Desecration of the Flag Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that the desecration of our flag is an act that should be made illegal and propose a policy to ensure this. Thesis: The burning and desecration of our American Flag is an insult and offence to all Americans and we need to pass a constitutional amendment to illegalize flag desecration. Pattern of Organization: Problem/Solution Introduction I. [Attention Getter] What is the one way to offend 308 million people in one action? A.
The claim: The 1st Amendment in the US constitution is freedom of speech, and prohibiting a person from burning the American flag is undermining a person’s rights. The grounds: The Us constitution tried to amend the first amendment to prohibit flag burning, and also try to equate flag burning with cross burning. In Vietnamese they don’t questions their citizen rights about protesting about burning the flag. Burning the flag in Vietnamese maybe distasteful, but in some cases it is legitimate expression of free speech. The warrant: Denying Americans their freedom of speech.
Jefferson stated in his speech, “having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered,” I again refer to the First Amendment for the freedom of religion, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” The freedom of religion allows all the people in America to practice their own religion without being criticized and spat at. If you are Baptist or Catholic you can practice without being yelled at or put to death like they did in the Victorian Ages where if you didn’t believe in the Queen’s or King’s religion you could be put to
Although Fahrenheit 451 contemplates how government censorship, control, and fear have the power to dictate life, it is offset by the atmosphere of perseverance placed around the novel, as well as Bradbury’s complete understanding of his First Amendment rights. Bradbury ties personal freedom to the right of an individual having the freedom of expression when he utilizes the issue of censorship in Fahrenheit 451. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution 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 redress of grievances.” The common reading of the First Amendment is that commitment to free speech is not the acceptance of only non-controversial expressions that enjoy general approval. To accept a commitment to the First Amendment means, in the words of Justice Holmes, “freedom for what we hate.” As quoted in Students’ Right to Read (NCTE, 1982), “Censorship leaves students with an inadequate and distorted picture of the ideals, values, and problems of their culture. Writers may often be the spokesmen of their culture, or they may stand to the side, attempting to describe and evaluate that culture.
David Gray CJUS 200 Application Essay 2-15-14 Can you seize the marijuana plants at that time? If yes, what is your legal justification for doing so? If no, what legally prohibits you from doing so? No, as a police officer you would not be able to seize the marijuana plants at this time, by doing so you would be violating the rights of the citizens of the house that was entered due to the noise ordinance. Actually, the fourth amendment would actually keep you from doing so because it states that “every citizen right to be free from unreasonable government intrusion into their persons, homes, businesses, and property –whether through police stops of citizens on the street, arrests, or searches of homes and businesses”.
Where to Draw the Line The First Amendment of the U.S. constitution boldly states that “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.” As members of society, we witness this privilege utilized in both positive and negative ways through our daily lives. But, what happens when this liberty is abused and the emotions of certain groups are damaged in response to this “freedom?” Through his essay, “Protecting Freedom of Expression at Harvard,” scholar and former president of Harvard University, Derek Bok, expresses his firm claim that “Hanging a Confederate flag in public view or displaying a swastika in response is insensitive and unwise because any satisfaction it gives students is far outweighed by the discomfort it causes
Assignment 2.03 Amendment selected: First Amendment The first amendment was written due to the fact that most of the citizens demanded their basic freedoms. (“Congress will make no law respecting an establishment of the religion, and prohibiting the free exercise of; or abridging the freedom of speech, and of the press; and right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.’’) What is the personal liberty defined in the Amendment? The first amendment is referred to as Freedom of Religion. This amendment guarantees freedom of religion in two types of ways; one is preventing the government from establishing an official church. And the second is free will to worship as they please to their religion.
The Tea Party movement believes no American President, Democrat, nor Republican should ever go beyond the Constitution, regardless of the issue at hand. Neither person nor issue can ever precede the Constitution, because it is the basis of the American people and their rights. They claim the government has become too powerful, and have lost connection with the American people that they are supposed to represent. Ideologically, the Tea Party movement believes in complete freedom and individual rights because freedom is what this country is based upon, and without freedom our country is restricted and American people and society as a whole will not be able to grow. They have received hateful ridicule from many socialists and leftists but the Tea Party has stood their post and will not stop despite any criticism.
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.
The Bill of Rights is the name by which the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known. The Bill of Rights prohibits Congress from making any law forcing a particular Religion or prohibiting the free exercise of any of one’s choice, aka freedom of religion, speech, assembly and petition. The Bill of Rights also gives all Americans the right to keep and bear arms, (but not in an airport). That we can reasonably expect a soldier will not take up residence in our homes without permission. We can expect to be secure in our own homes with freedom of unreasonable search and seizures, and from what I understand that includes personal vehicles as well.