society. Many people feel that the established rule are not all equal for everyone. However, others argue that laws are set to protect everyone. Henry David Thoreau's clam is correct that one should break the law if one is an agent to injustice because everyone should have an equal right for what they believe in as demonstrated in Hero or Traitor article, Veteran Civil Right…

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    As you would expect/hope, there is always retaliation to censoring content and with that there are alternative proposals to to the current policies of disregarding the first amendment to help appease those concerned with obscene/contradicting material. However, some people of other countries are not as fortunate as the people of the U.S. and have to deal with censorship on a large scale where most forms of entertainment are censored on an extreme level. An example of a country where…

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    This case clearly outlines the tension between the right to privacy and freedom of the press. The question about the boundaries of the right of the press to criticize the behavior and actions of public officials plays a central role in this case. A printer and associate editor of a Tamil magazine from Madras were the petitioners in the case. The case is all about the publishing of the autobiography written by the prisoner Auto Shankar, who had been placed in jail on charges of multiple murders.…

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    The issue of “freedom” has been a common debate topic for centuries. Whether you are defending freedom of speech or freedom of belief, these freedoms are often rooted in existential freedom. Existential freedom is the freedom to choose the meaning and purpose of one’s life. In other words, this is the freedom that allows one to exist for themselves and what he or she chooses to submit to. There are often many challenges to this freedom, however within existential freedom I believe that it is…

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    Stuart Mill Justice

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    premises which differ dependent on the truthfulness of the opinion in question. Regardless of its validity, Mill affirms that silencing the opinion not only harms the present, but also posterior generations of humanity as it reduces the diversity and freedom of opinions which is crucial for a society that espouses liberty. Mill claims that an individual can only attain a better sense of judgment and pleasure in truth by collating his own opinion with a variety of opinions in which it can be…

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    Is Censorship needed in Todays World? The role of censorship plays a part in our everyday lives ranging from the music we listen to and the content we see on the television and news. The term “Censorship” is defined as “The practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts”. There are government leaders and organizations that use this practice of censorship everyday to control people in a more effective way. The whole idea of censorship occurs when the…

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    Government can monitor what we can or can_Ñét see, then what stops them from giving us one-sided information. They could ban us from finding liberal sided sources and only give us conservative sided sources. This would basically block the reporters freedom of speech on these sites. One advantage to the Government monitoring internet sites is they would be able to know who visited a terrorist site and this would help the Government stop an attack like 911. They would be able to know if…

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