Freedom of speech may easily find itself at odds with other civil liberties and rights. Expand on the issue.
By: Aiganym Baurzhan
Student Number: 39103
Course: Human Rights and Environmental Protection
Course Coordinator: Prof. Wiesław Wacławczyk
Date of Submission: December 22, 2014
Fight for something or fight for goals it is one sides of human nature. It is historical aspect, because all our past built on action which gives to us chance for growing up. So we fight for future or for the rights to have the future. People developed rules for reasons to have rights, and rules help to establish the brink of human rights. Right is the basic regulator of social relations; system of mandatory, formally defined, guaranteed by the state rules of conduct governing public relations. Humanity can not live without rights, because only right gives to us power and the same way make of us weakness. Society always wanted and still continue struggle for the right, for having good, honest, equal and dignity democracy life. It is the way why the world has important collocation like a “Human Rights”. Human rights are important and inseparable foundation for every democracy state. Human right is also the basic construction of law (constitution, legislative act, code, normative act e.t.c.) in every democracy state. In legal doctrine human rights are generally divided into personal, political, socio-economic and cultural rights. But among scientists there are still disagreements on the classification of human rights. Human rights can also be divided into three classifications: 1) personal and political; 2) social and economic; 3) cultural and collective rights. One of the most popular classifications of human rights: 1) personal; 2) political; 3) social; 4) economic; 5) cultural; 6) environmental. Everyone of them include a certain quantity of rights. Important concerns of this essay are the division of political-civil rights. Civil rights include the warranty from law physical and mental integrity, life and life with safety; protection from discrimination such as: race, gender, national origin, color of skin, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability and also individual rights such as privacy, the freedoms of thought and conscience, speech and expression, religion, the press, assembly and movement. For this essay the description of the right as freedom of speech is significant point. Freedom of speech is the human right to freely express their thoughts and ideas which includes freedom of expression, both orally and in writing. Freedom of speech is very substantial right for humanity, and essential indicator scale of states' democratization. It proved Greek statesman and orator Demosthenes, who said not to give to mankind the right to speak freely, or restrict this freedom is the greatest calamity. Another ancient scholar, the Roman historian Tacitus talked about Emperor Trajan and praised for happy times, when everyone could say about their ideas and ways of thinking (Micheline, 2008). So we can understand that freedom of speech is very important element of human rights. Human Rights include a variety of elements and structures that originate from social freedom. Each element or each classification of human rights lives in idyll and complements each other. But like in every social and also legal phenomenon between elements of classification human rights sometimes occurs controversy and conflicts which help to understand the essence each of them. Conflict is an inevitable phenomenon that requires a special approach. Important right like Freedom of speech helps to promote other human rights giving them a boost, despite of that freedom of speech makes big push to conflicts between other human rights and easily find itself at odds with other civil liberties and rights.
Freedom of speech especially in the social and political sphere is the main...
...Assignment: CivilLiberties and CivilRights
Axia College of University Of Phoenix
By: Christie Guite
CivilLiberties: The Right to Privacy
Sub Category: Controversy over Abortion
I will examine civilliberties, with my focus being rights associated with the abortion controversy, in this assignment. Many civilliberties and civilrights are at risk in today’s society. Abortion rights are of special concern today. This subject is debated worldwide and is a very complex issue for obvious reasons. This issue has many different facets and supporters and detractors of abortion both feel very strongly about the issue. In my view, it is against the nature and my own religion, but others feel differently and have a right to their views. As with many civilrights issues, abortion is one that concerns deep ethical beliefs. Some people turn to abortion to protect their own rights and some take this route through sheer desperation. In some cases, medical necessity makes abortion a feasible option. I will examine this issue further as a matter of civilliberties in this assignment. I will also discuss my own view on the matter, adding a subjective...
(And how they differ from civilrights)
"If the fires of freedom and civilliberties burn low in other lands, they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free. If in other lands the eternal truths of the past are threatened by intolerance, we must provide a safe place for their perpetuation." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1938 (Isaacs 66)
Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to be free from unreasonable searches of your home, the right to a fair trial, the right to marry, and the right to vote are all examples of CivilLiberties that every American is guaranteed under the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Fundamental individual rights protected by law against unwarranted governmental or other interference. Civilliberties generally refer more specifically to the protection of the individual's rights to form and express his or her own preferences or convictions and to act freely upon them in the private sphere without undue or intrusive interference by the government....
...CivilLiberties and CivilRights
I chose the category Freedom of Religion because I find the many different religions followed in America fascinating. I enjoy learning about them all and expanding my knowledge of the rituals and celebrations different religions participate in. I chose The Free Exercise Clause sub category because I find how even though the first amendment providesfreedom of religion it does not give freedom of all religious practices such as polygamy and sacrifice.
The U.S. constitution protects against the governments interference with the citizens freedom to worship or not worship as they please by the first amendment. This Amendment guarantees the right for citizens to freely practice their religion as they choose to which may seem simple, but becomes complicated when the actions of religious groups are unaccepted by society or go against other laws. In Employment Division v. Smith 1998, the Supreme Court discarded the previous requirement for a compelling interest before governmental limitation or prohibition of religious practices. The court ruled it constitutional for state laws to interfere with religious practices as long as the law is not aimed at singling out and banning religious practices. In this case persons using the drug peyote as part of their...
...saying that freedom of speech is the first step of reaching to a free society . Despite the fact that people need to reveal their personal thoughts about politics and criticize it in any facet, many governments are against this right . In this essay I will outline the arguments for and against necessity of freedomspeech for a free society. As far as I concerned, with the enormous pace of development of technology in our modern-age and mass producing of TV, Radio and accessibility of most of the people to internet, people are aware of their rights and they have the knowledge that by criticizing and showing their disapproval they can obtain their needs. To give more details, I should mention that people have learnt from the history that by having the right to say their ideas and have the security after that, the society will be better place to live.
Added to that many politician are against the idea that people and media should be free to show their thoughts . They also create rules for banning the media and set some red lines for censorships . Additionally governments are afraid of being accused by media in any way . It is an undeniable fact that so many of politician want to hide their dark sides, so they prefer limit the people’s freedoms. I am strongly of the opinion that people and media should have the right to state their...
...History 12 – The Absolute Right of Free Speech
“I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
* Voltaire (18th Century French Philosopher)
A fundamental aspect of humanity is the capability of complex communication and logic, something which has deemed us far superior to creatures much stronger and faster than our relatively feeble bodies. However, mankind often falls prey to bigotry, believing in a single opinion and refusing to listen to any other, a flaw which has brought forth much devastation to society. The implementation of democracy allowed the gradual evolution of the freedom of expression, ensuring the right for people to speak their thoughts without fear of oppression or punishment. Yet with every right, there comes a responsibility; the freedom of speech is not absolute and shouldn’t be, for every word has power behind it and should be treated with such value. Allowing absolute freedom of speech would result in chaos, prohibiting punishment for threats, disturbances or false information. Freedom of expression should be defined as a basic human right, yet not an absolute one.
The earliest example of the oppression of opinion occurred in the first democracy of the world, Athens. The renowned...
It has always been said that the three fundamental needs of mankind are food, shelter and clothing. Although man cannot survive without these physical necessities, I believe that there is a fourth equally important need which is the free expression of self. These days, with the exception of the extremely poor, most people assign great importance to this need for expression of self. Everyday around the United States, there are either multiple articles being published about the restrictions imposed on freedom of speech, or public speeches given about people not being allowed to express their beliefs toward such everyday subjects like religion and war. In a way, it is ironic to note that even though they have all been allowed to publish these articles and speak about these controversial subjects, they still complain about not having freedom of speech. What they don’t realize is that there are places with much stricter policies toward freedom of expression that is even hard to imagine for an American. I have the honor of being from one of those places: The Islamic Republic of Iran.
Before drawing an analogy between the current state of freedom of speech in US and Iran, I believe it's necessary to examine the core concept of this freedom in greater detail. The "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" states that "The free...
...Case Study #1
The American CivilLiberties Union of Utah, on behalf of the Main Street Church, has filed a complaint against Brigham City’s “Free Speech Zone” Ordinance. The suit claims that the city’s ordinance violates the rights granted to all U.S. citizens by both the state of Utah’s and the United State’s constitutions.
According to the ordinance, a city permit is required for essentially any type of expression in a public forum; this is inclusive of all city parks, streets and sidewalks. Additionally, civil and criminal penalties have been implemented within the ordinance for those that fail to comply with the city’s regulations. This issue has raised concern throughout the city because those unaware of the need of a city permit may be held accountable for actions believed to be protected by the First Amendment.
The Main Street Church planned on passing out religious pamphlets to the public during the Open House of the Brigham City Latter day Saints Temple. The religious-themed literature made comparisons between the beliefs of the Main Street Church and those of the LDS Temple. The church was banned from circulating their pamphlets on the two public sidewalks most trafficked by those going and coming from the LDS Temple. Additionally, the Main Street Church has also moved for a temporary restraining order to prohibit the city from further restriction of the church’s...
Explain why conceptions civilrights or liberties (choose only one) which are supposed to be granted to all under the constitution, changed so greatly in the second half of the twentieth century. Make sure to discuss the court’s role in this shift.
A civilright is a right or privilege that represents protections by government power or things government must secure on behalf of its citizens. Examples of civilrights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civilrights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Various jurisdictions have enacted statues to prevent discrimination based on a person’s race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin, and sexual orientation. In American history, there are so many civilrights movements in the second half of the twentieth century and Congress enacted numerous civilrights statues. Many of these are still in force today and protect individuals from discrimination and from the deprivation of their...