Individual Rights vs Public Order

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Individual Rights vs. Public Order.

There are advantages and disadvantages to just about everything you can think of in this world. Two topics that can be very controversial to have an advantages and disadvantages discussion on are our individual rights and public order. We hold our individual rights very close to us and pride ourselves on the freedoms that these rights provide. We also see the devastation that can occur when the rights and freedoms we are given land in the hands of the wrong people. People that abuse their individual rights tend to disrupt public order and this is when we catch that glimpse and sometimes horror of one of the big disadvantages of individual rights verses public order. We are well aware of what individual rights are and how they apply to us, so we will come back to that, but what about public order? What exactly is that?

Public order is in place to keep society as a whole safe from misdeeds. Public order is also a system in place that restricts some freedoms that people may want. Freedoms are the ideals in life that everyone can take advantage of no matter who they are. Public order is refraining from any acts of involvement that may lead to violence, which may be disrupting, while out in the public or any other acts or behaviors that may be illegal to do out in the streets. For instance, disruption in public order often times results in hindering someone else of their individual rights. Public order is considered to be disrupting the public in a way that may make being in the public unsafe. When violating public order, it is considered a crime, and can lead to jail time and or paying a fine if a conviction is obtained. However the real price to pay actually lands on the shoulders of society as our individual rights are infringed upon when public order is, well, not in order. As an American citizen you learn that you have individual rights and those rights come with having or...
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