EN 102 expositor writing paper - Diana Kiselyuk EN-102-11...

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Diana Kiselyuk EN-102-11 Professor Crosbie 1/30/07 The Hypocrisy of Free Speech Free speech is a topic of immense debate. Ivy League graduates, Charles  R. Lawrence III and Derek Bok present two different arguments for their views on  the freedom of speech. There is a clear distinction between harmful and  offensive speech, and this essay will prove their differences, as well as provide  an accurate argument in support of free speech. Offered as well will be a  resolution to promote the  ideals of free speech and racial harmony in higher  education.  Speech, as defined by Merriam Webster’s Dictionary is ‘something that is  spoken; an utterance, remark, or declaration.’ Based upon this definition, one can  intelligently presume that speech may not cause physical harm unto another. The  freedom of speech protects whoever is uttering, remarking, or declaring any  personal statements, and because of this, the public should not feel as if they are  being maliciously attacked through verbal communication.
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Although the freedom of speech may at times allow one person to cripple  another’s psyche, no further damage is being caused. Libertarians and 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Crosbie during the Spring '07 term at Monmouth University-West Long Branch.

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