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  • 10 Commandments In Schools - 349 words
    10 Commandments In Schools P.S. 233-03 Ed Mashek Dr. Hicks 02/08/01 Assignment #1 The 1st Amendment in Schools Right now in Kentucky, there is a somewhat heated debate going on about whether or not the 10 Commandments should be posted in public schools. The people, schools, and our state and federal governments all seem to have their own opinion, but which one is the right one? That is, which one follows the guidelines set in the Bill of Rights? Legally speaking, schools in Kentucky were required to display the Ten Commandments, until the Supreme Court declared that law unconstitutional. Some Kentucky residents support this action, while others are outraged by it. In the Courier-Journals Rea ...
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  • Apocalypses Theme - 1,893 words
    Apocalypses Theme "All I smelled was rotten bodies," Texas Ranger, Roy Coffman said during his testimony at the murder and conspiracy trial of 11 Branch Davidians. The dead were found in the rubble of the April 19 fire that destroyed the compound, killing more than 75 Branch Davidians, including the sect's leader, David Koresh, and 17 children. Perhaps the worst case of the federal government's overreaching in American history, the 1993 Waco tragedy has caused Americans to ask the question of how much military involvement will citizens allow in their everyday lives before they lose their rights as individuals. In February, 1993, 4 federal agents were killed in an assault on the compound of t ...
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  • Civics Questions - 685 words
    Civics Questions 1. How is government authority in the United States limited? Give one example. The government can not interfere with those rights granted to the people through the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court is there to protect our individual rights and freedoms. 2.What is the difference between absolute rights and relative rights? No person has an absolute freedom of speach; they are not free to say whatever they like. We do have a relative freedom of speech though, we may say whatever we like as long as it does not interfere with the rights of others. 3. Do all of the rights guarented by the Constitution apply to all people in the United States? Explain. Most rig ...
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  • Electric Cars - 1,075 words
    ... p seems unnecessary, and an infringement upon the rights of citizens of the United States of America. A third area in which censorship has taken place is in literature. Censorship in literature has increased dramatically in recent years. In fact, from 1991 to 1994, there has been more than a 50% increase in the number of demands that books be banned in schools libraries as well as public libraries(Zeinert, 109). Some of the books being demanded to be removed from libraries nationwide include, Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, Forever, by Judy Blume, and The Bridge to Terabithia, written by Katherine Paterson. These American classics have been removed from shelves due to various re ...
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  • First Amendment Rights - 600 words
    First Amendment Rights 1st amendment rights Under the Bill of Rights of our constitution, Americans are given basic human rights which cannot be taken away. Sometimes these rights conflict with each other, causing debate. The 1st amendment causes many controversial issues to arise. This amendment gives us the freedoms of speech, press, and religion. Freedom of speech is one of those very controversial issues. I feel pretty strongly about our right to freedom of speech. In other countries you could be killed for saying negative things about your government. Here in America, you can call the president a fat idiot who should be shot, and not face any penalty. I do believe that people should res ...
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  • Flag Burning - 1,394 words
    ... the Libertarians. And where does the American public stand? Various polls indicate that 70%-80% are in favor of the proposed amendment (Citizen's Flag Alliance). However, when informed as to the first Amendment implications of such an amendment, poll show that American opinions are more swayed and split their opinions at nearly 50% (Fullwood). The main argument for the Flag Desecration Amendment is that the American flag is not just another piece of cloth (Citizen's Flag Alliance). The flag is proclaimed by supporters to be a venerated object worthy of legal protection. Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Tommy Lasorda is one of the foremost activists in favor of the proposed Flag Desecr ...
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  • Freedom In Constitution - 1,034 words
    Freedom In Constitution Have you ever wondered what life at school would be like without"freedom?" In myopinion I think it would be horrid. Think about it. If we had no freedom we wouldnt be able to do the things we love most, or choose what friends we hang out with. The freedoms we have now we all take for granted. For example, do you even know what your freedoms are? If you dont, then you ought to hear me out so you know in the future what they mean. First of all there are two very specific freedoms that all students and teachers should know and understand. These two freedoms are the very basis for our society. 1)FREEDOM OF SPEECH Freedom of speech is one of the most important freedoms we ...
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  • History Of The Newspaper - 918 words
    History of the Newspaper Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. So wrote Thomas Jefferson to a friend in January 1787. The concept of the newspaper that the founding father of the American Declaration of Independence, so obdurately spoke of, had rested on a foundation that has lasted six hundred years. The modern newspaper, in comparison to that which had been forged from the pamphlets distributed by churches across the United States during the Renaissance, acted under a notion that still exists today. This notion is that the newspaper was the easiest method ...
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  • Internet Censorship - 1,102 words
    Internet Censorship Is Internet Censorship Needed? Internet censorship seems to be the target of many debates nowadays in the U.S. due to the rising popularity of the internet and the large amounts of pornography, warez, illegal drugs, and general threats to society. It is a very hard subject to handle, after all no one really is in charge of the internet, and in fact no one really owns it except perhaps the millions of people throughout the world who contribute to it in various ways (Burton). The argument for censorship has been going on for at least 5 years now and no one really sees an answer being had anytime soon. Sure getting rid of all the unwanted content on the internet would perhap ...
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  • Internet Cesorship - 801 words
    Internet Cesorship INTERNET CENSORSHIP Internet Censorship. What does this mean to us? What is restricted? Censorship is summarily defined as the suppression of objectionable material. That means that material such as pornography, militant information, offensive language, anti-religion, and racism would be restricted in use. Freedom would not only be restricted to material placed on the web, but also what you could access, and where you could explore. Should the right of Freedom of Speech be taken away from us on the Internet? Having stated this, should there be any restrictions and if so, what's the limit of censorship? The Internet, with its unlimited access to any kind of information, is ...
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  • Internet Hate Groups - 1,038 words
    Internet Hate Groups For the first time in human history, we have the means to connect people from every corner of the globe, to talk to each other and share information at a cost that's far more affordable than any other means of publishing in the world. There is nothing more powerful as the Internet or the World Wide Web that has ever existed before. Hate is scary. By definition, "Hate is an intense hostility and emotional aversion to someone or something. It is displayed with words, harassment and/or acts of violence including killing." (Novick, para 4). Hate can be hidden from friends or family, but at other times it is bragged about. Hatred can be motivated by the desire for political p ...
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  • Marilyn Manson - 1,818 words
    Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson: Pushing the 1st Amendment Marilyn Manson is a name that has been a thorn in the side of society as a moral and ethical issue for the parents and kids of the generation X. He is one of the most controversial artists in the world today, one who chooses to express himself in a way that provokes in the most extreme methods possible. His methods are bizarre and shunned by most of society, as it cannot fathom what he is trying to accomplish. However, further research into his life and beliefs will explain that he is sending a very strong message to the world. A message that is firmly protect by the First Amendment in the American Constitution. This freedom has unleas ...
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  • On Quake, Marilyn Manson, Doom, The Matrix, And How They Corrupt Americas Youth - 681 words
    On Quake, Marilyn Manson, Doom, The Matrix, And How They Corrupt America's Youth Disclaimer: I do not promote youth violence, but even if I did, its the parents job to make sure my opinion doesnt affect their children. Do I really have to say anything else? The disclaimer say enough, but to drive my point across, Ill repeat it in several different ways in the next few paragraphs. First of all, I want to say that I am 100% against censorship. It totally goes against a little law called THE 1ST AMENDMENT! And as for pressuring the movie, music, television and video game industries into producing cleaner content goes, we do need some of that. But I must say, ratings arent there because companie ...
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  • Ray Douglas Bradbury Was Born In Waukegan, Illinois On August - 1,722 words
    Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22,1920. He was the third born son of Leonard Spauldling Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury. In the fall of 1926 the Bradbury family moved from their home in Waukegan to Tucson, Arizona. However, their stay there only lasted until May of 1927 when they moved back to their original habitation. Bradbury began writing his own literature on butcher paper when he was 11 years old. Ray and his family moved again moved to Tucson, Arizona and back to Waukegan, Illinois again in 1932. This rapid movement was initiated when Leonard Bradbury was laid off from his job installing telephone lines, only to be rehired later in the year. In ...
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  • Religious Rights In Public Schools - 1,407 words
    Religious Rights In Public Schools Religious Rights in Public Schools "JESUS in the classroom!" Are you feeling uncomfortable yet? Religion in the public school systems is among the top of the list of controversial topics in American society, We've long been advised to avoid this and other religiously politically intertwined subjects in polite conversation. If you're like most Americans, this topic makes you frustrated, high strung, or at least a little queasy. From the day the 1st amendment right appeared in the U.S. Constitution, to this present day, and surely into our nation's tomorrows, the proper role of religion in public schools has been, is, and will continue to be a subject of grea ...
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  • Religious Rights In Public Schools - 1,375 words
    ... nts on religious or other conscientious grounds. However, students generally do not have a federal right to be excused from lessons that may be inconsistent with their religious beliefs or practices (Riley, 1998). Students have the right to celebrate or study religious holidays on campus (Brinkley, 2001). Music, art, literature, and drama that have religious themes are permitted as part of the curriculum for school activities if presented in an objective manner as a traditional part of the cultural and religious heritage of the particular holiday. Students have the right to distribute religious literature on campus (Brinkley, 2001). The Equal Access Act allows students the freedom to mee ...
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  • Sean Dawson - 310 words
    Sean Dawson Bus. Law 510 July 14,1998 Posadas De Puerto Rico Associates vs. Tourism Company U.S. Supreme Court 1986 Facts: Substantive: Gambling was legalized in Puerto Rico in 1948, but prohibited advertising of casinos within Puerto Rico. 1978 the appellant, Posadas de Puerto Rico, was fined twice by the agency enforcing the antiadervertisement law. Procedural: The appellant challenged the law, claiming that it violated the appellants 1st. Amendment freedom of speech rights. The Superior Court of Puerto Rico determined that the law as applied was constitutional. The Puerto Rico Supreme Court affirmed. The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari. Issues: Does the legislature have the right to ...
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  • Watkins V United States 1957 354 Us 178 - 795 words
    Watkins v. United States (1957) 354 U.S. 178 Facts: Watkins was subpoenaed to testify in a congressional hearing to investigate alleged wrong doings of the Attorney General and the department of justice. Throughout the questioning the congressional committee asked questions that could result in Watkins incriminating himself because of his political beliefs. Due to this Watkins evoked his 5th Amendment right not to answer the question. By doing so the congressional committee indicted him and the Court of appeals upheld Congress's claim. Question: Does Article one of the Constitution bestow to congress the power to interrogate citizens out of a court of law? And can the 5th amendment be used i ...
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  • What Does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Amin, Mao Tsetung, And Pol Pot Have In Common When They Came To Power, They T - 1,211 words
    What does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Amin, Mao tse-tung, and Pol Pot have in common? When they came to power, they took all guns from the civilian population. For this reason my specific goal is to encourage gun ownership. Introduction: The gun 1st appeared in Europe's literature in 1326. It evolved into a mechanical tool as no other tool before it, it incorporated different materials like wood and metal, it also involved physics, chemistry and had ignition. Thus, making the gun the foundation of modern technology, not to mention the fact it gave America its freedom."The shot that was heard around the World" April 19,1775. In 1689 the English Bill of Rights, was passed by Parliame ...
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  • What Does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Amin, Mao Tsetung, And Pol Pot Have In Common When They Came To Power, They T - 1,207 words
    ... es! For these reasons, in order to maintain your "freedoms," you need an AK-47. Oppositions view: Gun control advocates say, that the entertainment industry is not responsible for gun violence. They claim the 1st Amendment and say, "art imitates life." My rebuttal: They can claim the 1st Amendment, but we can't claim the 2nd Amendment. Even though there was greater access to guns in the 1950's, we did not have a problem with illegal gun use. Thus, at a time when there was almost no gun control on the books, we had very few shootings. Could the entertainment industry be respon- sible for socially conditioning our youth, into violent behavior? Example: Violence in video games, "The Jerry S ...
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