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Freedom of Expression Verses Social Responsibility

One of the many things that makes our country beautiful and diverse is the fact that our freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition are protected by the First Amendment. As our history tells us, we are not a nation of conformity. We can express our objection or satisfaction of any governing body, policy, religion, or movement.

While I ultimately feel fortunate for our unalienable rights, this idea is not a flawless one, in my opinion. A question that I have been chewing over this past week is, “if we can, does it mean that we should?” Let me elaborate. Continue reading


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