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Throughout the history of this great country America has been faced with a immense problem on where the line should be drawn on matters concerning the government This has arisen from the foundation on which the Americans fought the British for equal and personal freedom in the American Revolution To this day the rights that were established as guarantees in the Constitution Bill of Rights and the Constitutional Amendments must still be defined as different situations arise Now my topic is mainly concerning the 1st Amendment Rights As a minority in a society that still holds some prejudice equal and personal rights are something I take extremely seriously Things such as whether or not Im going to be discriminated because of my skin color Ethnicity in the business world or just in a restaurant What I will use as an example is the censorship of the exhibit Sensations at the Brooklyn Museum and the drive by mayor Guliani to pull public funding The opposing groups that the exhibit concerns is the artist and the Catholics So how far should the right of expression be allowed to reach if its causing depiction and diminishment for another Now even though this is a very recent example the fight for rights has been fought and developed in the colonial period In the years of 1607-1787 the British colonists lived under a government that centuries-old limitations on its power shown with the Magna Carta of 1215 which placed the king under the rule of law In the United States the charter of Jamestown colony guaranteed the same rights to British colonists in America with the same rights liberties and privileges of English subjects-just as if they had been born and were living there Now jumping to this century the struggle to define the reach and amount of power that the government should have has been on going for quite sometime The reason its so important is
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