LS305-01 Constitutional Law Unit 2 assignment

Want to listen to such music or watch such a speech

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want to listen to such music or watch such a speech is all part of your First Amendment rights as an American Citizen. Although, there are exceptions to the protection one's speech is entitled to from the Constitution such as, any speech that would cause "imminent lawlessness" or direct other to break the law. If any form of speech tells anyone to specifically break a law and has by intent directed others to do so to a specific person, it would not be protected und the First Amendment. Also speech that could insight rioting is not protected.
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LS305-01 Constitutional Law Unit 2 assignment President John Adams (1797 until 1801) was often controversial and unpopular; he limited free speech rights and made it difficult for the press to properly print what they believed was news. Adams tried to stop Americans from signing petitions, but this was not acceptable to the American public and shortly after Adams one and only term as president his federalist party collapsed. I believe the framers of the Constitution, if they were alive today, would want to amend the First Amendment to include additional forms of speech and media information but all in all, they would still want all forms of speech that is currently free to remain protected. The main purpose of free speech is for individuals to state their position without interference of government, this will not change. Now we have the internet and one's ability to express themselves has never been easier and has never had so much public scrutiny as ever before in history. To say one has the freedom to speak about anything they desire is one topic. Now add the ability to say anything one wants about any topic to millions upon millions of people. Welcome to the internet!
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  • Fall '12
  • First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Constitutional Law Unit, LS305-01 Constitutional Law

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