Compare And Contrast The American Rights And The Texas Bill Of Rights

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The Texas Bill of Rights is significantly more specific than the American Bill of Rights. It is less vague and allows less room for interruption. It gives defined examples and conditions for each section. Look at Article 1 Section 11a, it explicitly defines what constitutes a violent offense and what constitutes a sexual offense. The Texas Bill of Rights also expands on certain things mentioned in the American Bill of Rights. The fifth, sixth, and eight amendments in the constitution discuss criminal prosecutions and what is fair and what is not. Rights included are a speedy trial, no jeopardy, and no excessive bail. In the Texas Bill of Rights, there are various sections discussing the process of the courts and rights given to defendants. …show more content…
The United States Bill of Rights consists of 10 amendments while the Texas Bill of Rights consists of 33 sections. A good portion of Rights given by the Texas Bill of Rights are implied rights included in the United States Bill of Rights. A good number of the rights in regards to religion, court processes, and speech are implied in the United States Bill of Rights, but they are strongly discussed in the Texas Bill of Rights. Speech is mentioned in the first amendment, but its meaning and restrictions are all implied. The religion and court processes examples are referred to in the previous paragraph. Section 8 of the Texas Bill of Rights directly defines the meaning of freedom of speech and its restrictions. The Texas Bill of Rights includes rights not mentioned in the United States Bill of Rights. Section one and two of the Texas Bill of Rights talks about the sovereignty and political power of the state of Texas. The United States Bill of Rights does not include anything about themselves as a country or their political power as a Republic. Section 32 of the Texas Bill of Rights talks about the definition of marriage while the United States Bill of Rights make no mention of marriage. Section 33 of the Texas Bill of Rights defines a public beach and who can access them. These are examples of the tenth amendment as Texas is demonstrating their reserved powers. The

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