How well do you know about your rights as a person or as a citizen of the United States? Do you know that it is vital to a citizen to know his rights? There are millions of people around the world who became victims of human rights violations. People were killed, imprisoned and tortured simply because they question the unjust system that runs the world. At first, they don’t know what their rights were, and they just accept everything that is thrown at them. Until one day, the people were enlightened and fought for what they think is right for them.
In world history, countries have struggled to fight for their freedom of speech, right to decent abode, right to education, right to a decent wage, and other basic human rights. These people who became victims were able to understand their right and gradually fought for it.
Today, remember what your ancestors fought for. Know your rights; in your workplace, in your school, in your home, in your everyday life. Everything you do, there’s a law associated with it. The only thing you need to do is, to know them and defend them.
What are your rights as a citizen of the United States and as a human being?
In the Constitution, the bill of rights was added in the form of amendments. These amendments are essential to every American individual who wants to protect himself from the interference of the government. These amendments cover the right of every citizen; Faith and expression, guns, criminal rights, fairness and liberty, other civil rights under the state constitution and the right to find a lawyer or free legal services.
Faith and expression are under the first amendment of the bill of rights. In this amendment, the government is restricted to the sets of individual rights. They are freedom of expression (freedom to assemble, speech, free press) and freedom of religion (separation of the state and the church, freedom to choose what religion to believe in)
The second amendment tells everyone that you have the right to carry Arms. The law can be tricky sometimes because even we have this amendment, it has its limitation to who can carry guns. The government enacted a gun control, especially for public safety.
Criminal rights fall under the 4th, 5th, 6th and the 8th amendment and this includes the Police forces. In this amendment, individuals have the right to protect themselves from law enforcement or from facing criminal charges. For instance, the Police can’t search your house without any search warrant or you have the right to remain silent if you are being questioned.
Fairness and liberty fall under the 14th amendment and it extends to the 15th. This amendment shows fairness to individuals with due process of law.
Civil rights in other State Constitution, tells everyone that the listed amendments to the constitution (bill of rights) are not limited on that basis only. Every state has its own state-constitution that extends the value of the bill of rights.
The right to find a lawyer of free legal services is also given to every individual in the United States. If you think your rights have been trampled down, you have the right to speak to a lawyer even if you are poor. A lawyer should explain to you what your condition is, and be able to protect you throughout the process.
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