The US gives it peoples many rights that certain countries do not give to their people. explain? Format: Research Essay using MLA Format

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United States of America- the country of freedom and the country of opportunities. The US Constitution provides for a Bill of Rights that has many natural and civil rights in it. The United States Legal System guarantees various rights to their citizens that citizens of other countries do not have. Although I was not born in America, my life is still positively affected being a permanent resident of the United States. It is the best legal system that guarantees its people their natural rights and liberties. While, unfortunately, many other countries refuse to grant their people natural and fundamental rights.

First of all, I am able to freely practice my religion. People do not discriminate against me because I am of a different race, color, religion or social origin.

But people in other countries like Saudi Arabia people are restricted to follow any religion other than Islam and officially, non-Muslims were free to worship privately but in October 1999 and January 2000, according to the U.S.

State Department, two Filipino Christian services were raided by the mutawwa'in, the state-financed religious police known as the Committee to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice. Thirteen people were arrested the first time and another sixteen persons in January; all were deported. Saudi officials reportedly said that the services had too many participants to be considered private. ("Human Rights Developments in Saudi Arabia").

It is absurd to impose on an individual or a society rights that are alien to its beliefs or principles. I think that it is gravely inequitable for a country to not allow their people to practice their own religion. Religion offers us the reasons for natural phenomenon, dreams, the beginning of the world and the place in it. The US gives me the right to practice my religion freely...