The Greatness of Liberty

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The Greatness of Liberty

The freedoms America carries is what makes it one of the best countries to live in. We, as human beings, each deserve an equal chance to prosper. Our constitution carries the Bill of Rights which gives us that chance, and allows us to live every day the way we want to. The freedoms of speech, religion, and press, the right to work at any job you qualify for, and the right to receive a free education are all factors that make America great. The ability for your opinion to be heard is a priceless freedom. It gives us the right to disagree with the government when we feel it has done something unfair. The freedom of speech allows Americans to freely express their opinions without the government interfering. In nations where the government holds all the power, citizens would not even think about criticizing their government. The freedom of speech and press are usually combined and known as “freedom of expression,” because they both allow society to express their opinion in whatever form possible (The Rights and Freedoms of America.) Our country seems to take advantage of the freedom of expression because we have became immune to it, when in reality we should deeply appreciate these freedoms. One of the reasons The United States of America began is because citizens in Britain were not able to choose their religion. Once the establishment of America took place, the government was prohibited from “establishing an official religion or preferring one religion over another” (First Amendment.) In nations like China and Iraq, the government prefers a certain religion. In some cases the government goes to the extent of punishing citizens for practicing a different religion. In America we are not judged based on our beliefs, but on who we are as people. To be able to choose a religion or no religion at all is a precious liberty. Each American citizen receives the ability to obtain an education for free of price, no matter what race or sex they...