Freedom of Speech on College Campuses Analytical Essay by JPWrite

Freedom of Speech on College Campuses
An essay looking at how the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City and the Patriot Act have impacted free speech on college campuses.
# 67631 | 1,484 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper argues that the September 11th terrorist attack on New York City and the resulting Patriot Act have resulted in severe limitations on free speech, particularly on college campuses. The paper argues that civil liberties are being ominously curtailed as a result of the Patriot Act and that free speech is in danger of being overrun by fear mongers, both in university administrations and in our federal and state governments.

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"The pamphlet extolling the college of your choice proudly pro-claims: We want to expand your horizons and let your mind grow. You go to college to learn and study and grow up. You also are supposed to have a chance to speak your mind, without parent or guardian hovering, and without a college guidance counselor making sure everything you say is politically correct. Well, today's college campuses offer little that is truly free- including free speech. Yes, it's guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. But, there are now limits, thanks to 9/11 and the Patriot Act."

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