The Amendment Of The Bill Of Rights

933 Words Oct 20th, 2014 4 Pages
The United States Law Enforcement was founded on government documents that contained laws, which were designed to govern our nation. John Adams once said, “A government of laws, and not of men.” Our government officials cannot commit actions unless they are considered lawful; no one is above the law. This can create conflict with our constitutional amendments, because the law can revoke our civil freedoms. Kathleen Ann Ruane, Legislative Attorney, acknowledges that there are exceptions on the first amendment of the Bill of Rights. Ruane notes that some forms of speech are not protected under this right such as obscenity, child pornography, and threats. We need these laws to keep our nation under control and safe; even if laws can revoke our civil liberties. These restriction need to serve as a moral compass for citizens. Without laws, we would be a nation of chaos and destruction. In order to exercise these necessary laws, law enforcement agencies have been created to enforce them. Courts, police, and corrections have been established in order to enforce law. These agencies consist of trained and educated individuals in the criminal justice field. Police officers are required to attend an academy where they learn, “…state laws, criminal investigations, patrol procedures, firearms training, traffic control, defensive driving, self-defense, first aid and computer skills” (Education Portal). These officers are prepared to deal with any dangerous situations in a safe and…
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