Essay on Freedom In America
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America is the universal symbol of freedom. But is it really free? Does the history of the United States stay true to the ideas of our forefathers? Or has the definition been altered to fit American policies? Has freedom defined America? Or has America defined freedom? I believe America was at first defined by freedom, then after time, America defined freedom, altering the definition to fit the niche it fits in, but still keeping key components so it still seems to be staying true to the ideas of America’s founding fathers.
When the colonists from England came to America to escape religious and social prosecution, political constrains, and economic hardship, they had a utopia of freedom in mind, which they did set up in the new…show more content…
The freedoms offered included a wide spectrum, not limited like the present day. The freedom was free.
As the United States matured, it noticed the growing problems and loopholes of this freedom as its citizens took too much advantage it. The solution? Limit their rights and freedoms. So now our rights are still available to an extent, and our freedoms fenced in to a degree which it is still bearable. But is it still free? Kind of, but not quite. America has manipulated and shaved off parts of our freedom and rights.
Our rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, has been hollowed out. Student press in schools can have reports censored by the school and equipment confiscated by the administration because the First Amendment, supporting the freedom of the press does not apply student reports who fall under the supervision of the education system’s administrative branch, who have total power over the student newspaper. Our freedom of speech and privacy are not even close to what they promise. For reasons such as national security, the government can censor, retain, deny, or even manipulate selected pieces of information. Saying keywords on the phone or in emails that monitoring agencies are looking for can give them clearance to investigate your intentions. Privacy, once thought to be a guaranteed right, is actually only able to be enforced by those who choose to.
With the recent conflict in Iraq and terrorism on United States soil,
Essay about My Definition of Freedom
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The constitution of the United States of America gives me the right to freedom because I am a United States citizen. I consider "freedom" to be my right to express myself in any way I choose. Freedom is defined as "having liberty of action or thought, independent". "Self-governed or not controlled by an outside party" is another definition of freedom. Freedom has a different meaning to each individual thus making it hard to find a clear concise definition.
When referring to freedom these words are often associated with freedom: Liberty, independence, sovereignty, autonomy, privilege, immunity, and indulgence. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and justice. Independence is…show more content…
The government can however reprimand a person for misuse of their right to freedom of speech. Freedom of expression is also grated by the constitution by there are laws prohibiting indecent exposure. This law places limits on the freedom of expression. The government has decided that people are allowed to express themselves however they see fit with in the guideline the laws have set for the citizens. If I person chooses to express themselves outside the set boundaries they will have to pay the consequences.
If I had to determine a formula to determine freedom I would begin with a persons right to have many choices. In the United States a person has many choices. In everyday life people choose to go to school, to eat breakfast, and to get married. People also make bad choices like to shoplift, to drive a plane into the World Trade Center, or to drown their children. When people make decisions they have to take liability or responsibility for their actions or choices. If a mother decides to drown her children then she has to take responsibility for her actions. I made the choice to go to college. I now have to take the responsibility of going to class, doing my assignments and paying my tuition. Along with taking responsibility for my choice to attend college I have to deal with the consequences that come along with my choice. My consequences could be good in that I’m getting an education and preparing myself for the workforce someday. The mother who