The Constitution Of The United States

987 Words Nov 20th, 2015 4 Pages
In our society today, we have many rights that are guaranteed to us by the Constitution. In the setting of the book 1984 written by George Orwell most if not all of an individual’s rights have been taken away by the government. Without the rights that we are guaranteed by the Constitution, the people cannot have individual freedom or any freedom at all. The lack of freedom also makes a functional democracy impossible. In the Constitution of the United States there are twenty-seven amendments that guarantee the people certain rights that the government cannot legally take away or violate. The first of those amendments, which is possibly the most important out of all the amendments states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances” (Constitution). This makes sure that the people and the press has the right of speech. As shown by Orwell, without the right of free speech almost all of a person’s basic freedom. The people are restricted to say what the government wants them to say and if the say otherwise there are serious consequences. This takes the ability of a person to act on their own away and helps ensure that the government will stay in control. The first amendment also applies to the press. If the press isn’t free to report the truth and they…
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