Archive | 18/09/2012

Governing the Speech 02

The Supreme Court has also recognized that the government may prohibit some speech that may cause a breach of the peace or cause violence. For more on unprotected and less protected categories of speech see advocacy of illegal action, fighting words, commercial speech and obscenity. The right to free speech includes other mediums of expression that communicate […]

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Governing the tongue…

Cotton Mather, the famous 17th century Puritan minister from New England used to stutter in his early years and overcame this impediment to speech through a great deal of effort in his early twenties. When he discovered that his efforts had bore fruit and he no longer stuttered, he was exuberant. He had found the ‘freedom of […]

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