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62 percent of colleges restrict free speech, says new report

62 percent of colleges restrict free speech, says new report | 1st amendent, Freedm of speech | Scoop.it
62 percent of colleges restrict free speech, says new report - Campus Reform
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A report published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education revealed that 62% percent of the 409 colleges that they reviewed have written policies in place to limit a student’s right to free speech. American universities and colleges have policies that violate students’ constitutional right of freedom of speech. It’s a major improvement over the past five years the same test was also conducted by the same group in 2008.The group discovered that seventy five percent of  American colleges had policies that restricted free speech. The reporter of the article (Majeed), however, told Campus Reform that 62 percent is still too high, and said “We obviously still think that that’s too many schools out there that are not living up to their First Amendment obligations or their free speech promises.”

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New assault on Christianity, freedom of speech in America

New assault on Christianity, freedom of speech in America | 1st amendent, Freedm of speech | Scoop.it
What would the Founding Fathers think?
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Can you imagine the name “Christmas trees” being political incorrect and the new name has  be holiday tree?   Well an atheist group in Kanas believes that Christmas and Christianity has nothing to do with the public arena, you are not allowed to sell Christmas trees if they have that title,  a high school tried to fight it but eventually just  gave up. Or could you imagine having to change your towns seal simply because it has a cross in it?  A town in Kanas called Buhler is trying to fight the change by saying it’s a historical meaning more than a religious meaning. But a group called freedom from religion foundation is trying to sue because it violets the constitution (even though I don’t understand because the first amendment says freedom of religion).   

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Facebook Inc. (FB): Posts are Free Speech, but Libelous? - Insider Monkey

Facebook Inc. (FB): Posts are Free Speech, but Libelous? - Insider Monkey | 1st amendent, Freedm of speech | Scoop.it
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How far does free speech go when using an online social-network site like Facebook, Twitter or MySpace? Four New York employees were fired because they posted negative comments about their boss on a social network. However the National Labor Relations Board said that the four employees were unjustly fired because even posting in freedom of speech. As long as the posts aren’t threatening or harassing anyone employees can post whatever they want to (as long as they’re not doing it during work).What do you think , should posting and liking be protected under the first amendment?

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URGENT! OBAMA Signs Anti-Protest Bill - FREE SPEECH & Protest will get you JAIL TIME!

URGENT! OBAMA Signs Anti-Protest Bill - FREE SPEECH & Protest will get you JAIL TIME! The First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits the government from i...
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 (I am honestly surprised that this topic has not come up often in the news).This fox news video clip is about a bill that president Barrack Obama has signed that could take away a part of your first amendment (Freedom of speech). If a citizen is engaged in a political protest they could be brought up on felony charges which are more serious than normal charges. The bill allows secret  service  to say where there are no “free speech  zones” also the secret service can ban a protest where ever they are. Judge Andrew P is correct on saying “American people have taken for granted because they were always born with the right of free speech it”.

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Brown: Firing of teacher a lesson in free speech limits - Chicago Sun-Times

Brown: Firing of teacher a lesson in free speech limits - Chicago Sun-Times | 1st amendent, Freedm of speech | Scoop.it
It will be a terrible shame if the best day of Elizabeth Parsons’ fledgling teaching career also turns out to have been her last. But barring some divine intervention from the powers that be, that’s where it stands.
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This article is about a fifth grade school teacher, Mrs. Parsons, who decided that the best way to explain to her students how important the first amendment really is was by having their own protest. She had asked the class to name a school related issue that bothered them. A students hand shot up complaining about long school hours. They decided that was the topic their protest was to be about.  They took the time to make banners and chants and even wrote to the mayor. On the day of the protest the idea was for the kids to stage a brief demonstration inside the classroom, but when the time came, they wanted to go into the hallway instead. Mrs. Parsons agreed and the class marched through the hall’s carrying their banner while whispering a chant of: “No longer school day.” When they were by the exit door they asked if they could go outside. Again Mrs. Parsons said yes. She thought that was the end of the lesson, but it was not.  She was called into the principal’s office and was told she was being let go effective immediately because of her participation in the protest during school hours.  Mrs. Parson says her rights of freedom of speech and freedom to assemble were violated.

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First Amendment | LII / Legal Information Institute

First Amendment | LII / Legal Information Institute | 1st amendent, Freedm of speech | Scoop.it
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The first amendment of the united states of americans constitution protec ts the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference.  The 2 clauses in the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion. The 1 amendment prohibits the government from passing legislation to establish an official religion or preferring one religion over another. It enforces the "separation of church and state. “However the most basic component of the first amendment is freedom of expression and the right of freedom of speech. The right to freedom of speech allows individuals to express themselves without interference or constraint by the government.

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What Does Free Speech Mean?

What Does Free Speech Mean? | 1st amendent, Freedm of speech | Scoop.it
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Our First Amendment protects the freedom of speech; The U.S. Supreme Court has often struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech. There are more than a hand full of examples of speech that both direct (words) and symbolic (actions), that the Court has decided are either entitled to First Amendment protections, or not. The First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law...abridging freedom of speech. An example of one “freedom of right does include” Not to speak (specifically, the right not to salute the flag). And an example of “freedom of right does not include” is the right of students to advocate illegal drugs use at school sponsored event.


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The History of the First Amendment

The History of the First Amendment | 1st amendent, Freedm of speech | Scoop.it
Free information and classroom educational materials related to The First Amendment and Constitution Day.
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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." Amendment One, Bill of Rights, United States Constitution

 Founding farther Thomas Jefferson once said  “A democracy cannot be both ignorant and free.” This was the commonly held attitude of the “enlightened” men who settled the United States. The new American settlers had brought with them a desire for democracy and openness which they never had back in England.   Using past experiences as their guide line the constitutional fathers wrote into their new Constitution a Bill of Rights, which contained the First Amendment.

 

 

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OP-ED: Who are you to deny freedom of speech? | Courier

OP-ED: Who are you to deny freedom of speech? | Courier | 1st amendent, Freedm of speech | Scoop.it
Even if you don’t agree with what the Westboro Baptist Church members are saying, there is one thing you cannot deny them and that is their right to say it.
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You know the people you see on the news? The ones who protest at the funerals of American serviceman, and openly express their hatred for Jews, Catholics and homosexuals. No matter how angry or disgusted you are at them you still have to let them talk freely because the First amendment, “Freedom of speech” allows them to do this. The First Amendment does not say anything about what you can or cannot protest about, it just asks that you do it peacefully. There’s no way of stopping it because their rights are protect by the constitution In my opinion I don’t agree with the Westboro Baptist Church on how they use their freedom of speech.

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Supreme Court to review free speech of HIV/AIDS groups

Supreme Court to review free speech of HIV/AIDS groups | 1st amendent, Freedm of speech | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - The Supreme Court agreed to consider whether the government can require groups that receive federal funding for overseas HIV/AIDS programs to have explicit policies that oppose prostitution...
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Could you imagine being a part of a government funded HIV organization going around and warning the public about the dangers of aids and other sexual transmitted dieses? But then having the government come walk in and tell you that you must  also have to talk about the dangers of sex trafficking simply because they believe it contributes to the disease.  Multipliable aid groups argued, and the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York agreed, that It does violate the groups  freedom of speech rights under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.To the group its like having words be put in your mouth that you dont want to say. In late april eight justices will decide on this case.

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