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Freedom of Speech under the Constitution

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      • From: "Revolution in America?" <US−Rev#2@xxxxxxxxxx>
      • Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 11:56:18 GMT

Freedom of Speech under the Constitution

Every person has the constitutional right to Freedom of Speech. This means
we can speak about any topic we like without fear of being harassed, jailed,
discriminated against or denied any constitutional rights. For example, if
someone sees a website he dislikes or is confusing, he can ignore that
website and go somewhere else. An individual doesn't have to read anything
he doesn't like or doesn't understand.

LAWS MUST BE OBEYED

The only topic a person does have to familiarize himself with is what the
law is. The law books are the only books a person must obey. If someone
doesn't like a certain law, he can work to help change that law, or he can
challenge it in court, but he still must obey that law until it is changed.

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE A TOPIC, OR TO IGNORE A TOPIC

Freedom of Speech means all kinds of topics, subjects and theories can be
discussed. If someone dislikes a particular topic, ignore it and not get
involved in it. What someone else likes may not be what you like. The same
is true with a topic you may like, a topic that isn't liked by someone else.
Another person has no right to tell you that topic is bad or challenge you
about a topic you like. He can go and get involved in a different topic he
likes.This is Freedom of Speech. We don't have to like or agree with
everything we see on the Internet. We ignore and avoid what we personally
disagree with or find confusing.

SOME SPEECH IS ILLEGAL

A few types of speech are illegal. It is illegal to personally harass
someone. To call names or mock on a person in public is illegal. This is
considered harassment and even stalking, if one person is trying to find
another person to harass or mock on.

DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER

To falsely accuse someone of being a criminal or committing a crime is
illegal. It is illegal to call someone a murderer or a child molester when


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that person did not commit such a crime. This is legally considered
"defamation of character" and can result in a civil lawsuit. A person making
such false statements can also be charged with "raising a false alarm" which
is a felony.

People who are considered "public figures", because they are talked about so
much already in the mainstream press, are often not protected by these same
"defamation of character" laws. Examples are people in the high salary range
like movie stars, corporate CEOs and public officials. This is because such
public figures have large public relations firms to protect them and make
large press releases to defend them. Regular citizens do not have public
relations firms, nor can they afford them. This is why regular citizens have
strong protections regarding defamation of character while public figures
often cannot sue.

ILLEGAL TO THREATEN TO HARM SOMEONE

It is illegal to threaten to harm or kill someone. This is not protected
speech under the Constitution. It is also illegal to speak about anyone's
medical records. These are protected under the Privacy Act. Freedom of
Speech allows us to talk about all kinds of topic, subjects and theories.
But we must be very careful when speaking about an individual person. While
our constitution guarantees us many freedoms, it also guarantees every
person good privacy, safety and freedom from harassment.

US MILITARY SWEARS ALLEGIANCE TO THE CONSTITUTION

Every member of the US military swears to defend the Constitution;

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United States Military Oath

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear
true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely,
without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well
and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to
enter. So help me God."

http://www.americandaily.com/article/2069
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Exercise your right to Freedom of Speech as guaranteed by the Constitution.

http://www.house.gov/Constitution/Constitution.html
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"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it

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is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new
Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its
powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their
Safety and Happiness. "

from; The Declaration of Independence

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/
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How Harassment Works

Young people sometimes have problems with harassment. This website explains
there is nothing to worry about. If a person harasses someone, the person
doing the harassing always harms his own situation more than the person he
is trying to harass.

http://fortresscastles.bravepages.com/sup/harassment.html
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