Word Count: 415. Freedom to speak,freedom to choose, freedom to worship, freedom to dojust about anything you want within the law.
Americas lawwas designed to protect and preserve these freedoms. Thereason the United States of America came to exist wasbecause the colonists fled Great Britain to get back thefreedoms that were taken away from them by theMonarchy. The pact the Founding Fathers made with thecitizens to guarantee their freedom forever was theConstitution, whose first ten Amendments are called TheBill of Rights.
The Bill of Rights assures the basic freedomsof life. The right to Life, Liberty, and Prosperity. Incountries where Monarchies and Dictatorships rule, there islittle if any freedom to speak of.
Citizens of these countriesare persecuted or even killed if they attempt to exercise anyof the basic freedoms. In these countries there is no freespeech, no right to choose government, no right to expressreligion, no right to own property. To regain these basicrights of life citizens risk their lives and the lives of theirfamilies to escape the supreme rule of their homeland toenjoy life in the United States without having to look overtheir shoulders at every turn.
In America these rights aresecond nature and so often taken for granted. In a countrywhere a person is innocent until proven guilty freedoms aresometimes abused. This is where the right to a speedy trialcomes in.
A person accused of a crime has the right to atrial in court and to be judged by a jury of his peers. In acountry where it is a basic right to own property and gatherwealth, America has many of the wealthiest and mostsuccessful people in the world. And this wealth is not takenfrom the people as is the case of a dictatorship. In acountry where it is a basic right to choose government,America has the most successful form of Democracy hasever known. In a dictatorship or monarchy there is nochoice of government and people are persecuted forvoicing any opinions toward the government that is notfavorable. In the case of the United States if one is nothappy with the present choice of an elected official it is hisright to vote that person out of office in the next election.
Ina country where it is a basic right to practice religion ofchoice, America has the more different religious sects thananywhere in the world. These are just some of the manyreasons America is the greatest country in the world. Ifthere is a better place to live no one has created it yet.