Some would argue that religion is a force for social change. This statement appears to be true because of things such as the civil rights movement in America, and the fact that without religion the changes that occurred during the civil rights movement would have never happened. This is because during the civil rights movement religion helped to mobilise public opinion by the use of preaching. Too get the people motivated for social change preaching would help pass messages across through a religious service and thus motivate people to change laws. A famous example of this was Martin Luther Kings ‘I have a dream’ speech, his use of religion in his passionate speech for equality helped to motivate people in society to push for social change, and ultimately changed America’s legislation and outlook on integration and equality between the black and white community in America.
It touches most aspects of government leading to how much the federal government incorporates religion yet restricts states from doing the same. Our very national anthem involves god with the words “one nation under god” not even mentioning the slogan of “in god we trust” which can be found on American currency. The separation is to protect ever American’s religion allowing them to practice any faith. However it doesn't clarify the standards for practicing in public or even the very acknowledgment of god. Over the past decade many revisions have been made to how people publicly celebrate their faith.
There also cannot be a prayer said at high school graduations. There cannont be any prayers said at school assemblies by teachers or students; it is said to be unconstitutional. They are not going by what the 1st amendment says about a individuals rights of to freedom of religion and speech. They are taking their freedoms away from them. I think that
The First Amendment reads: 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. The First Amendment makes it legal to burn the American Flag. Lastly, flag burning should not be illegal because, if it were to be, Americans would have their right taken away. As Supreme Court Justice William Brennan stated, in a flag burning case, "Punishing desecration of the flag dilutes the very freedom that makes this emblem so
In 1995, it exceeded expectations with revenues of US $ 5.8B by year end. Observers believe that such growth with only a few acquisitions was considered remarkable. By 1996, Acer has become the seventh-largest PC manufacturer worldwide, the second-largest monitor maker, and the fourth-largest keyboard maker. The
The second amendment says “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” (Bill of Rights). But how could we interpret this amendment? Does this mean that we have the right to have only one gun, or we have the right to have as many guns as we want? Every right has its limitations and this right is not the exception. The first amendment says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…” (Bill of Rights).
The argument is that the constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". (US Constitution 1802). The courts have erroneously upheld that the separation of church and state prohibits church/government unions. What the courts have failed to understand it that the said amendment to the Constitution is to protect religious freedoms not to hinder or prohibit churches and government from uniting for a common
The State should not be allowed to restrict someone of their rights based on a certain religion. It is unconstitutional. If someone creates laws that are unconstitional, restricting citizens of their natural and civil rights, the laws should NOT be allowed! People say that a married couple should have a family, a family that includes children. “Only a man and a woman, together, can conceive a child.” This is the opposing argument.
Although it was written in 1789(“The story of the Bill of Rights”), The First Amendment has stood the test of time like a champ. This amendment gives us freedoms that we consider as basic unlike other countries, who are not as fortunate to have them. The US Constitution, Amendment 1 states, “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.” Eventually this amendment caused a lot of court cases to come about. From people protesting to others burning draft cards The Frist Amendment has been used as an excuse for almost anything although not everyone is successful with pleading it. One important case is
Some say that it was nothing more than an inconclusive political confrontation. It did not change the law of seditious libel or the English definition of freedom of the press. They also say that it did not directly enhance the development of political liberty or of free press in America. Others argue that the Zenger Affair was an extremely important case in the history of New York. They say that even though it didn’t change the actual law of seditious libel, it was an important step in establishing the principle of freedom of the press and it represented the legitimacy of opposition to the government.