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Is Censorship American Nothing is more un-American than violating the Constitution So how does it happen everyday in our country without even a blurb in the newspaper Freedom of speech and freedom of the press were granted to United States citizens when the Bill of Rights was amended to the Constitution in 1791 By adding this to our constitution it makes it illegal to restrict Americans from voicing their opinions Yet these rights are hindered and completely revoked constantly in our country With terms like radio edit and edited for television becoming part of our daily vocabulary Americans seem to neglect the injustice they stand for Even before Americans right to freedom of speech was established with the Bill of Rights it was already upheld in our colonial courts with important cases like that of John Petter Zenger The case of John Petter Zenger vs Governor William Cosby established freedom of speech in America before the United States of America was even established In 1743 prior to the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791 John Petter Zenger was charged with seditious libel for his publication of the New-York Weekly Journal Zenger had created the Journal a year earlier to voice opposition to the policies of the newly-appointed royal colonial Governor William Cosby After eight months in prison Zenger went to trial under the defense of Andrew Hamilton Zenger was released and all charges were dropped setting the precedent for cases of freedom of speech in America This was a monumental decision in the history of the United States Although the Bill of Rights established many of the freedoms that our country is based on it was not the end of Americans fight against censorship Americans are being put on trial every day for exercising their right to freedom of speech whether it is a trial held in the court room or the more common media trial Many times these
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