Paper: An Analysis of the Free Speech and Religion in the United States

In America, there are many rights that we take for granted everyday. These rightsgive us something called freedom, which is one of the most important things that wehave. The rights expressed below show why | fell that freedom should not be taken forgranted. FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION: This gives people the right to practice anyreligion they want. Without religion, what would people believe in? FREE SPEECH: This right is what enables Peter Jennings or Hugh Downs oreven me to express personal beliefs and information to the public as long as it is notslanderous to others. FREE PRESS: This works the same as freedom of speech except it lets usexpress ourselves in written words instead of spoken ones. It allows editors to writetheir opinions on certain topics without being persecuted.PEACEABLE ASSEMBLY: This right allows people to assemble and converseabout anything as long as it does not exceed the law.RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS: This right has been questioned a lot. | believe that if youhave a permit for a weapon, you may carry it with you. This is very good for self-defense purposes.RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY: This states that a person cannot be put in jail untilthey have had a fair trail in court with a jury. In the past, these amendments and articles did not exist. A good example ofunfair treatment was that of the Africans, especially in the 16th and 17th centuries. Africans were seized from their native land, and sold into lives of servitude into a strange, foreign land. Indeed, this was a tragedy on such a scale that it cannot bemeasured nor quantified. From this tragedy | believe has come also enlightenment. Ihope that such an atrocity will never again occur. Freedom, a word that has probably never been heard in some places, is what Itreasure most as a human being. In countries around the world, the rights that | haveexpressed in this essay have not been known and may not be known for many ages. But Ihope that we all treasure this freedom that we have. It is easy to take for granted lest wedon t have it. Freedom is the most important word in the English language to me and itprobably has the most meaning, but it represents what we, as Americans, should ...