Are the five freedoms given by the First Amendment Dystopia or Utopia?Freedom of speech,press,religion,petition and Assembly.Are they Utopia or Dystopia?Please state your reasons and surport them...

Are the five freedoms given by the First Amendment Dystopia or Utopia?

Freedom of speech,press,religion,petition and Assembly.Are they Utopia or Dystopia?Please state your reasons and surport them with real life examples if possible.Thanks

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I do not think these freedoms were intended to create a utopia, but there was a real intent to make people happier and protect them from abuses of power that they had been suffering under with the previous government when they were a colony.
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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Be sure that you understand the concepts of dystopia and utopia. A dystopian society would be one that is exemplified through poverty, squalor, disease, oppression of individuals, and etc. A utopian society would be founded on ideas of perfection.  So while the five freedoms mentioned in the Bill of Rights do not ensure a utopian society, they do move us closer to this idea and move us farther away from being a society of oppression of individuals.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Nothing in this world is utopia, but these freedoms bring us closer to utopia than to dystopia.  A dystopia is much more likely to arise when we have no freedoms.  Excessive freedom has its problems.  But the problems of having no freedoms are much worse.  I’d rather live with the problems of excessive freedoms (as in the US) than with repression such as that of the Taliban today or of various communist regimes.

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