What the constitution means to me Essay

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The Constitution means a lot to me. The Constitution to me is like the law of the entire nation. It is broken up into different parts so that all areas of ruling are dealt with. This breaking up of the Constitution is to handle with certain issues specifically. I have human rights to do what I want to a certain limit. The government cannot have unreasonable power over me and everything will be handled in order. The Constitution to me means that I will be protected and that I do have rights. When I think of the Constitution I think of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branch. These branches mean that there will be laws to protect me. The check and balance means that I will be protected from branches having too much power. The People in the United States of America take pride in living in a country that is known as the land of liberty. As citizens, we have certain rights as individuals. Among these rights is freedom of speech. We usually think of speech just as spoken words. But freedom of speech means much more than merely allowing people to say what they want whenever they want. It means having the freedom to believe what you choose and to openly state your beliefs without being thrown in jail. I believe the First Amendment means and was intended to give all Americans absolute freedom of speech. The First Amendment states; “ Congress shall make no law restricting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the rights of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Supreme Court Justice Hugo Blacks interpretation of the First Amendment is one of the simplest and what I believe to be the most true. Hugo Black points out that the amendment says, Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of

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