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What is symbolic speech?

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Answered 2014-06-20 17:41:24

Symbolic spech: using a symbol or gesture to convey meaning, especially political meaning.

Symbolic speech is the expression of opinions or positions by means other than the spoken or written word. The First Amendment protects freedom of speech but not only in the spoken and written form. It protects symbolic speech as well. Burning flags and making certain hand gestures are some examples of symbolic speech.

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What is an example of symbolic speech?

Symbolic speech is an action conducted for the purpose of conveying a message. Symbolic speech is protected in the US. An example is flag burning.

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The burning of the flag is a symbolic speech such as in the Texas v. Johnson case.

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Expression of ideas by conduct rather than in speech or print is called what?

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What amendment protects symbolic speech?

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Is being gay symbolic speech?

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In whose symbolic shadow did dr martin Luther king give his speech I have a dream speech?

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What is the meaning of symbolic speech?

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