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    The question of the constitutionality of prayer in our public schools and public school system has been an ongoing controversy for the past three decades. There is only one way to end the controversy, and it is pertinent to the well being of our youth and our nation. We must keep church and state forever separate. Any form of prayer in the public school system is an explicit violation of the first amendment, is coercive, and harmful to not only our nations children, but to the nation itself. The

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    The Constitutionality of the NSA

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    The constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s methods in surveilling American citizens has been called into question. This agency operates partially in secret making it difficult to question some of its methods. However, some methods have been revealed to the American public. Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA has ordered Verizon and other companies as well, to relinquish the metadata the company has on its customers. This metadata contained documented files on “phone numbers, duration

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    Constitutionality of Drug Tests

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    Should citizens receiving welfare be tested for drugs before being able to receive the aid they “need”? One major problem with drug testing people who collect welfare is if it is worth the effort. Large amounts of money are needed to put people through these tests, and they may not be worth it. Some people argue that the money used to drug test recipients is higher than the amount saved by not giving out the money for welfare. One final argument is the fact of drug tests being legal and constitutional

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    The Constitutionality of the Patriot Act

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    Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Americans fear that another attack is imminent. To ease these fears, lawmakers created the USA Patriot Act which stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. This lengthy bill allows the justice department a great deal of power in criminal cases especially in those dealing with terrorism. While, according to lawmakers, the Patriot Act is aimed at ending terrorism, it is

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    Gay Marriage and Its Constitutionality The problem with the issue of gay marriage is being faced across the country. This issue has grown in popularity as we have progressed through our stages of taboo to acceptance of gays and their lifestyle. The media and remodels have expressed their acceptance of the issue by exploring the lifestyle and publicizing it. Now California has moved to the forefront of modern attempts to eliminate the codified restrictions on their life. With a high gay population

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    (Cawley, Kiss, Boyd, Ball) This allows the surveillance programs to build a profile for each person on who talks to who, who knows who, and even see where people are at times. (Cawley, Kiss, Boyd, Ball) These details have risen questions about the constitutionality of these surveillance programs; is the NSA violating our constitutional rights? Taking the surveillances’ program description into consideration; I must argue that these surveillance programs are violating Americans’ constitutional rights. Freedom

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    Constitutionality of Assault Rifles

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    Thomas Jefferson once said “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” In 1791 The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were ratified and became the law of the land. The Bill of

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    On September 9, 1993 a seventeen year old boy, Christopher Simmons, and his a few of his friends met up to discuss and devise a plan to commit a robbery and maybe even a murder, just for fun. Simmons’ plan was not complicated: find someone to burglarize, tie up the victim and either leave the victim tied to a tree or push them off a bridge. Simmons and his accomplice went through a window that was slightly cracked and proceeded into the bedroom of Mrs. Crook. The two teenagers tried the woman up

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    In order to reduce the astonishing number of hate crimes in the United States, the Federal Government should restrict hate speech, and the expressions of hateful ideas, in all its forms, in all places, both public and private. However, it is imperative that hate speech be defined first. Contrary to some opinions, it is possible to accurately define hate speech, because hate speech does not actually have many elusive forms. Hate speech includes fighting words as defined in Chaplinsky vs. New Hampshire

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    Currently, in the United States of America, thirty two states out of fifty have laws that permit the use of the death penalty. Fifty nine countries throughout the world have capital punishment alotted within their legal system. The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is reserved for murder and other most serious crimes. There are at least fourty one federal capital crimes classified in the United States, including genocide, espionage, and multiple forms of murder. It is important

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