Is It Really A Freedom If I Am Not Allowed? Essay

719 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 3 Pages
Is it really a freedom if I am not allowed to do it? Every day there is a chance we may say something that offends another person, or something that contradicts another person’s beliefs. The United States was founded on freedom. As stated in the constitution, we have freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition against the government. People come to the U.S. just for these freedoms, because they aren’t granted in other countries. The U.S. was not made for everyone to believe the same things and represent the same things, although that would be nice, we know that not every single person in our country will have the same opinions about everything. Just because we do not all believe the same things, doesn’t mean we can’t agree to disagree. Part of accepting other people, is respecting what they believe even if you don’t agree. Freedom of religion has been hindered in schools because of controversy. Teachers are no longer allowed to state their beliefs to students about religion, and they can no longer read from the bible. A moment of silence in school is no longer referred to as a time of prayer because calling it a time of prayer may offend those who do not believe in prayer. People argue that they will feel forced to accept these beliefs if we call it a time of prayer. Some people protest the right to pray at sporting events, and school functions. There is always going to be contradiction about what we should believe, however there is no contradiction about…

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