While being an American offers many benefits, it also brings with it some important responsibilities. It is your duty to demonstrate your commitment to your country by supporting and defending your constitution, serving and protecting the country when required, …show more content…
Yes, the government plays an important role in conveying the rights and duties of citizens and how to protect them from threats. Yet, this is very different from how individual’s assume that the duty of the government is to create these rights or implement people’s duties through various programs that replace a person’s ability to assess and initiate things independently.
The government may affirm certain actions to be just and unjust and examine whether or not those actions as well as institutions are lawful but even if the government has limits on what it can and cannot do. Such limits are defined by the United States Constitution and by the individual state constitutions. When government disregards its confines and starts to assume more authority, it weakens the important lines between citizen responsibility and government responsibility.
It is important that citizens have a suitable way of implementing their constitutional rights against the government; those rights may be emphasized both offensively and defensively. For example a person accused of committing a crime has a series of rights which are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and state laws. Therefore, if you have been accused of a crime, just how do you know if your rights have been …show more content…
No medical treatment was provided for injuries, costumes were removed with no other garments provided to replace them, their rights were never read to them, and they were detained for two days without any official charges to finally be released with information to appear in court. The court postponed the process twice to obtain additional evidence to which they finally dismissed all charges in the interest of the state.
This situation was truly the first time I was personally disappointed in our system and felt a discontent with our government. There was not one, not two, but numerous Constitutional and State rights violated throughout the whole process; to name a few:
• 1st Amendment protects the right for you to speak freely
• 4th Amendment protects your right against unreasonable search and seizure of property, papers, or people without valid probable cause
• 5th Amendment protects you from being held for committing a crime unless you are properly indicted or being forced to testify against yourself
• 6th Amendment guarantees you a speedy trail, an impartial jury, that the accused can comfort the witnesses against them, and must be allowed a