Civil Liberties And Civil Rights

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Shruti Patel Mrs Sharifian Federal Government 30 September 2017
1 Civil Liberties vs. Civil Rights
2 Civil Liberties are basic rights and freedoms that we are guaranteed by the government.
You can find them in the Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. Civil liberties are liberties that we as Americans feel safe to interpret on the daily basis. 3 Some civil liberties include, the right
4 for free speech, the right to privacy, the right to remain silent in a police interrogation, the right to be free from unreasonable searches of your home, the right to a fair court trial, the right to marry, and the right to vote. Civil rights are rights for us to be free from treatment that is biased, depending on certain characteristics. Those
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The right to privacy as well is a huge Liberty we take for granted. Police can’t intrude when I am doing something, without reason. The streets I walk on allow me to voice an opinion, allows me to talk about my views on the government, and my religion. Thankfully I have these Liberties. I am not saying that the Civil Rights I am protected by don’t affect me, but not everyone experiences discrimination only in a workplace. As a brown girl in America, of course I have received one form or another of discrimination. Whether it’s from my peers or from my coaches. Things like these, cannot be helped by the government can they? Discrimination happens everywhere, regardless of our “Rights”. You can’t change the way someone treats a certain person if there are no consequences. The liberties I live with only require me. By this I mean, I just have to live out the liberties and be happy with it. The Civil
Rights are based on if another person will follow them when they are with you. There aren’t consequences for us as people when we “don’t follow our freedom of speech”. It’s simply easier to maintain the country when we are given these rights and liberties.
The courts are an important part of the government system. The ideas presented by them, and the justifications made are powers only held by a supreme court. When an individual seems to have a problem with the quality of life, their rights, or other matters, they usually take it up with the court.
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