By appealing to the audience through emotions, the unknown author is voicing his or her own opinion about the situation. Since the editorial reaches and applies to a very general public, the author's attempt to generate an impression that organizations such as this administration are "misguiding" the rights granted by the First Amendment, the perspective is hence creating a negative image of the school's administration and those who support claims similar nationwide. Criticizing the actions of the administration by discussing the effect of said procedures is yet another way the author appeals to the addressees. They have misinterpreted the First Amendment by stating that McComb's expressions were "establishing religion" when she was, in fact, speaking freely and practicing religion which are protected by the First Amendment. By silencing one young woman from giving thanks where she deems appropriate, they are discouraging an expression of faith in other realms of society. Through use of definition he or she attacks the administration's use and comprehension of the First Amendment citing that they have, "perverted the meaning" and states that the American Civil Liberties Union believes that it protects "freedom from religion." The Associated Press was also cited as saying that, in fact, the districts policy does not exclude religious expression. According to those present and herself, McComb was within the rights guaranteed by... [continues]
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