Rights: Mitt Romney and Public College Tuitions Essay example

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“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law.” We have our own right to say or not to say anything we like to whomever with no obligations. There is nothing that can be done or said to make anyone say something they might be hiding without illegal activity taking place. Having the freedom of speech in society can be a positive and or a negative depending on who, what, or where anything can be said or kept from someone. “In the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized” (Orwell, 3). Because we choose not to say anything that could get us into trouble with authorities, we keep it to ourselves for our own protection.
One way we hide information for our protection is when we try to keep peace or to keep ourselves out of trouble with anyone. For instance, when someone is arrested for any cause, they don’t provide any information to the authorities that they think will get themselves into deeper trouble until they have an attorney present with them. Former presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, said, “Don’t just go to the one that has the highest price. Go to one that has a little lower price where you can get a good education. And, hopefully, you’ll find that. And don’t expect the government to forgive the debt that you take on” (Krugman), to a high school senior that was worrying about college expenses. And if Romney had not said that with that type of wording, knowing the public would’ve seen it eventually, he could’ve been way closer to winning the 2012 presidential election against Barack Obama. “Inflation-adjusted tuition at public four-year colleges has risen by more than 70 percent over the past decade. So good luck on finding that college ‘that has a little lower price’” (Krugman). Because of these statistics on public college tuitions, Romney’s statement, once again, made him look bad to some people that could’ve possibly changed their thoughts on who to vote for.
Even with all the technology we have in today’s society, being able to protect our freedom of speech, and to keep information hidden from people you don’t want to see it, has become more difficult with all of the [technology’s] advances. Due to this increase in difficulty of keeping ourselves protected, more and more information that should not be…