Freedom of expression is considered to fall under the category of freedom of speech, which is protected by the First Amendment. Individuals are free to express themselves however they want to, whether or not it is of a religious nature. Even if somebody is not religious, polygamy should be considered to be free speech and protected under the Constitution. Overall, I disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling that polygamy is
I feel some crimes that have taken place in this country could have been stopped or lessened to a degree with a concealed firearm. The government can not ensure the 100 percent safety and wellbeing of all its citizens. For example the school shootings and workplace instances etc that happened in this country. But if there were more responsible law abiding people that had a concealed weapon on them some of these tragedies could have been avoided or at least minimized the damage that those criminals caused saving the lives of others is always a good thing. Criminals are not known for following the rules so all law abiding citizens have the right to defend themselves by any means needed.
Its author had no intention of violating the First Amendment. When the Pledge is recited in public places, no one person of any age is forced to violate their constitutionally guaranteed right to the freedom from and of religion. The Pledge of Allegiance should remain intact in the public arena -- for the fact that it helps citizens of the United States to remember essential principles for which this country was founded, such as “liberty and justice for all.” In more recent years, the Pledge controversy presented itself when Michael Newdow filed a lawsuit against Elk Grove Unified School District. The reasoning behind the lawsuit rested on his disagreement with a rule that make the recitation of the Pledge mandatory in a California public school district. In Elk Grove v. Newdow (1), Newdow’s Establishment Clause claim demanded that President Bill Clinton change the Pledge of Allegiance and omit the phrase “one Nation under God.” The Founding Fathers created the First Amendment which includes the Establishment Clause to “impose a number of restrictions on the federal government with respect to the civil liberties of the people, including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition” (2).
Jefferson explains that the government should only interfere with religious freedom when it inferences with someone else’s natural right; thusly making the separation of church and state not absolute. Kennedy misinterpretation is unethical because it causes citizens to falsely believe that their religious freedom cannot be taken away. Romney misuses his information when he argues “[w]e should acknowledge the Creator as did the Founders –in ceremony and word. Romney is correct that a one of the Founders, such as Jefferson states [w]ell aware that Almighty God hath created the mind free...”. Jefferson does acknowledge that there is a God or Creator that gave human beings the freedom of thought.
The Establishment Clause protects religious freedom by prohibiting the government from taking action that advances or inhibits religion and it interacts with the Free Exercise Clause to provide affirmative protection for the religious freedom of individuals as well as religious institutions. These two clauses have helped many who sought the United States in order to free themselves from a government controlled or preferred religion. With these clauses, religious freedom is secured in the United
However the other two will check the one wanting to exceed thus, balancing out the power and securing citizens from a dictatorship type of government. Another reason would simply be when he states, “If men were angles, no government would be necessary.” In other words since we are not angles but are men if we had power in our hands we would abuse it. Then he continues that even though the powers are shared and are equal the government should still be able to control not only the people but, themselves. This will only help protect the people’s individual rights including the minority. In the end he says that in order to have a balanced government the majority must agree on justice.
In my opinion, the only reason gay marriage is illegal, is because of people's religious beliefs. That, my friend, is not supposed to have anything to do with our country and it's
In the United States of America, the people are protected by a group of laws called the Constitution. The very first of these laws is “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (US Constitution) This decree states that for no reason may the government restrict the right of free speech to the people. Free speech is sort of like your opinion on matters.
These three are the most important of all of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. It is important that we have amendment one, which allows American citizens the freedom of religion. Freedom of religion is very important to our country, and as individuals we should be allowed to worship the one true God, or anything else we want. Citizens should be allowed to make whatever comments they would want about the government and not get punished or thrown in jail. Without this amendment Americans would be afraid of the government and afraid to be vocal if the government is involved in wrong doing.
The principles are known as freedom of religion and separation of church and state. The first clause of the amendment is known as the establishment clause, and the second is known as the free exercise clause. I believe freedom of religion is necessary in order for a democracy to function. People need to be able to exercise the basic right to have beliefs and ideologies. I think it is the First Amendment for a reason, because it is extremely important.