The Bill Of Rights Here And Now Essay

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The Bill of Rights Here and Now
An Examination of the Bill of Rights in the Country Today The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. It defined a citizen’s rights in relation to the newly formed government. These rights include a person’s right to free speech, to rights of a trial, to certain powers of the states. Today these laws are still in effect and give all citizens our basic freedoms, some may have a different meaning now but people still value all of these 10 amendments. The first four amendments deal with an individual 's rights in this country. The first amendment prohibits congress from passing any law “respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (An Overview of the First Amendment). This amendment gives us the right to decide what religion we want to practice, gives us the freedom to say what we want to and to print what we want to. This also gives people the right to peacefully assemble for any reason. The second amendment states that a militia, for the security of the free states, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, may not be taken. Today we have stretched this amendment and many candidates for this upcoming election have varied opinions on this amendment. Today it is very easy for almost anyone to get a gun, and this is what…

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