What part of the Constitution is important as of right now?
Right now, the 1st Amendment is the most important part of the Constitution because without it, we wouldn’t feel free to be ourselves. It protects our freedom of speech, religion, and of press, also the right to assemble and petition the government. With that protection, we have no reason to be afraid to do the following above.
Out of Section 1 from 1st Amendment, freedom of speech is real important for the simple fact you can state any opinion you have as long as it’s not in any violent manners. You are free to state what and how you feel about any subject you want. People state their personal opinions every day, whether it’s on social media, internet, or conducting protests. It’s just a way to spread your message around the world.
For example, people are believing that Donald Trump has possible ties with the Russian Government which is upsetting a lot of people. So, they conducted a protest called “March of Truth” to let the government know that America wants answers. Not only is it just in America, it spreaded all the way to other international cities like London, Brussels, and Munich. Main reason being, is to get people to come together to find out the truth that lie within our government.
Another part of the 1st Amendment that catches my attention is the freedom of religion. This is another reason international people likes to come here is because you are free to practice whatever you please. In America, nobody has a right to punish you because of your religious beliefs. In other countries if you decide to convert religions, it’ll lead to cruel punishments, for instance Iran.
Back in 2008, Rashin Soodmand’s, is the son of the father who was hung for changing his religious belief to Christianity. Iran’s main religion is Sunni and Shi'a Islam. Just for leaving his Islamic faith, it caused him to get “Islamic Penal Code”. That basically means death penalty for men who goes against his faith and if a woman goes against it, she’ll get life imprisonment. Since that’s basically a law, you don’t have the right to say whether you think it’s wrong or not.
All together, the 1st Amendment gives us a lot of protection from dealings in that nature. Nobody can’t tell us what we can and cannot do when it comes to our religious beliefs. Thanks to the 1st Amendment, we are free do so. The 1st Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..”. So who are you to deprive them from that.