Civil Liberties: First Amendment Freedoms The Unalienable Rights a commitment to Freedom Bill of Rights

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Limited Government

Difference between democratic government and dictatorship governments?

Dictatorship government power is unlimited, usually by one person.

Democratic – U.S. power and authority is strictly limited; power to the people.

Rights are Relative, Not Absolute

Each person’s rights are relative to the rights of every other person

Morse v. Frederick (2007); Known as the “Bong Hits for Jesus” case; student was sent home for wearing an inappropriate t-shirt. Came to school the next day with a sign reading, “Bong hits for Jesus.” Supreme Court granted his right of speech was relative.

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