Sunday, December 16, 2012

ROGATE 8: Thinking deeper about First Amendment rights

Religion. Speech. Press. Assembly. Petition.

What lingering questions do you have about the five freedoms? What are you still wondering? Think beyond the surface, and go deeper with your questioning. Avoid simple questions and answers.

For example, perhaps you're still thinking about Commonwealth v. Twitchell or the limits of free speech. Perhaps you want to know more about famous examples of young people exercising freedom of expression and/or having their rights violated or ignored. Maybe you want to look further into how art has been used as not only a means of expression, but protest. Please do not limit yourselves to my examples.

For this blog post, I would like you to ask and (attempt to) answer your own question. You do not need an actual, concrete answer (there may not be one), but you do need to do some research. Even though we studied America's First Amendment, feel free to expand your thinking and questioning outside of the United States. Write at least 3 paragraphs and include your sources via hyperlink or footnote. I look forward to reading your questions and thoughts! (We will work on this in class on Monday and Tuesday.)

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