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02.05 The Bill of Rights: Assessment

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Mahaila Burgess

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Transcript of 02.05 The Bill of Rights: Assessment

Write an introductory paragraph for your email that explains why rights are not absolute. Include how the Constitution safeguards and limits individual rights.
Compose a well-written response to each situation with the following information:
◦ The Constitutional amendment that relates to the situation
◦ Arguments that could be made for or against the action that took place
◦ Your position on the situation and the reasons you think officials should agree with you

Conclusion
Overall, instead of forcing people to leave their homes, you should advise them to leave their homes and move somewhere safer, and all officers should be put through emergency training and an evacuation plan should be put together so the officers know what to do in an emergency. I appreciate you taking some time to read this email that’s addressing issues within my community.

Sincerely,

Mahaila La Spina-Burgess

02.05 The Bill of Rights: Assessment

Two situations I have addressed and evaluate in my email:
Hello President Barack Obama,

Individual rights are not always absolute because in the event that everybody could do what they wanted, the privileges of others would be abused and eventually prompt disorder. The Constitution protects individual rights but also limits individual rights by allowing the government to pass laws to limit conduct. I’m writing to you today to address a few issues that occurred in my community. The government forced people to evacuate from their homes and prisoners were kept in prisons that lacked power, supplies, and plumbing during the emergency.

Recently, authorities forced people to leave their homes against their will for their own safety because of the dangers caused by the storm. The Fourth Amendment protects the people’s right to be “secure in their houses, papers, and effects.” By forcing people to leave their homes against their will is a violation of the people’s rights. On the other hand, authorities were only doing this for the safety of the people. But doesn’t mean they have the right force everyone to leave their homes because people have the right to decided whether or not they want to stay in their homes. Instead of forcing people to leave their homes, you should advise them to leave their homes and move somewhere safer.
Prisoners were kept in prisons that lacked power, supplies, and plumbing during the emergency. The Eighth Amendment protects people from “cruel or unusual punishment.” By keeping prisoners in harsh conditions does not violate the Eight Amendment because the storm’s effects were not intentional punishments. Officers did not receive any emergency training or evacuation plans, which resulted in the prisoners being kept in harsh conditions. When the prisoners were evacuated to other jails many issues occurred due to the overcrowded conditions. It should be compulsory for all officers to be put through emergency training and an evacuation plan should be put together so in the future this issue will not occur again.
1. The government forced people to evacuate from their homes.

2. Prisoners were kept in prisons that lacked power, supplies, and plumbing during the emergency.
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