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1 Bryan Joseph Professor DeMotte American Society 4/10/17 THE FOUR FREEDOMS What do these freedoms mean specifically within the context of a global society?
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2 On January 6 th , 1941 a year before the United States entered WWII president Franklin D Roosevelt annunciated the Four Freedoms. There are four simple statements that were intended to not only be a justification for war but also a vision for a New World Order in the post-war world. In the “Future Days” he said, “which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded on four essential human freedoms.” These four essential freedoms are Freedom of Speech and Expression, Freedom of every person to worship God in his own way—everywhere in the world, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from fear. Freedom from Want is translated into world terms, means economic understanding which will secure every nation a healthy peacetime life for its people everywhere in the world. Freedom from Fear means that a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and such in a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor—anywhere in the world. Freedom of Speech is the right to fluent one's opinions and ideas without fear of government retaliation or censorship, or societal sanction. Freedom of Expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of reaching out, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. The difference between the conversational speech and political speech is that, conversational speech is among two people, its interactive, more-or-less spontaneous. Political speech refers to a statement or comment that is made about the actions of our government as opposed to about private or individual actions. This type of speech is generally tied to the freedom of expression and that is protected by the first amendment. Political speech can be very important because of the history behind it, it`s been more than two centuries since the freedom of speech was published in the First amendment of the constitution. Free speech is very foundational. It is important to us
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3 people to remind ourselves why, and to have the reasons directly at our fingertips when the right is called. This is very important because it enables the people to participate, in making decisions based on the free drift of information and ideas, so that we can really express how we feel and have people make adult informed decisions. Some of the limits to political speech and expression is that Freedom of expression isn’t an absolute right, and it may limited in certain circumstances. Only such limitations must obey to the clearly defined standards. Almost on every occasion it will not be legitimate to restrict political speech before it is spoken. So, while a person who is given a bad name may have a legal remedy, it is not acceptable to apply foregoing censorship to politician`s words to ensure that they do not contain defamatory satisfaction. In
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