Civil Liberties And Civil Rights

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Limbu 4 Man Kala Limbu Sherry Sharifian GOVT-2305-71013 29-September-2017 Civil Liberties Vs. Civil Rights Civil liberties are constitutional rights which guarantee individual freedom of all citizens because it restricts the governmental interference from people’s life. 1 Civil liberties are protected under the Bill of Rights. It provides the privacy to all citizens. It provides individual rights such as right to vote, right to free speech, right to keep and bear arms, right to remain silent when interrogated, right to fair court trial, right to own property, right to be protected from unreasonable searches of our house etc. Whereas, Civil rights are the rights of the citizens which provide them with social freedom and equality. It gives the rights such as right to vote fairly, it protect from discrimination, it provide right of fair housing and right to equal pay. Both of them might have different meaning but they play very important for the rights we enjoy today.
Civil liberties and civil rights have quite similar functions because it provides the citizens with its basic rights and freedom. However, Civil liberties as whole protects citizens from governmental actions and their intervention in our daily life and Civil rights includes the actions the government takes to protect its citizen from discrimination. Civil liberties are against the governmental intervention in contrast Civil rights required the government to step in the citizen’s life to protect the people

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