Freedom of expression in a society

Since ancient times, man has attached great importance to his fundamental right of expression. He regarded this right as his proud possession. He defended this right with all his might. If necessary, he even laid down his life to uphold this precious right. History is replete with examples of thousands of men, women, intellectuals, philosophers, artists, writers, politicians, etc, having fought and sacrificed their lives for the sake of this freedom.

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Freedom of expression is crucial to any democracy. To begin with, government make laws base on the constitution of a country. In a free society before laws are made, legislation are examine by those who are in agreement and those opposing. In this case everyone has a say, so it is very difficult for any leader to take advantage of the system. Furthermore, individuals feel safe and valuable in a free country when they are allow to express their feelings by voting during general elections, and even when making community decisions. Trying to remove or reduce this democratic right can cause protest and even riots.


On the the other hand, some people argues that if critical decisions are to be made base on how everyone feels, the country will remain stagnant to change because we cannot please everyone at the same time. They argues further by stating that only some social changes should include the population opinion for instance health and education, whereas matters of national security should always remain unclassified.

To summarize a balance needs to be maintained to create stability in the society.


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