The Five Freedoms Network


The Network is an online community of educators, students and citizens who share a commitment to First Amendment freedoms, democratic schools, and the idea that children deserve to be seen and heard.

A virtual “public square” for the 21st century, the Network is made up of a growing list of members from different places, perspectives, and points of interest. Join us today!


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First Amendment News

Thomas again calls for overruling of Buckley v. Valeo

Justice Clarence Thomas asserts that giving money to a political campaign constitutes core political speech that's protected by the First Amendment.

50 years ago, Lenny Bruce’s arrest no joking matter

The freedom embodied in comedy is of serious importance — yet in America's past and around the world today, making jokes about certain subjects can land comedians in legal trouble.

‘Abracadabra!’ Judge says Teller’s trick is protected

'The mere fact that a dramatic work or pantomime includes a magic trick, or even that a particular illusion is its central feature, does not render it devoid' of protection, district judge writes.

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Freedom of Speech

Started by Cindy Robinson in General Jun 23, 2013. 0 Replies

Here is another poem I found in my Grandparent's journal. It shows me that Freedom of Speech is a cherished freedom that should be tempered with restraint until one is absolutely sure one is telling…Continue


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