Campus=Freedom(?) essays

One of the popular issues around these days is whether we let hate speech or not on campuses. It is a very sensitive subject and requires insightful approach. People are divided into half in this topic, but in my opinion we should not outlaw, censor, and/or punish any form of expression including hate speech on campuses since doing so, as Lawrence points out in his article, is contrary to the democratic sprit of tolerance, also adjacent to the fundamental principle...

How to Attain Freedom from Your Parents essays

YOU say you're old enough to stay out late on weekends. They say you have to be home early. You say you want to see that new movie everybody is talking about. They say you can't see it. You say you've met some nice kids you'd like to go out with. They say they'd like to meet your friendsfirst. When you're a teenager it can sometimes feel as if your parents have a choke hold on your life. It seems...

Freedom: Two Differing Views essays

WHAT IS FREEDOM?:TWO DIFFERING VIEWS The protagonists in each of the novels Jane Eyre and Lucy desire many things, the most prominent of which is a similar desire to break the bonds cast upon them by their respective societies (and in Lucy's case, bonds of any kind that may restrict her individuality).They both seek to be free to wield power over their own lives and to overcome oppression.Upon the reader's initial meeting of these characters, it is evident that both...

Freedom of Speech essays

The definition of free speech and the protections that it deserves vary from individual to individual and from group to group.Many people base their different beliefs on speech on the provisions of the First Amendment.The wording of the Amendment is very clear, stating that Congress can make no law abridging the freedom of speech; however, later amendments and different interpretations can cause confusion about the freedom.Somewhere along the line the right to free speech also became the right to never...

New Freedom essays

After the end of the American Civil War and the failures of Reconstruction African-Americans had finally been granted the freedom of which they had long dreamed.There was great optimism and hope amongst the former slaves as they had long been ready for independence.But the euphoria was short lived as Booker T. Washington wrote, "The great responsibility of being free, or having charge of themselves, of having to think and plan for themselves and their children, seemed to take possession of...

Censorship: Does it or Does it Not Threaten Freedom of the P essays

Freedom of the press is a right guaranteed by the 1st amendment to the U.S. constitution.This allows anyone to state or print what they believe freely with out the need to worry about possible consequences.The two articles I read were by Carl Jensen; Censorship Threatens Freedom of the Press and William Powers; Censorship Does Not Threaten Freedom of the Press.Jensen's main idea was that we must support a free press.He declared, "It is the media's responsibility…to explore, compile, and present...

Freedoms and allowances here on earth essays

As human beings we were made by our creator and given many freedoms and allowances here on earth.In chapter one of Kammer's book he calls this an original blessing traceable to the creation stories which he calls our "giftedness."This giftedness is not a privilege but a commission to "stewardship."Stewardship in turn is our relationship with our fellow man or "community."This is the beginning of a time honored and quintessential theme of the Bible's Old Testament.This is the Cycle of Baal.The...

Intellectual Freedom essays

Many parents feel that Internet filtering by programs such as BESS really do work effectively. However, by blocking information from reaching students by means of an automated filter may actually cause more harm than good.Teachers have forgotten their duty to supervise students while they use the Internet.Many students often try to “press the limits” of the filter and try to gain access to topics that are normally filtered, such as pornography.One student who attends a school district other than Pasco...

Jean-Paul Sartre – Existentialism And Freedom essays

Jean-Paul Sartre – Existentialism And Freedom When Jean-Paul Sartre talks about "abandonment," he means that "God does not exist, and that it is necessary to draw the consequences of his absence right to the end" (262). He disagrees with the belief of radicalism that moral values are able to exist without the presence of God. Radicalists believe that "God is a useless and costly hypothesis, so we will do without it. However, if we are to have morality, a society,...

Freedom to Wed essays

Same-sex marriages are illegal in California, as well as many other states.Two people in love, no matter what their sexual orientation, race, or status should be allowed to wed.The institution of marriage has been controversial for centuries.It was only after the civil war that African-Americans could wed in the United States.People of different races were not allowed to marry until 1967, when the US Supreme Court ruled they could.People in same-sex relationships are facing the same battles fought and won...