Freedom Of Speech In The United States

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Paloma Hernandez Professor Moore English 101 3 October 2015 Freedom of Speech A lot of people come to the US in different ways for the purpose of having liberty. Unfortunately, not everyone has that liberty like others do. For example, permanent residents of the United States do not have full rights unlike citizens. US citizens have many rights as individuals. Within one of those rights is freedom of speech. When we hear the word speech, we usually assume of just spoken words. This freedom is more than just speaking out loud and saying whatever they want whenever they want. In other words, it is to have freedom in believing that you can choose to say and openly state our individual beliefs without getting in trouble with the law or disrespect others. Sadly, it seems like this freedom is no longer important. Back in the day we did not have freedom of speech. It was not until the Magna Carta was written and signed into law by King John I of England in 1215. Even though the Magna Carta did not guarantee freedom of speech, it began a tradition of civil rights that laid the foundation…show more content…
It is the first of 10 amendments that are included in the Bill of Rights, which was added to the US Constitution in 1791. It guarantees four freedoms which are freedom of religion, speech, the press, and the right to assemble. The First Amendment reads as follows, "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." It is felt that in the past people respected that freedom more than they do today. There’s a lot of hate involved and rivalry. Throughout the years, people who have spoken their mind have gotten into deep trouble and even dead. These acts did not happen long ago. They started on the early
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