Throughout world history, the word freedom has been constantly nagging at governments’ minds. What country wouldn’t want this wonderful sounding word to be how they define their country? However, freedom seems to be like sand, the more you tighten your hold, the more sand falls. The solution is to make this sand less gritty and more compact is by using correct government practices. Many governments have tried and failed to define freedom, through communism, monarchies, dictatorships, republics, and democracies. They have failed, and examples of this are Ancient Greek, the French, and the Chinese Red Guard.
Determinism and Compatibilism as Two Main Contemporary Positions in the Problem of Free Choice
The problem of free choice is in essence a fundamental question of whether we have the ability to make choices or not? Though the answer may seem simple at first glance, the answer is much more complicated than it may intuitively seem. To support this claim, although this problem can be traced back to the Greek and Roman era, today it remains in virtually the same state as it did back then, and is still without an adequate solution. Therefore,…...
Freedom of the press vs military censorship and propaganda
Freedom of the press vs. military censorship and propagandaDuring the 20th century the United States military was involved in many wars. All of our military conflict used censorship and propaganda to maintain morale for the conflicts. Through policies the government implemented prevented the press from publishing information that the military deemed threating to our nation security. They also controlled access by the press to information on or observation of military action. The public and newsmakers during wartime through censorship and…...
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Censorship in India: Movie Industry
Film censorship in India which is being acquired by The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which is a juristic film certification body under the ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India with the basic duty of control the public showing of films under the provision of the Cinematograph Act 1952. Censorship as transparent as it should be is never felt individually, it will always have a subject where the forces of religions, community and various groups…...
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Freedom of Expression and Rap Music
Rap music is an incredible form of expression and monetary American where students should be proud. Unfortunately, rap music is not accepted by many Americans as an art form, but as something bad that they want to disappear soon. One of the things that I would like to see happen in the world is that it shows that rap music is not a bad thing, it's not something like a story, it's a musical form that has been in the…...
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American Values of Freedom
America has always been as much an idea as a geographic place. The exact nature of that idea has varied from person to person and group to group, but the central tenant has been freedom. Freedom from the constraints of the old world, bound up in religious, political, social and economic repression, versus the apparent lack of boundaries, the initial absence of all these constraints, and the opportunity to be born again - to be anything you wanted to be…...
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Everyone Should Have the Right to Have Freedom
When you think of the word freedom many things are flying or spinning around your head. When you compare freedom to captivity, there is a huge gap of difference in between. Freedom is where you have color in your life. You live with your family and friends and have the right to speak up, with nothing holding you back. When you don’t have freedom you have no color in your life, it is so dark and cold. You are apart…...
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Freedom to Live Life
Being unable to move around in school, unable to walk up three simple steps to get to work, and live life to its fullest… result because the world was not necessarily designed to comply with the needs of physically disabled people. Most people have the ability to walk, run, and maneuver swiftly and easily. But for the many disabled people around the world, unfortunately, it is the exact opposite. Most of the handicap population is able to modify their personal…...
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Your Freedom, My Freedom, Our Freedom
In 1620, pilgrims from England boarded the Mayflower to come to America to have freedom.The freedom they wanted was the freedom of religion. One question asked by many Americans today is, “Even though we are stated as a free country, are we totally Free?” Three of the most effective tools for keeping freedom for our country are the legal system, Compromise, and the Bill of Rights. They help guarantee our freedom as a country. Benjamin Franklin was one of the…...
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Everyone has the Right to Freedom
The United States of America was established on the basis that all people are free to act, speak, and think how they choose. It has been a home and a place of refuge for many people of many different backgrounds to establish themselves and live as free members of society. But behind this façade of acceptance, the government hides the truth that freedom is nonexistent in the United States. So, when one actually examines freedom in a broader perspective its…...
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What Freedom Means for a Person?
Freedom is the chance to exercise one’s given rights, without infringing on the rights of others. However, freedom should be tempered by certain limitations in order to make sure a fair and just democracy. Freedom allows individuals independence, free speech, and therefore the freedom of selection. Freedom reveals independence when individuals are allowed to assume without certain governmental influences or forceful persuasion. Therefore, independence and freedom cooperate with each other. According to Encyclopedia Britannica stated that “Freedom is the state…...
What Mean Concept Freedom?
Freedom is a very broad concept, it can be viewed from different angles. This may be physical, spiritual, personal freedom, political freedom, or freedom of expression. In any case, the concept of freedom implies the absence of any pressure on a person, the ability to act according to one's own views and preferences. At all times, freedom was highly valued, people were eager for it, sometimes giving their own lives for the idea of freedom alone. Many wars and revolutions…...
Australian Media’s Fight for Press Freedom
Investigative journalism, powered by curiosity and a desire to uncover issues that are a matter of interest for the general public should not be a crime. In July 2017, ABC journalists Dan Oakes and Sam Clark published a series of articles titled the Afghan Files which gave an unprecedented insight into the way the elite special forces operated in Afghanistan. This specifically revealed how the government had covered up incidents where these forces had killed civilians including children as young…...
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How to Get a Stress Free Financial Life?
In our 21st century world, it’s not astonishing to have a debt. We are constantly submerged in EMIs, credit card and bank loans. Taking loans is not a sin but your approach towards paying off the debts really matter. Because let’s admit, debts haunt us forever. Life is full of stress. Why increase another pressure! In this article we will provide you some pro tips to change your approach to debts so that you can lead a debt free happy…...
Become Financially Free, See a Path to Fulfillment
Each one carries with it the will to acquire different projects, each one sees different perspectives for his future, but to tell the truth, no matter what determines them, the latter can be made possible only through the money and even more of a financial freedom. When we sometimes have to glimpse another scheme than that of the classic metro-work-sleep, we finally forget that it is quite possible to become financially free ... Return on an adventure that you should…...
Individuality, Conformity and Freedom in Mass Society
The dictionary describes conformity as a harmony of the established practice. In other words, conform simply means to change one’s thoughts in order to comply with rules or general customs. Altering our behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs to match people around us and adjusting one’s behavior to coincide with a group standard. People tend to conform for countless reasons. They may want to belong to a particular group or may feel the need to conform because of a lack of self-confidence…...
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Learning to Read and Write: Frederick Douglass’s Journey to Freedom
In “Learning to Read” Frederick Douglass recounts how he came to read and write under internal and external challenges. Douglass also shows the effect that reading and writing bestowed upon him. By recounting his difficult self-educating experience, Douglass exposes how the slavery system ruins both the slaves and slaveholders. Not only does slavery destroy the dignity and right that slaves could access to knowledge it also takes away the conscience of the slaveholders. In “Learning to Read” Frederick Douglass recounts…...
The Importance of Risk Taking in Everyday Life
Explain ways in which risk is an integral part of everyday life Every day people take risks, risks are an accepted part of everyday life. Travelling on holiday Catching the bus Driving Smoking Under-training and over-training Mixing alcohol with energy drinks Walking to the shop Risks are associated with our: Wellbeing Employment Health Education Safety Security Using equipment and resources Individuals that are disabled or older are usually the ones discouraged from taking risks within employment, financial and daily living…...
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The Values of American Dream Still Alive Forever
My Great Grandparents, Grandparents, and Parents all had the American dream. Work hard, get a good job, start a family, and buy a house. Buying a house is the picture you envision when you think about the American dream. Most Americans had the determination and vision for success. They had the belief that anything can be achieved in America and success meant a new home. The white picket fence is what the American dream is known for and in 2008…...
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The Idea of Freedom in American History
The star-spangled banner, the national anthem, and the pledge of allegiance, all of which are symbols of American pride. When asked what an American is there are many different ways that people can describe it. Because of this, it would be almost impossible to truly define what an American is. However, it would be much easier what America isn’t. Contrary to popular belief, America isn’t as free as some choose to believe. Even though there are many places that do…...
With Four Freedoms, Four Responsibilities
How you ever thought about the meaning of freedom? Freedom cannot be described in simple words, because this term contains many deep meanings. It does not have a common definition. Different people understand it in different ways. Freedom means more than simply “free” to do whatever I want. Freedom can be viewed in many ways. Freedom for me is the right to express myself in any way I choose. It also means having liberty and independence of your own actions.…...
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Will Durant’s ‘Freedom of Worship’
Freedom of worship is one of the four freedoms which talks about the rights of every individual to worship God in his own way. This essay was published on February 27th, 1943 and it was written by Will Durant who was then an American writer, philosopher, and historian. The most amazing thing about the essay is that it actually talks about what was in a painting. The painting by Norman Rockwell depicted the freedom of worship. Norman Rockwell was deeply…...
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Religious Freedom Up To 1877
“The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that everyone in the United States has the right to practice his or her own religion, or no religion at all” (ACLU). Our highest law is the U.S Constitution which contains some amendments, the first Ten Amendments go by the Bill Of Rights. The Bill Of Rights which protects us from the government being able to take away our speech, protest, assembly, due process, religion and many more, this applies to the…...
The Meaning of Freedom
Freedom, is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. When referring to freedom, I often associate the word with independence, privilege, liberty, individualism. Freedom is the ability to choose but also respecting others and the law. Freedom has a different meaning to everyone because we all perceive it differently due to age, culture, and experiences making it hard to find a clear concise definition. First, independence is granted with freedom when…...
Ways to Achieve Financial Freedom by Attracting Money
In the present financial fiasco where almost every developed nation is becoming a prey to the ever increasing hunger of debts and deficiencies, we all have some right to engage our knowledge and wisdom to gather money through our financial intelligence. The words like , debt consolidation and credit card counseling, are nevertheless trying to cure us from our debts and its injuries, but what about completely escaping its blows with the help of some diplomatic and calculated money-making decisions!…...
I want more freedom, but not too much
These are the consequences of Muslim parents being to restrictive on their children, as their children can't be open with their parents and discuss real important issues in society, in which can benefit them in the future. Therefore the school teachers believe "that the girls' reticence and submissiveness was the consequence of lack of freedom". Basit, T (1997). Some Muslim parents gave their children some sort of freedom; however it was controlled, because whenever they could go out, the…...
How does Twain deal with the issue of Jim’s freedom?
Mark Twain or Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in the south of America in 1835. The south of America was, at this time pro slavery. As such one would expect a biased and slanted view on one of the main themes of the book Huckleberry Finn - race. However close analysis reveals otherwise. The issue I will be looking at is that of Jim's freedom and the way in which Twain shows that he possibly does not take the expected…...
Different concepts of freedom
Introduction Freedom means different things to different people and it is a concept that has been debated by great thinkers, politicians and writers throughout history. It is hard to pinpoint an exact value of the word "freedom" simply because the concept relies ultimately on your stance and outlook. To me, freedom is a utopian ideal of a perfect state of being where one is free from coercion and restraint and everyone can do as they please so long as they…...
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Why Personal Freedom is So Difficult to Attain in Billy Elliot and Funny Boy?
Personal freedom is the confidence in oneself to ignore negative societal and familial influences in order to become an individual solely based on personal ethics and beliefs. Unfortunately, personal freedom has nearly become an extinct virtue in human beings as we are constantly being manipulated and influenced to believe what others believe. Every human has been created different and possesses unique characteristics; therefore one shouldn't try to force or try to become someone that one wasn't meant to become. The…...
Investment Freedom Index
In fact, RA has signed 21 bilateral agreements with different countries. However, these agreements are not yet performing. Further establishments of Trade Representations in European Union, United States as well as Russia will definitely contribute to trade-economic relationship as well as investment process development between Armenia and other countries. However, Armenia's Investment Freedom Index is calculated 75. 0 in 20102. Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country's investment regime.…...
Freedom Writer Diary
Nang Kho 11/04/2011 "FREEDOM WRITER" Movie Summary The Freedom Writer Diary is based on a true story of an English teacher Erin Gruwell and her first teaching in Long Beach, CA. She was working with students other teachers calls them "unteachable. " The teachers there was being stereotypical and believe the students in room 203 didn't have a chance to graduate. The students were convinced that they had nothing to learn from a white woman who had never experience firsthand…...
Freedom is not the lack of constraint, but the exercise of responsibility
Freedom can be described in a number of different ways and there are also many different types of freedom. The title "Freedom is not the lack of constraint, but the exercise of responsibility," asks you if freedom is having the ability to do anything that you wish or having the control and responsibility of the world around them so that you feel no need for freedom because you are in control and you are the dictator. The description of freedom…...
Frederick Douglass’ Dream for Freedom
This paper traces the life of the black abolitionist activist Frederick Douglass.Frederick Douglass' Dream for Equality Abolition stopped Frederick Douglass dead in his tracks and forced him to reinvent himself. He learned the hard central truth about abolition. Once he learned what that truth was, he was compelled to tell it in his speeches and writings even if it meant giving away the most secret truth about himself. From then on, he accepted abolition for what it was and rode…...
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Teenagers Should Be Given Freedom and Ruels
A discussion of rules and other boundaries that parents set for their teenage children Many Parents set up rules, and other boundaries in which their teens must follow. These rules are usually placed over their teens to control, protect, and teach their teen. Even though most parents mean well, and some rules are necessary it's easy to overwhelm teens with regulations. First of all teens are not going to follow all of the rules, and secondly there are some things…...
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Compare and Contrast the Representation of the Figure of the Slave, and of the Theme of Freedom, in Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
Compare and contrast the representation of the figure of the slave, and of the theme of freedom, in Douglass’s “Narrative” and Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. The two novels that I am studying are “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, and “The Narrative of Frederick Douglass – Written by Himself”. Both these texts give us an insight into the life of slavery and the societal beliefs of the South in America in the nineteenth century. The theme of…...
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“We Should Cherish Our Children’s Freedom to Think”
This paper discusses this article by Kie Ho suggesting that American education is the best in the world This essay is about the article called "We Should Cherish Our Children's Freedom to Think." It was written by Kie Ho, a business executive who was born and raised in Indonesia. Ho writes this article about why he thinks that American education is, in many ways better than any other in the world. He raises the question, "If American education is so…...
My Beautiful Launderette: Omar and Jonny’s Struggle for Freedom
After watching “My Beautiful Laundrette”, I feel disappointed with conformist ideas of Britain’s society in 1980s. The film shows a love affair between English men that are different race, class, politics and ethnicity. Johnny and Omar sincerely struggle to form their personal identity under the control of Britain’s social sigma’s and relatives. Both Boys give up their freedoms as young adults to reach a desirable utopian lifestyle in their future. Johnny and Omar are non –conformist individuals, who believe they…...
Achieving Freedom by Writing
First of all, what is writing? Writing is a way to express something we have to say using a textual medium by using a paper and a pen. It is also a peaceful way to express our feelings because it does not bring harm to ourselves and to everyone around us. I have once watched the movie entitled “Freedom Writers”. The Freedom Writers is a true story film which is about a teacher named Ms. Gruwell who tries to make…...
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5 Lessons About Taking Risks From the Works of Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl, the and author of indelible children's classics such as and , would have turned 100 this year. Dahl is best remembered for his keen understanding of the vibrant inner lives of kids. His protagonists were brave and resourceful -- creative problem solvers who went on simultaneously terrifying and enchanting adventures.Dahl lost his dad and sister when he was very young and spent his formative years at austere boarding schools. Before he began his celebrated writing career, he was…...
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Taking Risks Every Day
Everyone experiences risk every day and have the rights and can make their own decisions regarding risks, service users should partake in activities and the carers, duty of care. Service users are encouraged to increase their independents' is hard to prevent risk completely trying to minimise and being prepared for risk by preventing action. Sometimes people need to take risks to achieve their goals or to prove to themselves that they are able to achieve thing what they want. People…...
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Oppression and Freedom of Frederick Douglass
Slavery was a major issue that led to the oppression and death of millions of African Americans between the years 1619 and 1865. Oppression is when a certain group of people believes themselves to be superior to another, so they use a series of different forms of oppression, being physical, intellectual, and psychological to take advantage of and rule over the other people. After many generations of slaves being born into slavery and the slave-owners continuously punishing them, a culture…...
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Government Types Suggesting Freedom
A democracy is a government type in which all eligible people of the state are allowed to vote, and have a say in government matters. The Greeks said that their democracy way of government helped protect the rights of “everybody”, and therefore, it was freedom. But by “everybody”, they meant the free men. As stated in the Athenian Constitution, men had to be voted into the office of a free man, and the vote wasn’t always a fair vote, skewing the rest of their life. Women, servants, slaves, and children had no rights. Obviously, this isn’t freedom for everybody. Some may argue that this is a true democracy because you still get a say in politics, and therefore, gives rights and freedom to all the members of the state. But when 12% of the Greeks are voting, tell me how that is freedom. Just because it’s a democracy, doesn’t mean it’s freedom.
Freedom Issues in French Revolution
Greeks weren’t the only societies using freedom as an excuse for bad government decisions. During the French revolution, many different government types happened such as monarchy, dictatorship, republic. The whole reason why they had this cycle of government switches was because each ruler had a different idea of freedom, and within their different ideas, all of them had themselves in the picture. The main rulers of the french revolution were Robespierre, Napoleon, King Louis XVI, and a group of constitutional monarchists. King Louis XVI, was the first ruler of France in this equation. He was a man who mostly feared for himself, and didn’t notice the people’s freedom unless it affected his own. Because he was such a fearful man, he got a bunch of his friends together, and started a counsel. This made a lot of the lower classes feel left out, and like they didn’t have a say in politics. Soon, a group was formed, they called themselves constitutional monarchists. They made an oath to get a constitution for France, and they weren’t big fans of the king. The king soon fell, and France fell into chaos until one man would save the day.
Robespierre believed in a republic government type. And what do you know, his idea of freedom was different from the kings, but still had one common factor, himself. Robespierre thought that anything remotely close to the king’s rule was not in any way happiness or freedom. So the Reign of Terror began. Robespierre got rid of anything that brought back the old ways. Religion, lifestyle, and France altogether was changed, and public executions happened daily. Robespierre was arrested, and after trying to commit suicide, and was killed at the very guillotine that he had used to kill so many others.
Eventually, Napoleon stepped into the picture, leading France into a dictatorship. Napoleon believed that he could be the one to help save France from the state it had been in. Once again, he thought that he was the bringer of freedom and that freedom could only be achieved under his circumstances. He was eventually shipped to an island where he would ever escape, and lead France back into trouble. At the end of all the slaughter, changing, and different government types, France went back to an absolute monarchy.
Emperor Mao and the Red Guard
After all the French had gone through, you would think that anything could be that bad, however as new ideas were formed, other countries once again defined freedom wrongly. Communism was a fire that spread quickly, all the way to China. One example of communism is Emperor Mao and the Red Guard. Emperor Mao used communism as an excuse to have the rising generation be good friends with him. How Mao abused freedom, like the Greeks, he only granted some people freedom, and like the french rulers, his motives were only himself. ccc If you were caught without a red book, or not quoting and reading on, it was a sign of divergence from the emperor. Propaganda was used to inspire the Red Guard, and help keep the adults in check. He was having his freedom at the expense of everyone else. While those who worked hard to earn a living and grow up, Mao invited those with less experience to be the leaders. He created the Redguard to do his dirty work, and eventually, turn on their parents. In this communist society, he was changing everything that had happened in the past, and was making his freedom possible at the expense of others.
Why Freedom Is Not Easy to Catch
In conclusion, and in plain sight, freedom is not easy to catch. Many governments have tried and failed to define freedom, through communism, monarchies, dictatorships, republics, and democracies. The truth is, the more we split up and divide ourselves from one another through government changes, the farther we will get from freedom. According to the Cambridge dictionary, “the condition or right of being able or allowed to do, say, think, etc. whatever you want to, without being controlled or limited” ” Freedom can’t be forced, it must be chosen by the people. Government can’t make this change come to pass, or the sand will just keep slipping through their fingers. People need to use the water to help weigh the sand down, and keep it from slipping out. In other words. A government needs people willing to have their freedom, and people need a government willing to give them their divine rights. There are many countries with freedom now, and they have some of the said government types. This proves that the government affects your freedom both positively and negatively. While it is true that governments can positively affect freedom, when they play with people’s rights it becomes a free government, not a free people.