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My views on the freedom of speech

Updated on February 6, 2018

First Amendment

I strongly believe that freedom of speech should not be censored or restricted. We as human beings should not be a martyr for voicing our beliefs and opinions. I believe in all the amendments that make up the Constitution. https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendments/amendment-i

One of the ways people showed their support of the first amendment was to have marches and peaceful protests.The peaceful protests and gatherings have been going on in cities across America for years, with large gatherings of like-minded people, activists are able to speak against the restrictions of freedom of speech. https://www.aclunc.org/our-work/know-your-rights/free-speech-protests-demonstrations

Here is a different protest against the freedom of speech. The reason I bring this up is to show how activists are fighting to restrict freedom of speech for a good cause. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/thousands-march-boston-counter-protest-free-speech-rally-n794156

I believe as humans we should be able to censor ourselves and know when to speak about certain subjects. We have to use discretion because some of our views may offend other people. However, that doesn't mean we don't have the right to say what we feel and think.

If freedom of speech was censored or restricted this could pose a huge threat against freedom of press and religion and all the other amendments. I do not understand why activist speak against freedom of speech, it seems as though they do not realize the domino effect it will have on the other amendments in the Constitution. https://www.freepress.net/blog/2014/06/23/net-neutralitys-impact-free-speech

Some people believe that freedom of speech allows them to express themselves as individuals but if freedom of speech was repressed those individuals would take their safety and security out of their voice of individuality. http://www.52insk.com/2016/individuality/

The First amendment has been around since the 1700's. If it's been around that long, I don't understand why people think we should change it now. Obviously it's worked and I don't see a reason to change that.

In conclusion, I believe that freedom of speech should never be repressed, rather we as humans should respect the amendment and use it for good intentions, not for bad.


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      bradmasterOCcal 6 weeks ago from Orange County California

      Do you think that hub pages allows you to express your freedom of speech?

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