Civil Rights And The Bill Of Rights

1280 Words Nov 24th, 2016 6 Pages
The concept of rights and liberties worldwide is a luxury that all countries do not have and are not given to them. In America the people have the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that enumerate their inalienable rights. In the State of Texas there is also a constitution and a Bill of Rights for the people. One of the most important rights in the Texas Bill of Rights in the constitution is Article 1 Section 3 and 3a titled Equality and Equality Under the Law.
There are differences between civil rights and civil liberties. According to Webster dictionary a civil rights is a nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially: the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to United States citizens by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress. An example of a civil right would be if a person was working at a company and was up for promotion. The bill of rights protects that person from being discriminated against based upon race, age, ethnicity, or religion. Webster dictionary also states that civil liberty is freedom from arbitrary governmental interference (as with the right of free speech) specifically by denial of governmental power and in the United States especially as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. An example of a civil liberty would be if a person wanted to go on TV and state their opinion on something and the government told them that they were not allowed to do so. The difference between the two is that a civil right is to make sure everyone…
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