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Persuasive Essay On The Bill Of Rights

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“A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference” (Thomas Jefferson). Although the constitution was the most detailed document to have been created it still contained some flaws. It elaborated on the limitations of the government but what it did not specify is what the government was not capable of doing. The people wanted to ensure that central government would not have the opportunity to overpower their freedoms in the future and could only do so by the creation of the first ten amendments in the constitution. The Bill of Rights is meant to serve the citizens of the United States and provide guidelines for the justice system. Amendments such as the fourth and eighth continue to be involved in everyday life for citizens and police forces. Citizens should choose to learn about their rights since it applies to their daily lives. A person could be in their home or in their car and they still have rights. The fourth amendment states, The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized (LII Staff, 2010). This means that citizens of the United States are protected from being unreasonably searched and this
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