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Bill of Rights

By mari6933 Nov 10, 2005 766 Words
The bill of rights helped shape the way America is today. The bill of rights was the first ten amendments to the constitution, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers they were added and we were given the rights we have today.

The first amendment to the constitution is one of the most important amendments to the constitution. The first part of the constitution has to do with the freedom of religion. This freedom is greatly argued and constantly debated by many people I the untied states. My family is a great supporter of this right; we are very religious and hold great beliefs in this religion. I could never imagine my family changing it's religion to a set religion or anyone else for that matter, it's a right that every day is never taken for granted. The second part of this amendment is the freedom of speech which is a much debated part of the constitution. This includes the right of explicit lyrics in artist's songs and also includes the right to say almost anything you want in public. I would feel deprived if I never had the right to say whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. Some of the greatest people would have never given some of the greatest speeches if it wasn't for the freedom of speech. The freedom of press is the third part of the first amendment; also it is one freedom that is good and also very bad. The good part is the fact people need news and need to know whats going on in the world but, the bad news is that some news can ruin people's lives. Just like it ruined so many people's lives by false accusations, for example, when someone is falsely accused of rapping someone else and their names are published in the paper, now the entire world thinks this person rapped the victim but that never happened. Even though that they might not be guilty nobody could ever look at them ever again because of the fact that people know that this person was accused and that will forever change the way this person is seen in the public eye. So the freedom of speech can be good and can also be very bad. The fourth and final part of the first amendment is the freedom of assembly. This freedom is greatly abused when the gathering take a violent tone. Many people can protest but also have to take certain precautions to make sure that the gathering stay peaceful, otherwise this freedom is amazing. The first amendment gives us the rights that are greatly debated but are also most commonly used.

The second amendment is the one amendment to the constitution that is mostly debated in the United States. This amendment gives people the right to bear arms. Many people feel that this right should be taken away because people say that guns kill people and it is ruing our society by allowing our children to grow up around such violent weapons. But others say that they need to protect their children and themselves so their children can grow up and they can see them grow up. So many people have different views on whether they should be able to have guns. Well in my opinion I believe that people should have the right to chose whether want to have guns in their homes, it might be a security blanket for some adults giving them a feeling that might be false, support and surety. Also the fact that guns don't kill people. People kill people when they pull the trigger from the gun then people seem to die more often. Well I believe that it should be left to the person if they want that kind of security in their home or if they want one of the most lethal weapons ever created in their homes.

This amendment has to do with the time of war. During time of war soldiers cannot enter your home without your permission. In the early years during time of war soldiers feeling superior to normal individuals, they would enter citizens homes and stay there taking food and items but since they were soldiers and there was no against this the people just had to take it. Now the people can chose to allow a person to their homes. I, being a citizen, believe that I would never allow soldiers to enter my home without permission. To this day this sort of doesn't really come into play.

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