Blog #1

internet12 The U.S has 27 amendments that give us our freedom and liberty. The Bill Of Rights are the first 10 amendments that were ratified in 1971 giving us rights like freedom of speech, assembly, and worship. The Constitution are the fundamental laws that outline principles, structures and process of governments. Amendments are all articles within the U.S constitution. The four amendments that I believe are the top four are the first, fourth, fifteenth, and nineteenth. The first amendment is ” 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.” This gives us the right to practice the religion of our choice, the right to express our own voice, gives us the right to assemble, and question our own government. Without this amendment we would be citizens without a voice. If we didn’t have a voice we would have a completely different form of government it wouldn’t be anything like how it is now. The fourth amendment is “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” This amendment gives us privacy and lets our personal belongings stay safe unless a warrant is issued against us, the invasion of privacy is something that is frequently violated in the U.S. The fourteenth amendment gives us equality not only on a state level but also on a federal level no state can make a law that can change our immunities. This also limits states on what laws they can pass because it can’t go against any particular race or any particular person. The nineteenth amendment states “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” This means that no one can be rejected the chance to vote based on their gender, allowing men and women to vote equally. If a twenty-eight amendment were to be created I would want it to be privacy through technology. Lately privacy through cyberspace is something that is debated. Everyone deserves privacy even when using technology. You hear many things now a days saying that the government listens to your calls, knows where you are, read your messages and e-mail, and know who you talk to. Everyone deserves to keep their information to themselves and not having the government breathing over your shoulder anytime you’re using a form of social media, or any form of technology.