Rights and Freedoms

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POS – 301 January 15, 2013 Mr. Elliott Rights and Freedoms What would it be like if we as American citizens did not have any rights or freedoms? Thankfully we will never have to worry about thanks in regards to our founding fathers and the Bill of Rights. In this essay I will discuss which freedom in the First Amendment to the Constitution is most relevant to me personally. I will also analyze and discuss the significance of the Bill of Rights and subsequent notable amendments to the U.S. democracy. Finally, I will discuss the process for amending the Constitution and give my opinion on whether it is a “fair” process or not. The First Amendment The freedom guaranteed to me in the First Amendment to the Constitution that is most…show more content…
I believe that the process for amending the Constitution is as fair as it can possible be. Congress is put in place by “we” the people so any amendment that they propose would seem to be what is in the best interest of the people. I think that it is good that the proposed amendment has to be issued to each state for ratification. What is good for one state is not necessarily good for all the states. Each state gets a chance to approve or deny the proposal and the majority wins, so to speak. If enough states vote to amendment a part of the Constitution I think that it is probably in the best interest of every

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