Advantages & Disadvantages of Public Order & Individual Rights

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Individual Rights and Public Order
What are our individual rights and what is the meaning of public order advocates, and how can the advantages and disadvantages that are held in response to those rights be understood? Our individual rights are our moral principles sanctioning a man’s freedom of action in a social context. To live rationally by one’s reason in society, man needs only one thing from his fellow men; freedom of action. He requires rights to those actions necessary to support his own life, the most fundamental right being the right to life from which all other rights, including the right to liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness derive. (Retrieved October 9, 2008 from
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The disadvantage to this right is that the trial is public and sometimes the public can get the wrong information and prosecute an innocent person. For example, when a trial becomes famous, the media gives it a great deal of publicity that the jury may have already received facts from them and, this can intervene with the trial and with the real facts and evidence presented by the prosecutors and defense teams. The second amendment states “the right of the people to bear arms” (2006) meaning that the individual has the right to own a weapon. The drawback to this amendment is that anyone can own a weapon. This amendment was written for the people to have a weapon to protect oneself from harm but, some take it farther and they use that weapon to do harm to others. The individual rights that are allowed today vary and, every individual has their own understanding of the disadvantages and advantages but it is important that they are examined thoroughly. Public order also exists, and has advantages within it as well.
Some people don’t realize exactly how much public order advocates have to do with everyday life. As stated in Public Advocates (2008) “Public Advocates challenge the systemic causes of poverty and discrimination by defending and expanding civil rights through advocacy, litigation, and partnership with low-income communities, people of color, and immigrants.”
The main advantage of public order is that when people face a problem or prejudice for any

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