The Human Freedom Index Is Really The Land Of The Free Essay

1804 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 8 Pages
An online website called, Debate.org, asks the question on whether the United States is really the land of the free. The responses for 23% people say yes while 77% say no. After digging around for a number on what the United States is compared to from all the other 152 countries. The Human Freedom Index determines the amount of freedom a country has by a few characteristics. A couple of them are rule of law, security and safety, religion, expression, and the size of the government. What people may not know is that the United States is ranked in 20th place. The highest levels of freedom are in Northern Europe, North America (including Canada and the United States), and Western Europe (Vásquez and Porčnik).
I find that is important to start my research out with the one thing that is supposed to represent our country and ourselves; the bill of rights. One of the main topics is religion. As a nation, we have many religious beliefs that are important to us. Religion makes one direct and obvious appearance in the original Constitution that represents some degree of religious freedom. Specifically in Article 6, at the end of the third clause:
[N]o religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
This statement is written clearly and anyone who can read, can understand what it says. This applies to all offices in the entire United States, especially both state and federal. On that note, it would be unconstitutional for a…

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