Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition There are three main reasons why we have or need our Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. First, the 1st Amendment gives us our independence. Second, it also gives us the right to express ourselves. Last but not least, it allows people to express themselves without constraint by the government. The 1st Amendment is a very essential freedom that everyone should be entitled to.
Civil liberties and civil rights are some of the most controversial issues within today’s society and government. The debates upon these liberties and rights are paramount. Topics such as the infringement of government upon these rights, through laws and such, and even the infringement of society upon them, through the sentiments of equality that the people hold, seem to take center stage whenever they are discussed. This controversy stems from the Constitution’s Bill of Rights and its ambiguity upon the fourteenth amendment and how it should apply and grow with society. In my opinion, I feel that civil liberties and civil rights are crucial to our country as a whole, but to address them here, in their entirety, would be impossible and overall useless.
Not only is it essential for the individuals in society but society as a whole. Because of freedom of speech development in society has occurred since challenging past beliefs and proving our own beliefs have caused for revolutionary inventions and changes in the world. Regardless of authority, everyone is allowed to speak for themselves – with the rule that their methods of getting their points across are kept civil. This is additionally proven in The Agenda, were the lawyers were brought in to discuss their opinions, much like Mark Steyn was allowed to voice his own. It proves that there is equality in freedom of speech between every individual, however, the freedom of speech cannot overrule the safety and security of society, which is were regulations on what is said and how comes into order.
Since democracy was established in many countries to provide safety and rights, freedom of speech has been one of the most important rights in any constitution. Freedom of speech constitutes a human right that all people should have and one that must be respected. As a person it is our right to express our opinions, write, publish or communicate, and such expressions must be, if not shared, respected. Different countries have certain level of tolerance at the moment of executing this right. Sometimes freedom of speech can become more harmful than helpful.
These rights helped make America what it is today. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom to Bear Arms was granted to the people because in England they were restricted for the colonies. These rights are what ended slavery, gave women the right to vote, ended segregation in the United States, and were the implied protection that the founding fathers put in the constitution to destroy any oppression attacking these rights of individuals. Individual rights were given to the people so that governmental control and leadership is not up to one person and up to who is worthy of the people. The people’s right to an opinion and the ability to express that opinion has been major in the development of our county today.
Assignment One As American citizens we have rights that are protected by the Constitution, but we also have the right to be free. Civil liberties and civil rights sound very similar but effect us in different ways. Civil rights are the right we have to be free and more specifically free from discrimination based on our race, gender or disability while civil liberties are the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the constitution and the Bill of Rights (Civil Liberties). Both mean something different but both are equally important to the function of our society. It’s important to understand both the differences and similarities between civil liberties and civil rights.
"We need to have intelligence. We need to find people who want to do us great harm. But we also have to appreciate that we are American citizens and that we have privacy" (Jason Noble). This kind of issue dates back to our very forefathers. Though the Bill of Rights clearly states freedoms like speech and press, privacy is an implied right also.
Nielsen explains, “’Rights’ are said to apply equally to everyone, they are ‘neutral,’ and are backed by the legitimate authority of law and the state,” and that “Rights are often thought of as naturally inhering in persons” (66, 68). Because many minority groups view rights as inalienable, absolute, and supported by the government, they... ... middle of paper ... ...ermining the very ideal that rights seem to stand for. The inconsistency between expectations and individuals’ lived experiences seems to show that rights and the jury system are fundamental to our democratic society, but only when the government feels they should be so. Works Cited MLA Citation Dooley, Laura Gaston. “Our Juries, Our Selves: The Power, Perception and Politics of the Civil Jury.” Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process.
And most importantly it is vital to the life of people because it gives them the right to practice their faith, culture, language and so on. When we talk about freedom we must understand that there is a lot to talk about to this matter. As I begin I would like to highlight how freedom is very important to all aspects of life because historically man has been fighting for his rights ever since he felt he was being not given it or being deprived off it as we can take examples of how western civilization assured to their citizens that they will be given full rights where as their occupation of other countries was the opposite. And so everyone has a right to live, liberty and justice we cannot just deprive any one of their rights just because they are not a part of the society as a total freedom would me... ... middle of paper ... ...hts but rather a way of helping the society which can make a better future and tomorrow who knows we might be stopping a disease curing genius or maybe someone special who is true to his words so everyone must be given equal rights in order for our humanity to prevail and we must not forget that we are all human beings and we wouldn’t find it appealing to be discriminated from our beliefs just because you or the other person don’t approve of it. References http://www.englishforums.com/English/FreedomEssay/xgrvc/post.htm http://moraloutrage.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/facts-about-libya-under-gaddafi-that-you-probably-did-not-know/ http://www.studymode.com/essays/Definition-Of-Freedom-286753.html http://depts.alverno.edu/dgp/GEC/Types%20of%20Government.html http://www.freedomforum.org/packages/first/curricula/educationforfreedom/supportpages/L04-LimitsFreedomSpeech.htm
2014330088 CLASS F 7 TUE A2 Freedom to be Unrestricted Freedom of speech is one of democracy’s pillars. Most democratic countries all over the world, also protect their citizens’ freedom of speech in their own ways. Should freedom of speech be restricted? Or does it only need to be protected? I personally believe that in a democratic country, freedom of speech should not be limited in any way.