What do Freedom and Justice Mean to me?

Essay by Anonymous UserHigh School, 12th gradeA, March 2008

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Freedom and justice are the words our nation is shaped around. Our constitution believes in freedom of speech and the right to a fair trail. I believe these are two examples of freedom and justice shaping our nation. As a country we stand together, united, because of our constitution.

Freedom is the right to be able to do as you please unless it interferes with the rights of others. My freedom is very important to me because it gives me the right to speak my personal thoughts. This is important to me because it gives me the right to speak out against something that offends me or to protect something that others would abolish. I believe that our freedom is what shapes this country. It has given everyone the right of freedom of speech, along with the right to vote. Without these important rights, we would not have the personal lifestyles we do today.

In this present time we are able to speak our beliefs, as long as we do not offend others or invade there personal freedom. Before the constitution was written or put into our lives, strikes were dealt with harshly and many people could be, and were imprisoned for their beliefs. The exception to our freedom is speaking out negatively against our country. Our country is called the land of the free and we should not talk poorly about the rights we have. Some countries, for example, Sudan, suffer harsh wars and poor governing because they do not have such strongly enforced laws, or rights as we are privilaged with. The Rosenberg's are a great example of two people that abused their freedom. They spoke to the Russian government and gave them our top secret files, which was not their own personal right. Freedom is a...