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Functions of Government
1) Make and enforce laws 2) Insure safety and peace 3) Issue state administration
The 1st Amendment guarantees...
Freedom of speech, religion, press, peaceful assembly, right to petition the government
The 14th Amendment guarantees...
Due process (the right to a fair trial). Applies the Bill of Rights to the states. Applies the incorporation doctrine.
The 15th Amendment guarantees...
Voting rights can not be abridged based on race, color, or servitude
a process that extended the protections of the Bill of Rights against the actions of state and local governments
Four Pillars of the Green Party
Environmental Awareness, Non-violence, Grass Roots democracy, Social Justice
the legal constitutional protections against government. Although our civil liberties are formally set down in the bill of rights, the courts, police and legislatures define their meaning.
Schenck v. United States
Supreme court decides that any actions taken that present a "clear and present danger" to the public or government isn't allowed, this can limit free speech
Stromberg v. California
The States can not infringe on the first amendment right to freedom of speech and expression
United States v. O'Brien
The government had the right to regulate speech if: 1) It furthers an important government interest 2) The government interest is unrelated to suppression of freedom of speech 3) The restriction on the freedom is no greater necessary to the furtherance of the interest
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