The Bill Of Rights Of The United States

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The Bill of Rights was passed because concepts such as freedom of religion, speech, equal treatment, and due process of law were deemed so important that, barring a Constitutional Amendment, not even a majority should be allowed to change them. Rule of law is a principle under which all persons, institutions, and entities are accountable to laws that are: publicly promulgated, equally enforced, independently adjudicated, and consistent with international human rights principles. The United States, as a democratic republic, derives ultimate authority and power from the citizens and runs the government through elected officials. Our elected officials follow the same rule of law as the people they govern, and it is the electorate’s hope that the laws they enforce are inevitably followed. However, this is not always the case, and during the thirty-seventh presidency of the United States, the people’s trust of our executive office was shaken by a corrupt Nixon administration and its scandalous ways.
On June 17,1972, American politics changed forever, leaving many Americans questioning their leaders and looking deeper into the presidency of their country. That Saturday morning, several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic National Committee inside the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. These individuals were caught attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents, all in connection to president Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign. There are still
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