Why the set of freedom rights included int the Bill of Rights are the most important rights.

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Essay on the Constitution

"The basis of a democratic state is liberty." It is because I agree with Aristotle when he states this that the amendments that deal with freedom of the people are the most important amendments. This is the reason that if only three amendments remain, they should all be based on freedoms. The strongest of these amendments on freedom include the first amendment, the fourth amendment, and the thirteenth amendment. The United States of America is based and centered on freedoms and those freedoms must be upheld in order to maintain the legitimacy of the United States.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin once stated this for a reason, and that reason still stands. The first amendment is that of the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petitioning the government. These are the most important freedoms that a person can have.

These are the freedoms that separate the United States from the rest of the world. Any government that is more concerned about its security than a person's freedoms does not belong in the United States of America. Also for a democracy to remain effective, the people in it have to be able to obtain and also spread information. Also without these freedoms, the whole society of the United States would crumble.

"Without the fourth amendment, it would allow law enforcement agents to invade your home like cat burglars, violate your rights, steal your security, and plunder your property." When Steve Dasbach states this, you come to a brutal realization. If the fourth amendment was removed, then the government could search anything you had for no reason. Can you imagine walking down the street, then having the police stop you and search...