Friday, September 19, 2008

From Toast

The freedoms I cherish the most are the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, rights in criminal proceedings, and the right against unreasonable searches and seizures. The freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition is very important because people should be able to practice what ever religion they want without the government choosing for them. You should be able to say what you want in speech or in writing. I you don’t like something you should have the right to protest against it to get what you want. When you are accused of being a criminal, you should be able to get a fair hearing and be allowed a lawyer. If there is a witness, the witness should be allowed to defend you. You should be able to protect your privacy from the government and the police. They should not be allowed to do an unreasonable search of your property without a good reason.

One amendment I would take away is the one that states “no soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.” If the government had a good enough reason to put a soldier in a home or building, then they should be allowed to put him there. Another amendment I would give up is the right to bear arms. You don’t need a weapon in your home. When are you going to use it? If there is a robbery, the robber won’t have a weapon so you won’t need one. I you have a weapon at home it might just tempt you to use it for unnecessary causes. The last amendment I would take away is the amendment that states that all states can be independent to all others. This one isn’t important because we are the United States of America. I we are united then we don’t need different laws and different governments. We should all be ruled by the same government.

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