The Constitution of the United States was written as a set of rules forthis country. Many of the “rules” have helped the country stay in order, but agreat many have been abused and taken out of context. Three provisions in theConstitution that are important to my individual rights and liberties arefreedom of speech, freedom to vote, and that all people should be treatedequally. These rights represent what is important to me and what I believe in. Freedom of speech is an important right to me. It is found under Amendment oneof the Constitution.
I am a very outspoken person and I like to speak my mind onissues of all kind. The country I was born in did not guarantee freedom ofspeech. People could be arrested or even killed for expressing their opinion. My parents tell me of some things they went through just to express theirthoughts.
Those stories have made me appreciate the right to speak without fearof being punished by the government. The writer s of the Constitution wantedpeople to feel safe that they could express their thoughts, but they did notmean that a pornography store should be allowed to do business a few blocks frompublic schools. I myself like speaking and telling other people what I think isright and what I think is wrong, but the well being of the public has to betaken into consideration. The freedom of speech insures me that right to speakout.
When I turn eighteen, I am permitted to vote for people representing mystate. I actively watch the news and think about politics. With all thecorruption and “bad politics”, the wrong people have forced some of the “good”people out of the government. I feel the right to vote is an important right tome because it lets me to put better people in the government. It also lets medecide who I want to run in office what people should be in office. Manycountries do not elect their government officials.
In the United States whenyou turn eighteen, you pick what’s best for the country. In the preamble to the Constitution it states “We the people of theUnited States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice” Thephrase “establish justice” means ensure equality for all Americans. The foundersof the Constitution wanted a country where all people were equal, and weretreated equal. But the country is a long way from that.
Equality is a thingthat would make this country great. The Constitution is a guidance of allAmericans. It states the laws, the rules, procedure the United States should goin. Freedom of speech, the right to vote, and equality are the most importantprovisions to me. If these ideas from the Constitution were taken into contextand understood for what they really meant, the United States would be a muchbetter place.