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    Let’s Stand Up For Liberty Citizens rights and liberty of America has been a very hot topic throughout all these years. There are many citizens who feels as if their rights are being abused and there are also some who would disagree. The ones who feel as if their rights are being abused are the ones who are under the government. They have limits to everything that they do in their life such as wars, racism, and speech and many more. The ones who would debate against this are the ones who are…

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    Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”. Three years ago, after the Edward Snowden revealed the massive surveillance program conducted by the U.S. Government, made it clear that we are living in an age where our information is being stored digitally. This had resulted in an ongoing debate between on balancing of national security and civil liberties. The government, however, argues that it is…

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    at the role of special interest groups. The two major interest groups in opposition of the bill were the American Civil Liberties Union and the Sheriff’s Association of Virginia, additional other law enforcement agencies were in opposition. These interest groups were in opposition because of two issues that may result from the bill stripping the individual of their civil liberty rights and reverting back to when the government had more power and time to detain individuals against their will. The…

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    ‘free.’ Ethiopia’s freedom status is ‘not free.’ It has a freedom rating of a 6.5. Another way to look at how democratic a country is to examine the political and civil rights score a state is given by the Freedom House. Again the lower the score the more democratic a state is. Ethiopia has a political rights score of a 7 and a civil liberties score of 6 (Freedom House 2016). The poor scores Ethiopia received can be attributed to the political instituion of Ethiopia as the Freedom House reports…

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    for the common man. Down throughout American history, great wars have been fought, and millions have died to protect these freedoms that we all cherish so greatly. It is the great sacrifice made by the brave men and women who gave their lives for liberty that is generally credited for America’s preservation of its freedoms. Yet, the American Dream is not freedom itself, but a great number of other aspects within life granted by freedom. The status of the American dream is simply…

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    areas that domestic and international law cannot reach. Intrinsic in any security dilemma is a privacy trade off. In the war against terror, civil liberties have to be considered, no matter how catastrophic a threat may be. The fight against terrorism and the protection of civil and human rights must go hand in hand. In order to preserve civil liberties, civil duties have to be acted upon. The nature…

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    prestigious history of United States of America; it has been a battle ground and at the forefront of civil rights. Throughout history we have seen everything from slavery to women’s suffrage to African American civil rights. One such civil liberty that is being brought into question is marriage. As quoted from the Washington Post “Americans respect marriage, not only as a crucial institution of civil society but the fundamental building block of all human civilization” (Anderson, 2013). Even…

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    in women’s basic liberties being overtaken by the state’s interests. As a result, states can continue to restrict a women from having an abortion after their interpretation of when fetal viability occurs. The court’s ruling ultimately is unconstitutional, as the basic reproductive rights have been taken away from women. The state’s interest in the development of unborn fetuses, along with their interpretations of when viability occurs, ultimately infringes upon women’s liberties that are granted…

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    established in order to lessen the impact of politics Whether you talk about the attack on Planned Parenthood relating to abortion, the military relating to the rise of power from the military contractors, healthcare, women’s rights, the rights of the LGBT community, or the rights of people who practice non-western religions, these are all extremely polarizing topics within our current society that can have a pragmatic solution that doesn’t just involve what political party a certain person may…

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    Since the founding of the United States of America as a republic in 1776, the country has constantly taken steps to further civil liberties, and exemplify not only a military and political hegemon, but also a moral one. From abolishing slavery to eradicating the Jim Crow laws to the Civil rights Movement, the country has lived up to its Constitution and founding values such liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, movements such as Black Lives Matter demonstrate how the Black population…

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