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    Should incarceration mean the eradication of basic civil liberties granted to every citizen of the United States under the Constitution? That answer should obviously be no, however in the United States penitentiary system the deprivation of the legal right to vote, also known as disenfranchisement, is quite common. So much so that as of 2006 it was estimated that 5.3 million people were declared ineligible to vote as a result of their conviction, 1.7 million of which have already completed their…

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    Dr King Freedom Analysis

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    What is Freedom? “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” (King 3). In this quote, Dr. King addresses one must fight back for what is right. If your civil liberties are provoked, you must rise too top the oppressor. This a strong quote from Dr. King which I openly agree with because it shows the amount of honor in his words to revolt against the government. Dr. King was flouted by many because he…

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    Stanley Clark Dr. Newman Freedom and Authority 2/28/16 According to Rousseau’s argument about the corruption of the sciences and the loss of virtue in mankind his view of what freedom is stretches beyond the principles of civil liberties. He has an understanding that, in order to truly be free, one must find an inner freedom that can’t be given to you through the government. This coincides with positive freedom’s essential trait of self-mastery. Therefore, I will discuss how Rousseau’s…

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    New Immigration Rights

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    Everyone in America is an immigrant. The timing of the waves of foreigners is crucial to everything that is their liberties. Who is to say that past immigrants and modern immigrants do not deserve the same rights? Between 1919 and 1922 many people are coming from China, Mexico, Europe, and several other countries creating tension between the new immigrants and the established ones. While there are women who suffer, the new foreigners are the ones who suffer the most. These new immigrants have no…

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    Ch. 5 Civil Liberties

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    Ch.5 Civil Liberties We as the Citizens of the United States are given Civil liberties which are the protections the Constistution provides against the abuse of government power. Many people think of them as a set of principles that grant us the protection of our freedom all the time but that 's not completely correct. Even though our Civil liberties protect our freedom it doesn 't mean that we can do whatever we wish, For example The Smith Act made it a criminal offense to advocate violent…

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    Civil liberties are individual rights that are designated by law. They are legal shields that protect citizens from abuses by their own government. Historically, times of war in the United States have produced situations in which the U.S. government has given national security concerns a higher priority that protection of the public’s civil liberties (American Civil Liberties 1). Americans are losing their privacy to tens of thousands of video cameras operated by private corporations and…

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    Civil Liberties are fundamental individual freedoms that are guaranteed explicitly identified in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Civil liberties include: Freedom of speech, the right to privacy, the right to be free from unreasonable searches of your home, the right to a fair court trial, the right to marry, and the right to vote. The First Amendment expresses “Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” The prohibition on abridgment of the…

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    Freedom Vs Security

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    First of all “freedom” and “security” are both vague concepts that are both equally important and therefore there is a trade off between them. They are both interconnected and neglecting one in the pursuit of the other can cause a problem in that society. This essay aims to highlight both the advantages and disadvantages of freedom and security at an individual and societal level. It will also incorporate use of significant examples in different countries relating to these concepts focusing on…

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    there are organizations that fight for this freedom. One such organization is the American Civil Liberties Union. In the year 2000, when discussing the topic of book banning, the organization stated that, “Permitting restraints on literature sets the stage for attacks on all expression that is artistically or politically controversial or that portrays unpleasant realities of life” (American Civil Liberties Union). Although some books may contain graphic violence or sexual content, and therefore…

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    How To Be Deported

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    Immigration 44 million… live in fear everyday, every year, day after day wondering if that is the last time they see their families. Immigrants from all over the world come to the United States, either to escape the civil wars they have in their own place and or to have a better life than they had before. Many come here knowing of the risks they are taking but take it either way because they know that they can give their family a better chance than where they came. Many also come here for a…

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