Liberty Definition Essay

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Liberty - the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one 's way of life, behavior, or political views. Even with a definition what is liberty exactly? And that where the trouble begins because there are dozens of definitions. The problem is we mix the “actual” definition with our own perception but none of them mean the same thing. Since we don’t think the same way and we conceptualized life differently, the definition of liberty is based upon opinion such as beauty standards. In the American culture, liberty is the epitome. Patrick Henry is quoted “Give me liberty or give death”. Do we think of liberty as justice or freedom? Freedom is the power or right to act and justice the process…show more content…
A famous case, Miranda v. Arizona was a taken to the Supreme Court that ended in a majority 5-4 decision from the Justices. This case particularly focused on the fifth amendment right; which is, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces or in militia". I 'm laymen terms, you don 't have to answer or do anything that can or could possibly incriminate yourself. The defendant in this case was arrested by the FBI, interrogated, and forced to sign statements without any right to counsel. With that, he was held for five days without right to counsel. After reading this case, it made me wonder if plea deals and other tactics law enforcement uses to get defendants to say their guilty violate their fifth amendment. Majority of the prisoners we have in our system are on plea deals and are strongly pushed towards plea deals because "their sentence will be shorter". With that being said majority of our prisons are from low socioeconomic classes with public defenders so they can 't afford a lawyer that will go that extra mile. Maybe this a strong hunch but are plea deals against our fifth amendment? Can our society ever be just or is justice for all possible? Realistically speaking, no because we don’t like in a utopian society. I believe it depends on
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