Freedom Of Expression And Rights Essay

782 Words Dec 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Civil liberties and rights that us Americans inherit as people are not granted. Civil rights are the guarantees of equal opportunities, privileges, and treatment, the civil liberties are individual rights and freedoms that government is obligated to protect. Government should not intrude or embark on those rights. Yet time and time again there are restrictions on each and every individual “freedom” given to us. The Bill of Rights essentially protects the freedom of expression and rights of the accused. The Bill of Rights are composed of the first ten amendments. More so than others, the first and fourth amendment have been demolished and remolded. Which was never supposed to happen in the Framers eyes. Day by day, we begin to hand away our freedoms. Those five freedoms are speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition referred to as the freedom of expression, our first amendment. Freedom of Religion has been hugely up for debate on the continuously evolving changes. Freedom of Religion is followed by the establishment clause that prohibits the establishment by congress and the “free” exercise clause prohibits government from interfering with individuals’ practice of religion. Every time there seems to be a case the government majority of the time benefits. In the Engel v. Vitale case in 1962 that was deemed unconstitutional was because the state of New York forced students to give speeches stating the words “god bless”, in that sense I would agree unconstitutional but…

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