Talk:Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech
I invite all those interested to help me expand the page Freedom of speech. I've recently cleaned it up and re-ordered the quotes in chronological order. :) It's an extremely important topic to have a resource on for reference here on the Internet. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 21:12, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
Reasons for using chronological order
Reasons for using chronological order:
- Show evolution of theory and practice over time.
- Helps to show how past attitudes and writings impacted later viewpoints.
- Illustrates how Case law has influenced subsequent judicial decisions.
- Shows changing approaches to increasing ease of technology.
- Displays growing tolerance towards broader application of Freedom of speech standards over time.
- 1700s sub-section = directly shows how wording for First Amendment was drawn from earlier writings on same topic. This would not be shown without chronological order.
- 2000s sub-section = shows how views have evolved towards the Internet as a medium to express Freedom of speech.
- Even a dissenting opinion of a particular legal case may have significant later impact on future opinions.
- Individual authors can still easily be found using CTRL-F search function.
- Specific authors' quotes can also be found using separate author-pages on Wikiquote.