con law questions - Brandon Hopen 1 If a referendum were...

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Brandon Hopen 1. If a referendum were held today on whether to adopt the First Amendment, do you think it would pass? Yes 2. Polls show that most Americans support free speech in theory, but when asked more specific questions such as "Should Americans be free to advocate communism?" most persons polled are far less willing to support free speech values. How to you explain this? I would explain this by saying that Americans perceived the first amendment for only positive comments or slightly negative remarks. When an extreme ideology that was at war against America for 50 years appears on a ballot, or is someone’s opinion, then Americans are likely to condemn it. 3. Which of the three general approaches to First Amendment analysis is best? Why? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach? I. The Abolitionist Approach Advantages- allows full expression of all constitutional rights, democratic, prevents government abuse on rights Disadvantages- threatens safety and security of citizens, can cause the
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course ECON 1011 taught by Professor Bob during the Spring '11 term at Bob Jones University.

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