Pros And Cons Of The First Amendment

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The first amendment is the nucleus and appears to be the root of various political affairs in today’s modern society. From freedom of speech to the controversial subject matter of abortion; the first amendment contains multifarious deficiencies and is a profoundly disputed topic. Discrimination is one of the monumental aspects associated with this misconstrued amendment. Debate is very prevalent on the matter of whether it or not it should it be deemed unlawful for citizens to discriminate against minorities or gays without facing a consequence. The United States constitution prohibits discrimination when referring to any and all facets of employment. This includes the possibility of hiring, firing and every other form of employment. However, …show more content…
Nevertheless, this amendment has a severe drawback that leads to many harsh words being fired around amongst citizens. The people of the United States are able to unfairly belittle and show disdain for one another based on race, gender, and religious views. Religion is one of the most heated topics where the first amendment is concerned. According to ProCon.org, “Congress cannot add any reference to "God" or religion to any government materials because this clause explicitly forbids any such inclusion.” This law is extremely flawed as it prevents congress from expressing the religious beliefs into their respectable parties. Also according to Procon.org, “Congress is prohibited from adding the words "under God" because those words may interfere with the free exercise of atheism.” This amendment is very limited because one decision made my congress to satisfy one religion may interfere with another’s beliefs. For instance, the word “god” cannot be used by congress since it disagrees with the beliefs of …show more content…
This law was preconceived as being constructed for the sole purpose of the well-being of the United States citizens’. However, evidence from several sources suggests it was merely constructed to be an exemption for congress. This amendment aids the government to remain distant from the external affairs of the citizens of the United States, and yields them with a justification for fabricating their intentions when running for election. This law needs to be voted on and detached in order to truly insure the rights of a true American. Not only should this law be banished but it also should serve as a turning point in the way laws are constructed. For instance, people should not be given the right to discriminate against others for the sole purposes of racial disdain. In order to make sure this alteration is put into place, every citizen should practice being polite to one another and refraining for any and all forms of discrimination. Peaceful boycotting is another effective method for making sure this amendment is ratified. The first amendment has provided trouble throughout this country for far too long and it is time the citizens of the United States take a collective stand against

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