American Federal Government
3 September 2, 2013
In most countries across the world citizens are denied freedoms that United State citizens are guaranteed to possess. The freedoms of the citizens of the United States are set forth and defined in the United States Constitution. The Constitution defines all freedoms every citizen should have, and sets forth limits the government has on the freedoms. The Constitution states that the government can not take away the freedoms presented in the Constitution. The freedoms are presented in the first ten amendments in the Constitution, are known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of speech, press, and religion. However, these freedoms are limited within the school environments of minors and for the most part these limitations are accepted by society.
In high school every student has a constraint on their personal freedoms, which are set forth in the Constitution. Most of the students’ constraints are on their freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is defined as the right to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restrictions. A student is not allowed to express his or her beliefs fully because the school rules. There are several cases of students getting expelled from school for expressing their beliefs. In almost all cases of expulsion of a student, the school was in the wrong according to the standard of U.S. Constitution. The school took away the student’s freedom of speech, which is unconstitutional.
When a person’s freedom is limited or oppressed, it usually happens when he or she is in school. The student has the right to fight for their freedom. School officials state that the constraint on a person’s freedom is for the common good of the school and to promote a healthy school environment for the students. Thus, this means a student’s freedom will always be limited in a school environment due to school standards and the official’s...
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