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  • Basic Freedoms Of Life
    477 words
    America was built on freedom. Freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, freedom to do just about anything you want within the law. America's law was designed to protect and preserve these freedoms. The reason the United States of America came to exist was because the colonists fled Great Britain to get back the freedoms that were taken away from them by the Monarchy. The pact the Founding Fathers made with the citizens to guarantee their freedom forever was the Constitution, whose...
  • Majority Rules And Limited Government
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    DEFINING DEMOCRACY Democracy is defined as rule by the people. It is the form of government that our country chooses to use. There are five main parts to our democratic form of government: individual rights, freedom, equality, majority rules, and limited government. These five main parts are essential to keep our nation in balance. Each one relates to the other by making the latter possible. This essay will elaborate, illustrate and exemplify each part, it will also explain how they are interdep...
  • Limits On The Rights Of The Citizens
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    Lina Sandoval English 1 A-Mr. VothAugust 26, 2000 RESPONSE TO TAKING RIGHTS SERIOUSLY After reading the essay "Taking Rights Seriously" by Ronald Dworkin, I realized that I don't really pay any particular attention to our rights or even the limits to them. I didn't even know there was a dispute of what particular rights we as citizens have. Dworkin says that "the Government will have the last word on what an individual's rights are, because its police will do what its officials and courts say". ...
  • Police In Iran
    257 words
    Watching the movie, Not Without My Daughter, made be realise how different the cultures of the world really are. Seeing what was happening to the mother and the daughter, to me, was crazy, but it was the Muslim way. In any country, the father would have been arrested, but not in Iran. The father was the ruler, and made all the decisions. Iran is an extremely male dominant country, and personally, I think it isn't right. The women there have no rights or freedoms, and they are considered property...
  • Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms
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    Canadian Charter of Rights Introduction: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one of the most important ingredients of the Canadian Constitution. By having the Charter entrenched in the Constitution there is an added sense of security, because every level of government must act within its constraints. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms has dynamically transformed the face of Canada by ensuring that no-one persons rights are infringed without justification. Fundamental Freedoms: The Cha...
  • Zundel's Rights Of Freedom Of Speech
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    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is being cited more frequently as a basis for Canadian lawsuits. One such case that has received much attention in the Canadian, as well as International spotlight is that of Ernst Zundel. Mr. Zundel contends that Government parties denied him his freedom of speech as protected under the Charter. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Mr. Zundel's claim by exploring the contrasting principles that apply to his case. Furthermore, this paper will evalu...
  • Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms
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    Ignorance, pride, hatred and a disregard for the wellbeing of others in society. These are the seeds allowing the roots of activities promoting racial discrimination to sprout. Out of that, comes the growth of a fearful social epidemic, in which uneducated persons put their destructive thoughts and viewpoints into action. These criminal activities have been dubbed Hate Crimes and have plagues society as far back as one can remember. Hate Crimes, in varying degrees, can consist of something as mi...
  • Freedom Of Speech
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    The Corruption of Power The United States Constitution reads: '. congress shall make no law respecting... or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; ... ' (1st Amendment, 1791). The declaration gives one reason to believe that they are free in a country such as this, with 'the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,' (Declaration of Independence, 1776) otherwise known as property. However, there is more behind freedom than just right...
  • Needs As Rights
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    INTRODUCTION Is poor citizen a contradiction in term Can we truly speak of a person as complete citizen if he strives day and night for his survival in poverty Can such a person exercise the rights granted to him by the virtue of his membership to the community Does not the term poverty suggest the failure of social citizenship rights This concise essay will attempt to briefly answer these questions. In order to be able to sufficiently answer these questions, we need to briefly examine citizensh...
  • Fight For Freedom Of Expression
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    One sentence that summarizes economics is, "there's no such thing as a free lunch". Sure, anyone can have a lunch and not pay for it, but it still is not free. Everything costs something to someone. Even if you don't pay for your lunch, someone will, whether it be your lunch partner, the restaurant manager, the owner, or the people who supply the raw materials to make that food. Everything acquired by a person or a community is accompanied by a price, monetary or not. Jaime Fox said, "Ain't noth...
  • Criminal Limitations On Freedom Of Speech
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    The War of Freedom of Expression 'Taking on anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers in the sanctified courtroom environment is like responding to someone who calls your mother a prostitute. By defending you raise the question that maybe she really was' Anonymous source drawn from We iman and Win, 1986. The right to freedom of expression can be described as a war. It is a war that has lasted for centuries and may last for centuries more. It is a war between freedom of expression and social intolerance...
  • Dream Of Freedom
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    Following A Dream Toward Freedom Freedom was and still is the dream of every American. Freedom is defined as the liberty of choice or action, self-determination of rational beings, the right to enjoy privileges of membership or citizenship, and independence. The natural rights of all men have been stated as 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ' In order for freedom to exist, people must take on the responsibility to pursue and maintain their dream. The dream of freedom requires people ...
  • Issue Regarding Same Sex Marriages
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    Should same sex marriages be legal? Same-sex marriages have been very controversial since becoming an issue in Canada regarding the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Several people state that same-sex marriages should be legal, while others disagree, saying it should not be permitted. There have been many debates and inquiries about this issue for several years; the MP's and Parliament will finally settle the problem within the next year or so. Many are in favour of legalizing same-sex ma...
  • Restraints On Freedom Of Action
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    Freedoms are rights of individuals, and according to Webster it's a state in which somebody is able to act and live as he or she chooses, without being subject to any, or to any undue, restraints and restrictions. As, an American we say we " re free, but are we. But in the beginning we fought for our freedom, can we still be fighting. In the beginning we fought for our freedom, and we wrote the Declaration of Independence, a document in American history used by the 13 British North American colo...
  • Basic Freedoms Of Life
    416 words
    Is freedom really free? America was built on freedom. Freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, and freedom to do just about anything you want within the law. America's law was designed to protect and preserve these freedoms. So is this freedom really free? Sure, but there is a price to go along with it. The pact the Founding Fathers made with the citizens to guarantee their freedom forever was the Constitution, whose first ten Amendments are called The Bill of Rights. The Bill of...
  • Second Amendment Of The Bill Of Rights
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    Both France and the United States have a Bill of Rights. Both documents list rights of the individual. The United States Constitution Bill of Rights, the French Rights of Man, and the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights all share one set purpose. They all were created in the best interest of the citizens to ensure freedom and equality throughout a nation. In this essay, I will compare the similarities between three important U.S. Bill of Rights Amendments with others written in the French...
  • Favor Of Responsible Freedom Of Speech
    653 words
    In the First Amendment to the Constitution, amongst other things it guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of association (assembly). However, everywhere you turn today there is some group trying to take some god given right away from us. Freedom of speech is a right that we, as Americans, fought long and hard for two hundred years ago. It was the idea of our founding fathers that it is every man or womans right to say what he or she wishes without being persecuted for i...
  • Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms
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    Mr. Keegstra was a high school teacher in the small Alberta town of Eck ville, where he also acted as mayor for a short duration. Mr. Keegstra had toiled in obscurity as a social studies teacher until is dismissal in 1982 after allegations that his teachings were highly anti-semetic, referring to Jews as subversive, sadistic, money loving, etc. As well, Keegstra denied the holocaust and reinforced his views by giving grades to those who agreed with his teachings. If they failed to agree, their m...
  • Cultural And Economic Rights
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    Every one has human rights. they can be civil, political, social, cultural, or economic rights. Civil and political rights are also called first generation rights. These rights give an individual the right to protect them selves from the government. They can there for participate in free speech, voting and fair trial. They include, the right to life, the right from slavery, the right to marry and have a family, freedom of opinion and expression, freedom to leave and return to ones country, freed...
  • Increased Security Measures
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    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. -Preamble of the U.S. Constitution Suppressing ideas of any kind is an extremist position contrary to the philosophy of the US constitution and the political and philosophi...

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