America: Freedom And Violence Essay

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America: Freedom and Violence
     Imagine the emotionless testimony of a violent youngster, who may not realize he is fingering an accomplice as he quickly excuses his violent act, ¡§Oh I don¡¦t know. I just saw it on TV.¡¨ Countless acts of senseless violence in the past few decades have led our society to believe that although freedom of speech is a trait that separates America from many other countries, it has also made us more brutal. Media outlets such as television, movies, and music have had a major impact on our nation. The outlets can allow us to be creative, make money, and have fun. The downside is when it leads to homicide, suicide, and other serious crimes. The best example of seeing the influence of
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The first amendment was produced because it was important to the people and our founding Fathers. Freedom of speech is the right to express ourselves, our thoughts, and our hopes without the need to receive permission from the government or another higher power. We have learned as a country to utilize the rights in as many ways as we can by stretching and wandering around the unclear boundaries this right has given us. The fact that these manipulations have led us to strength is inevitable, but what comes with this strength is the realization that we also can be affected negatively.
"Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes."           (Robert Francis Kennedy)

To be a country where freedom dominates our lives is accepting that the law will have less power. Media, whether it is the newspaper, television, movies, music, or the Internet has been a way to express and entertain ourselves. Our freedom of speech is regulated in some means because of profanity, pornography, and other extreme cases. We can still display a variety of violence through media. Studies show that in

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