Civil liberties are different than Civil Rights. Where Civil Rights are to prevent the government from abusing us by treating the people wrong and unequally. The Civil Liberties are there to limit the government power on the people. It is there to protect our freedom. That is why we have our freedom of speech which protects us people from having the government limit what we say.
Civil rights and Civil Liberties both can be found written in the Declaration of Independences and in the Bill of Rights. 1 For years the distinction between the two has always been blurred. Even though civil rights and civil liberties are in writing, both refer to different kinds of guaranteed protection. 2 Civil Liberties are limitations placed on the government. To put it in easier term civil liberties are things the government can’t do that interfere with a person freedom.
According to UShistory.org, “Civil liberties are protections against government actions”. One interesting thing that I encountered while starting this project is that, according to this definition, the Bill of Rights is mostly civil liberties, not civil rights. This left me asking what are civil rights really then? As I continued to read, I discovered
Farha, Syed Govt 2305 02/11/2018 LIBERTY VERSES RIGHTS The differences and similarities between civil rights and civil liberties are so similar that they can intertwine. Both terms work together to give individual security, confidence and support. 1 The term civil right means the rights of citizens to political and social freedom. 2 The term civil liberty means being subjected only to laws established for the good of the community especially with regards to freedom of action and speech. 3 Individual right protected by law from unjust government to other interactions.
4 On contrary, civil rights are the positive actions that government should take to maintain harmony and equality among all the citizens. Since, the long run of civil rights has always been associated with the freedom of African American, immigrants and
However, there were also many who believed that Judicial Review would lead to Justice-created policy. Cases such as Barron v Baltimore settled much of this debate, declaring the United States Bill of Rights did not have power over state governments. This ruling echoed the sentiment of the people over judicial power rather than sentiment towards state power. The judicial independence of the Justices worried those who believed that judicial rulings would reflect the moral and political views of the Court, rather than of the Constitution. This led to controversies over what exactly this commitment looks like in practice, as well as citizens questioning the legitimacy and authority of the rulings.
In this Amendment the right of liberty represents the right to privacy. The Supreme Court struck down the law on the grounds that is was unconstitutional. In this case the Supreme court
3 It’s been said that most “civil liberties and rights court cases involve the plaintiff’s right vs. another right that the defendant claims has been violated.”(ushistory.org) In 1971 courts ruled in favor of the New York Times in protecting freedom of press when the times printed the “Pentagon Papers that revealed some of the negative actions of the government during the Vietnam War” The situation was national security vs Freedom of the press. (ushistory.com) Civil rights are the Americans basic right and treatment based on their race, gender, age, disabilities, religion. If these rights are violated its discrimination. Discrimination can happen anywhere at anytime to anyone mostly those in disadvantaged
Civil liberties combine freedoms and protections like due process of law and the right to free speech. On the other hand, civil rights prohibit discrimination under the law on the basis of race, gender, disability status, or other demographic characteristics. While both civil rights and civil liberties take up important places in American politics, they emerged along essentially different paths. Since the Framers wrote the constitution the ideas of civil rights have changed greatly. The Fourteenth Amendment specially states that a state could not deny any person within jurisdiction equal protection of the laws.
Political rights deals with how you exercise political and legal rights like right to petition, justice and freedom of association and freedom to assemble with the people you like. In short, exercising our rights are citizens. Civil rights are rights to have original thoughts of your own, expression of those thoughts, religion freedom and movement. These are old rights and goes back to the days of Magna Carta. These rights deal with one’s identity.