Freedom of Speech Silence What is democracy? Democracy is a form of government where the people rule, not a dictator, a king or aristocrats. Democracy means that people have a say in law and state. This is impossible to do without a voice. How are people supposed to run the government if they aren’t allowed to speak their mind? This is hypocrisy. That is like telling someone they can travel where ever they want as long as it is in this little box. Our voice is the most important tool and weapon that we have possession of. Without our voice, we are nothing. American is “the land of the free and the home of the brave” or at least it is supposed to be. Certain people, like college presidents and other leaders are trying to take away the freedom that Americans have. If they succeed in taking away our rights and freedoms, America will no longer be a democracy. America will turn into a dictatorship. This is unacceptable. It is written in the constitution that Americans have freedom of speech. Freedom of expression and speech is the First Amendment, the first. It is the first because it is the most important. Without freedom of speech; people are unable to learn and grow, unable to find themselves and stand out, and unable to stand up for what they believe in. If universities get rid of freedom of speech, people will be incapable of learning and developing into the person they should be. Mistakes teach people more than anything else could. Mistakes might not be made if freedom of speech is taken away; if they are made others would be unable to tell them for fear they might embarrass them. Even worse than that, people would be unable to learn and discuss about history for fear of hurting other people. Keith John Sampson was said to be guilty for public racial harassment for reading a history book. This book was about the KKK and how the Irish defeated them. It was a...
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