Equality In America

Equality In America

Right now, the 1st Amendment is the most important part of the constitution because the 1st Amendment in the constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” I feel like Muslim women see and endure a more different America than any other gender or race in America. Many Muslim women have experienced at least one of several types of anti-Muslim discrimination in this year alone.

A Muslim woman was attacked by a stranger who tried to tear off her hijab, he then stabbed her and beat her when she resisted. She was then treated in a hospital after the assault, which took place as she walked home from morning prayers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Police are investigating but no arrests have been made. The number of hate crimes specifically targeting Muslims in the United States has almost tripled in 2016. Many Muslim women from around the world feels as if Islamophobic hate crime has risen and become more openly done since Donald Trump was elected.

Events like these constantly influence and sanctions me as a citizen to try and appreciate life and my freedom as an American. And Muslim women should be able to do the same for they are too Americans. Because of the 1st Amendment, I can speak and voice my feeling about issues that are important to me, and not fear restriction or discipline from government authorities who dislike what I say. The free press empowers me to peruse and find out about events going on in my country as well as others, including news of when the president of the United States threatens to destroy other countries.

When I consider other established rights, I find their importance through the 1st Amendment. For example the 14th Amendment states, “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Because of the 1st Amendment, I can gripe if I am seized by a cop exclusively in view of my race, or forced to admit to a wrongdoing I didn’t submit, or not permitted to call a legal counselor after an arrest. The congress should use its power to enforce this amendment it’s important that every citizen is safe and treated like a true American.

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