How did antiwar protest during the Vietnam Era illustrate American democratic values?

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One of the most important values in a democracy is the value of freedom of expression.  People in a democracy must be free to say whatever they want, especially when it comes to political issues.

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One of the most important values in a democracy is the value of freedom of expression.  People in a democracy must be free to say whatever they want, especially when it comes to political issues.

The antiwar protests from the Vietnam Era illustrated that the United States is/was willing to stick to those democratic values even when it might be nicer if we didn't.  Our government allowed people to march in protest of one of the major policies that that government was pursuing during those days.  If a democracy can allow people to protest important policies like that, it is truly committed to the idea of free speech.

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