Civil Rights Vs Civil Liberties Essay

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Elizabeth Mejia English 1A Professor Kahlert 7 May 2103 Civil Liberties v Civil Rights Philosopher John Stuart Mill believes, “the only way in which human beings can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion and studying all modes in which It can be looked at by every character of mind. No wise man ever acquired his wisdom in any mode but this”(Espejo 11). Without freedom of speech, in a democracy citizens would be limited to what people in power have to say, so social change would be difficult. Citizens should speak out, complain, and protest, if they don’t agree with the government. Therefore, civil liberties are more important for citizens for three reasons. First civil liberties protect the rights of individuals rather than the rights of groups, and protects the minority from dictatorship. Secondly civil liberties allow an individual to be free to speak think, assemble, organize, worship, or petition without government interference. Finally, civil liberties are more ambiguous and are identified in the Bill of…show more content…
There are pros and cons for public speaking, some cons are if people speak too much, it could jeopardize the security of our country. The establishment of free speech for all citizens is a successful political strategy for everyone; for people who disagree with those in power as well as those who agree. Allowing free speech adds to the marketplace of ideas, and keeps society involved in important issues. If there was not public speech there would be no media, or newspaper, people wouldn’t be informed about things that concern or help citizens. Some individuals are afraid to protest, because people don’t agree with the government, can become dangerous and get out of control, and they can even danger themselves as well as the safety, property, and lives of

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