• Civil liberty are citizen’s freedom to exercise customary rights such as freedom of speech without government interference. • In U.S. this right are guaranteed by the laws of the country commonly known as the Bill of Rights. • For instance the government in U.S cannot interfere in an individuals freedom of worship or freedom of speech. • Civil liberties are rooted in the Bills of Rights which limits the power of the government. • Civil liberty are established for the good of the community.
Either way you look at, equality has a lot of powerful meanings in this document. They truly succeeded to write an inspirational document in which all the rights that every nation should have are highlighted. In the Declaration of Independence, the notion of equality refers to a conception of human dignity. Human beings by nature have no authority over others. To summarize, they knew what political principles and considerations they were trying to raise.
Civil liberties were written into the constitution as the Bill of Rights. These were the freedoms that Americans felt extremely strong that they were fundamental from the government and they may not take them away from the people. The civil liberties are written into the constitution as the first ten amendments. Liberties protect citizens from improper governmental action. An ex-ample is the 4th amendment, which is the right of the people to be secure in their houses and that papers against unreasonable searches and seizures are not to be violated.
With the Amendments established our freedoms like the first amendment Freedom of expression which states “the First Amendment means that government has no power to restrict expression because of its message, its ideas, its subject matter, or its content” as said by Thurgood Marshall. As shown by the statement Americans can go against the ideals of anyone without being censored or be threatened by the government. We have more freedoms such as religion, Assembly, and freedom of petition with due said america is built on the rights of the people making Americans “Free”.
He defined his freedom as in, have a peaceful and nonviolent protest. His definition of freedom is that people have their right as individuals to express their feelings. It corresponds in the guideline as in they are expressing their right to detest the government. He has guideline since it defined who they are as a group and as individuals. Ghonim also writes, “Try as much as possible not to disturb traffic.
Our freedoms must be protected and this right gives us the freedom that we deserve to be a part of this system and to have a say in our governance. This right can do so many things for our democracy and our society if we become well informed citizens, we gain power, the power to impact and change the government for the better. Freedom to obtain official information is the freedom to gain shared power. I believe we should all be free to access power in our government and society and knowledge gives us the ability to do
In the preamble it also stated “secure the blessing to ourselves and are posterity”. That means it saves our blessings of our hard earned rights and keeps us free and from a tyranny government. This part in the Constitution means to me that the government can not turn into a dictatorship under the Constitution.
Freedom of religion is another right that is very important. People have the right to practice their religion or not practice any religion. Freedom of religion makes living in the U.S. more comfortable due to the fact that in other countries everyone has to follow one religion. Freedom of protesting is another right that the first amendment grants us. Protests help people get together for a cause and even if it good or bad it should be allowed because we were given the right to protest.
Galloway explains that free speech is the underlying foundation of a democratic government and allows discussions on important issues and provides access to information which develops an informed society and encourages the prevailing of truth. While it is ensured by the Constitution, freedom of speech is not an absolute right as the Parliament is allowed to enact laws to restrict it, especially when it involves hate speech. There is no universally agreed definition for hate speech but the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Recommendation 97(20) stated that hate speech covers ‘all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other
For better or worse, we are inextricably linked to the media. We are now living a media culture and its influence is becoming very pervasive (Mohd Hamdan Adnan 2003) There is one law in Malaysia that protects media freedom, Article 10 of the Constitution. It also notes that there are limits to this freedom, and these limits are, generally, defined by the Government. Media freedom is defined the freedom of communicating and expressing through media including various electronic media and published materials. Freedom of the press is essential to democracy, but like other freedoms, it may also complicate the governing process.