Bill of Rights Essay

665 WordsJul 17, 20083 Pages
Different acts of terror, especially since the 9/11 tragedy, have resulted in the change of many safety procedures. Changes in higher airport security, random search and seizures, and elevated national security alerts, have lead to further, more extreme measures of security in efforts to maintain safety. This progression of change is leading to the slow erosion of some of our most basic civil liberties. Although new anti-terror tactics are needed to protect our country, and the life it provides us, sacrificing our Bill of Rights robs us of the very thing we are trying to protect. The Bill of Rights should not be changed because it protects our rights, it is the foundation and framework of this country, and will result in the loss of faith and integrity of our government. The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution. It protects our freedoms of speech, press and religion; the right to bear arms; freedom of assembly, and to petition. The Bill of Rights prohibits unreasonable search and seizure, and cruel and unusual punishment. It is what guarantees us these rights, and ensures us that any violation will be justly punished. Many countries do not have such rights, and as a result, their citizens suffer greatly. We take freedoms like, the freedom of religion, for granted. In many countries religion and state are one, thus believing in a non-state religion is an act against their country. People are persecuted, outcast, and sometimes even executed all because of their religious preference. They only dream of place where they can be free to worship as they please; a place where they no longer have to live in fear of their government. If we begin taking away, or changing any of our freedoms, or rights, what else will we change? Would we then be any better than these religion-ran countries

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