Persuasive Essay On The Bill Of Rights

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“Religion is like a pair of shoes… Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.” -George Carlin. Religion; the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. To this day, individuals have the right to practice a religion of their choice. The government allows it as long as they do not others force others to participate. I strongly believe and support this freedom we have, and would not force it upon others. Over my life, so far, I’ve been raised as a person who follows a religion and have been taught why is it important to do so. However, not everybody feels the same way about religion as I do. There are many important documents that the government has created, one of the most important ones being the Bill of Rights. This document is composed of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution and grants citizens their basic rights (“Bill of Rights of the United States of America (1791)”). The First amendment contains the establishment clause, which prevents any state from favoring one religion or from forcing a belief in any one religion (Cunningham, 2017). This amendment, however, only applies to restrictions imposed by the government, since the First and Fourteenth amendment both refer to government action (Volokh, 2017).These rights are crucial to human kind because they allow individuals to express themselves freely. Although, there are certain limitations a person needs to follow to retain them. Similarly,
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