My Most Important Liberties : Freedom Of Speech And Equal Protection Of The Law

789 Words Jun 10th, 2016 4 Pages
This essay will examine 3 of my most important liberties: freedom of speech, right to vote, and equal protection of the law. The United State Constitution was created to guarantee the Americans’ liberties, which cannot be prohibited by the government. These liberties play a tremendous role on my daily basis, as it is not only protecting my right, but also strengthen my voice as a regular citizen that came from a different country.
The First Amendment passed in 1791 by Congress provided that “Congress shall make no law abridging the Freedom of Speech.” As we can notice, freedom of speech had been around for a long time, but the government always have the power to abridge it if they believed the truth has the “intention to defame/excite popular hatreds against the President/Congress.” For example, the Sedition Act of 1798, this make Americans aware that freedom of speech is absolutely legal, but if their speech is subversive/supporting terrorist meaning that person is violating the law. However, freedom of speech does play a significant role in American’s life today. We can freely discuss about everything publicly. For example, our Government class had a discussion whether Obama was a great president or not. We were freely speaking up our minds without worrying about violating the laws.
Furthermore, equal protection of the law in the Fourteenth Amendment: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United…

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