Let our freedoms ring loud and clear. exorcising our first(1)amendment rights.
By Evan Jensen:
The first amendment is an amendment, that should ring loud and clear. For us and every journalist I think it would. For any us citizen, who wishes to voice there opinion on a subject matter it clearly does.
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.those are powerful words and being upheld by our courts and community courts and law in genral.
The Supreme Court has held that restrictions on speech because of its content—that is, when the government targets the speaker’s message—generally violate the First Amendment. Laws that prohibit people from criticizing a war, opposing abortion, or advocating high taxes are examples of unconstitutional content-based restrictions. Such laws are thought to be especially problematic because they distort public debate and contradict a basic principle of self-governance: that the government cannot be trusted to decide what ideas or information “the people” should be allowed to hear.
starting in the 1920s, the Supreme Court began to read the First Amendment more broadly, and this trend accelerated in the 1960s. Today, the legal protection offered by the First Amendment is stronger than ever before in our history.
No matter how contested the free speech might be, it is still almost always protected under free speech. To make false police reports on some person because they made free speech , is nothing less then childish and will always end up abstract from anything malicious happening to the writer of the said free speech.
In a recent court ruling, A Washington district court judge ruled in our prior case,that our free speech was just that,no matter how contested it was.I hold that ruling to its full accountability.
We as American citizens owe our privileged rights close and dear to our hearts,as many men and woman have died backing those freedoms and said rights. We should honor them and remember them for there great sacrifices.