Tag Archives: First Amendment to the United States Constitution

this day in the yesteryear: Texas v. Johnson Decided (1989)


Texas v. Johnson Decided (1989)

Texas v. Johnson was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that invalidated prohibitions on desecrating the American flag. The opinion of the court came down as a controversial 5-4 decision, with the majority opinion written by William J. Brennan, Jr. In it, the Supreme Court answered the question of whether the desecration of an American flag, by burning or otherwise, is a form of speech protected under the First Amendment. What arguments did the justices make? More… Discuss

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quotation: James Madison


I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison (1751-1836) Discuss

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The Burning Question: Is freedom of speech equated with forced exposure and therefore adherence to speech?


The Burning Question: Is freedom of speech equated with forced exposure and therefore adherence to speech?

And furthermore acceptance of ideas and actions proclaimed by said speech?

Can any company force you to be associated with ideas and ideologies that are erroneous, by not providing a means to separate and insulate yourself from such ideas?

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