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The First Amendment says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.
These articles mainly show concerning trends abridging our rights.

Duke Student Columnist: America’s First Amendment ‘Obsession’ Is ‘Expression Of White Supremacy’

Apparently unaware of the irony of using a newspaper column to call for restrictions on free speech, Carpenter argued that Americans give too much deference to the First Amendment and should focus more on censoring violent speech.

Free speech, Black lives and white fragility

As I write my first column, I am thinking a lot about speech. I am thinking about how an urgent and overdue conversation about racism—on our campus and across our country—has been derailed by a diversionary and duplicitous obsession with the First …
The Badger Herald

Upholding a legacy: The clash over free speech at UW

Retired UW political science professor Donald Downs, a free speech advocate who helped form the resolution, said the statement was modeled after a University of Chicago statement supporting free speech. Regent Rebecca Millner said December’s …
The Elkhart Truth

Inside the First Amendment: Blue collar free speech at risk

11 was raised by 10 conservative California teachers who argued that even having to pay dues in support of collective bargaining against their will was a violation of their First Amendment free speech rights – advancing the idea that having the right
The Guardian

I want my university to debate ideas, not gag free speech

Culture wars are now sweeping our universities. From the eroded statue of Cecil Rhodes in Oxford to the attempted no-platforming of Germaine Greer at Cardiff, from the arguments over “safe spaces” to transgender rights and free speech for militant

When Free Speech Becomes Dangerous

This is the first article in a three-part series on Dangerous Speech. The next two articles will be published later this week.
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