One last hope for America ….. Occupy Liberty
The views and opinions expressed in this video essay are those of the author (Jill Stein) and the party she representas and do not necessarily reflect Frederic Eger’s policies, opinions or positions on any of the subjects in content or form expressed in part or in full by Jill Stein. Examples of analysis performed within this video essay are based on verifiable and dated sources of information. Again, assumptions and conclusions made within this esay are only reflective of the position of Jill Stein and the US Green Party.
The fundamental principles of Freedom of Thought and Speech :
THE US BILL OF RIGHTS : Article 6: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated;(…) nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”
FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION codifies the freedom of speech as a constitutional right. The Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. The Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
INTERNATIONAL CONVENANT ON CIVIL & POLITICAL RIGHTS (Signed by the USA : 5 Oct 1977; Ratified by the USA: 8 June 1992.)
Article 18 : 1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
2. No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.
3. Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.
4. The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions.
Article 19 1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference. 2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice. 3. The exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary: (a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others; (b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.
Article 20 : 1. Any propaganda for war shall be prohibited by law. 2. Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law.
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 10 DEC. 1948
Article 18 : Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Article 19 Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Article 20 Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
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