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When you get very angry at someone do you ever say things that youtruly dont mean For example say your best friend stole your boyfriend fromyou A couple days later you wrote a note to one of your other friends andsaid I hate Christi so much I just want to kill her and a teacher interceptedit and read it She then sent you to the office and you got in tons of trouble How would you react to this situation Would you get angry that you got introuble for something you didnt really mean You have the freedom ofspeech or so you thought the First Amendment guarantees US citizens theright to freedom of speech freedom of the press freedom of religion and thefreedom to assemble and petition against the government However theserights are not absolute When these rights are pushed to the limit and begin tointerfere with other peoples First Amendment thats when these rights are nolonger absolute Nine students from a Miami Florida high school werearrested for distributing copies of an underground pamphlet called The FirstAmendment on the high schools grounds The pamphlet containedprofanity graphical sexual references and racial and ethnic slurs The policewere notified after the principal of the school Timothy Dawson got a hold ofthe pamphlet He was shocked and scared to see a cartoon picture of himselfwith a dart through his head and there was an article that talked about what itwould be like if the students were to kill him Should the First Amendmentprotect students who use profanity ethnic and racial slurs while at school Should school officials be allowed to censor student writings and speech Should school officials be responsible for differentiating between real threatsThe First Amendment should protect teenagers who use profanity atschool because high school students sometimes need to use a few swearwords here and there to express how they are feeling Racial and Ethnic slursshould be prohibited from schools School is a place were students shouldfeel
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