Definition Essay On Freedom

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What is freedom? Freedom is the power to act, speak, or think as one wants to without restraint. Freedom is a very special power that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Freedom is a very special gift given to us from our family fathers. It gives us the right to act like we want to. To speak however we may like and to think as we want to as well. The right to freedom is recognized as a human right, practice of religion, and freedom of speech. Freedom is recognized as a human right. In 1988, the Human Rights Act was passed. It protects all of us, young and old, rich and poor. In the Human Rights Act it protects the right to liberty and freedom. In this it says, ”You have the right to be free and the State can only imprison you with very good…show more content…
In the First Amendment it states, “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” This means people can freely express thoughts or ideas to their own will or liking. This includes the ability to speak freely about the way someone feels about a political official such as the president. In an article given by Score Rims it states, “The writers of The Bill of Rights did not want the government to have censorship powers over citizens, so we have the right to say what we think. Someone can even say that the government stinks and nothing will happen to you. In some countries people are killed for criticizing their government.” In some countries such as Thailand you can be imprisoned for up to fifteen years for speaking badly about the government. In the U.S. we are very lucky to be given the freedom of speech to speak freely however we might like. Although, freedom isn’t truly a human right after all. To truly be free means that you don’t have to obey rules given by the government and officials. So to be totally free we wouldn’t be restricted to do certain things. Instead we aren’t allowed to do absolutely anything but rather only a few things instead. Nobody is ever truly free so to
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