Importance Of Individual Liberties In The Bill Of Rights Essay

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“A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse”--- Thomas Jefferson December 20, 1787. The founders believed that the bill of rights was written to give the people a document that stated their individual liberties. Furthermore, they felt that it was extremely important that the government went by exactly what was stated in the documents. In regards to the general welfare and security, the government has the bargain with the Founding Fathers on the importance of the individual liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights in many ways. One example of our government compromising on the liberties in the bill of rights is freedom of speech. In concerns of the Bill of Rights, the term “freedom of speech” doesn’t really means the people are 100 % free to say whatever they want. If this was the case, most things would be very different. For instance, in the Washington Redskins trademark case, their name “Redskin” is offensive to Asian-Americans. Some of that race could take it in their consideration to sue this team for the provocative name. they are able to sue and make an argument or, in other words, a “ case” on this because of the first amendment. This is evident in the first amendment when it…show more content…
For this reason, the government can’t ban guns. However, they can impose certain limitations on what guns you can buy. Also, where you buy the guns from, when you buy them from, and who has access to them. In further explanation of the concept of who has access to them, the government has the right as well to prevent citizens such as convicted felons. This is apparent in the second amendment when it states, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be

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