HIS 301 United States Constitution
February 19, 2012
REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT PAPER
The protection and the right of privacy of the Constitution
To look closer at each amendment and dissect the protection that the Constitution provides is overflowing with unlimited controversy. However, for years, the Second Amendment, the Right to Bear Arms, has been the storm center of a ferocious national debate about gun control and individual rights. Perhaps because so many guns already are in circulation, most people believe that the Second Amendment gives individuals a personal right to own guns. Until fairly recent times, people did not pay much attention to the Second Amendment, but with spiraling increase in gun violence in America, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” has come under intense scrutiny (Freedman, 2003).
Another lack of privacy would be illegal search and seizure. A personal experience for search and seizure would be a student, at the school I work, at was suspected of carrying drugs in her backpack. Our policy is to bring in the drug dogs and if anything was found, the parents were called, and the student would be suspended. In this case, the student was suspended for 10 days and was required to attend juvenile court. She was charged with delinquency based on possession of marijuana with intent to sell. After an extensive process, the parent’s files suit, challenging both the delinquency charge and the school suspension on grounds that her Fourth Amendment rights against ‘unreasonable search and seizures’ had been violated. The justice system did, in fact, rule that the student is indeed protected by the Fourth Amendment, but not to the same extent as adults. Staff members and administrators must maintain discipline and order in the classroom and on school grounds, they are not subject to the same strict standards as the law enforcement. In addition, school officials do not need a warrant from a... [continues]
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