The citizens in Brave New World are under total control since everything is censored from what they read, to what they see, and how they react. (Ch.2 Pgs. 28-36) Unlike the people in Brave New World, today's people are told we have the rights to basic things such as our bill of right’s which highlights key things that America needs in order for it to have it’s freedom and help us not get to the point we’ve seen in Brave New World. The American people unlike the people in Brave New World aren’t taught in their sleep through the process of hynopædia,(Pg. 33-36) leaving their people not able to think for themselves or think for themselves.
The people in North Korea can not leave their country without the regime’s permission (so no freedom of movement). They also can’t criticize the leadership there or you and your family will “disappear” from society and end up in a political prison camp. The right to freedom of speech has been going on for a long time. 399 BC to be exact, when a Greek philosopher Socrates was persecuted for an early argument promoting free speech. Every single person has their own opinion.
The constitution including its amendments is considered the “supreme law of the land”. The constitution has been enhanced by being steadily challenged to further interpret the meaning. These test come through many different legal cases that are brought to the Supreme Court; for example. The first amendment states “Congress shall make no law…prohibiting…or abridging the freedom of speech…” Though there are restrictions on a person’s first amendment rights, in the Hazlewood v. Kuhlmeier case this amendment was challenge when students of the school newspaper believed their rights were taken away by the principal because two pages of articles were deleted from the paper. As usual, the school newspaper, The Spectrum, was given to Robert Reynolds
Logos, the most important of all appeals, provides a logic to an argument by providing “reason an evidence to support claims” (Lunsford et al). The entire seventh and eighth paragraphs of The Ballot or the Bullet is an appeal to logic. X explains how the fight for civil rights holds no candle to the fight for human rights. Civil rights are unique to the US and cannot be fought for by anyone other than Americans, because outsiders have no say in how the US government works or what rights are bestowed (X 2). However, all humans my fight for and defend human rights.
“Susan B. Anthony: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” (Cayton, 637) These words were main ground of the whole movement; voting rights should not signify by sex but by nationality. This amendment eventually failed during that time, and every suffragist began to promote this Anthony Amendment at the end of each
The 14th amendment completely rewrites the whole constitution and deems the slaves as full citizens of the United States. This amendment also undoes the ruling of the Dred Scott case which states that no black man has any rights that any white man should recognize. Even with this amendment being passed only two states explicitly allowed black men to vote, Tennessee and Iowa. Eventually because many white men began to find loop holes in letting the black men vote the 15th amendment was passed. The new 15th amendment states a list of reasons that a state cannot allow an individual to vote.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech”. Some people in today’s time would argue the first amendment is one of the most important listed in the Bill of Rights. Many forms of speech are protected by the first amendment that one wouldn’t think would be such as flag burning and “adult videos”. Over the years there have been many different court cases that have debated and fought the forms of speech that are protected. Many people in society treat speech differently and this is given in the United States because there are such diverse groups throughout the nation.
“It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” ― Harvey Milk. Discrimination runs through the veins of every person. It has existed since the beginning of human civilization.
On January 22 of 1973, the Supreme Court ruled abortion as a fundamental right. Forty-five years later, many people still take a stance as Pro-Life and don’t believe that abortion is a right. Though the reason for why people have different standpoints on this topic could seemingly be endless, the main roots of this argument are based on differences in morality, legality, and religious viewpoints. Despite the mass protests that have occurred, nothing has changed regarding the laws on abortion. The most recent shock to the people regarding the topic of abortion was when President Trump was pictured with six other men signing a ban on federal funding for international groups that provide information on abortions.
What makes the supreme court unique? The Supreme Court is different than any other court. In a Supreme court case, no filming or photography is allowed. Uniquely, the Supreme court deals with meanings of the constitution and in present day, they release all their decisions in June, to end their year of jury. In the 1950’s, however, decisions in the court weren’t released in June, but cases were looked over very carefully before the court reached a verdict.
Surprisingly, even though the court’s decision suggests to maintain the status quo; the exact opposite happened. According to Sutton (2008), public outcry became so overwhelming that almost every state changed their funding formula. In essence, while the federal government refused to do anything about the injustice; local state government corrected the issue in accordance with the aim of the Tenth
You Have the Right to Remain Silent..., sound familiar, this is the first of the Miranda Rights. Miranda Rights are the rights that any person who is taken into police custody is entitled to. As stated in the sixth amendment, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial,...” this means that anyone taken into custody by authorities has the right to a trial to prove themselves either innocent or guilty. Some questions people might ask about the Miranda Rights are, “Why is it important for people to have their Miranda Rights read to them while they are being questioned by police?”, and “Why do people have the right to remain silent?”, or “Why should they have a right to have a lawyer present when they are being questioned?” These are all very good questions. It is important for the people taken to be questioned to have their Miranda Rights read to them.
They all stated that we as American’s should not worry about the government looking into our business if we have nothing to hide. However, on June 12, 2013 Rand Paul explained the importance best when he stated” In the United States, we are supposed to have a government that is limited with its parameters established by our constitution. This notion that the federal government can monitor everyone’s phone data is a major departure from how Americans have traditionally viewed the role of the government. If this is acceptable practice, as the white house and many in both parties now say it is, then there are literally no constitutional protections that can be guaranteed anymore to citizens. In the name of security, the Constitution has become negotiable.” Because of this, the American