A War of Words

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington The United States had Patrick Henry, India had Ghandi, and Scotland has…Shrek? “Shrek wants what the will of the Scottish people want,” stated Mike Myers, a native...

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Back in the U.S.S.R.

Back in the U.S.S.R.

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington With the world’s eyes on Russia these past couple of weeks during the Sochi Olympics, President Putin and the Russian government have come under fire for their...

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Free Speech Rights and Privileges

Free Speech Rights and Privileges

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington Ask any sassy third-grader if the First Amendment gives him the right to call his teacher names and refuse to do his homework, and he’ll tell you...

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Cautious Tweeting: The Censorship of Twitter

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington This past week, after seven years of private ownership, Twitter went public . The initial public offering of its stock was set at $26, however throughout the...

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A Rude Awakening: Free Speech and the Arab Spring

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington In December of 2010, the world watched as Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in response to the confiscation of his fruit cart by local police....

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A Primer To Free Speech in America

A Primer To Free Speech in America

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington The United States Bill of Rights lays out the protections American citizens have from the government. First and foremost is the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and...

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