The And The Bill Of Rights

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The two sources of rights and fundamental principles found in the United States’ legal system as outlined by the text. Liberties and Rights what are the different between the two. Both of these words are in the Declaration of Independences and the Bill of Rights. These two words always been blurred, when it comes to their distinction. However, in today laws the words used interchangeable. However, they do example two different kinds of guaranteed protections. Supreme Court Judge Felix Frankfurter stated that “It’s is a fair summary of Constitutional history that landmarks of our liberties have often been forged in case involving not very nice people” (UShistory.org, 2016).

Civil liberties are political liberties that give you protections against government actions (USHistory.org, 2016). Like, the Bill of Rights First Amendment. Freedom of religion, which gives people the right to practices whatever religion they like. Government, than, cannot interfere (Handler, 1994). Therefore, the First Amendment gives people “liberty” from the actions of the government stepping in. Civil Rights are all the rights the law gives a person. Constitutional or Statutory guaranties against discrimination due to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, or disability (Handler, 1994). The way government try to counterbalances this right are the “majority rule” but it is funny how democracy it often finds minorities out voted.

Most people feel that civil rights and liberties are…

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