This paper will feature analysis of the clauses of the First Amendment of the United States Constitutions, examine the significance of the Bill of Rights and discuss the process of amendment of the Constitution.
There are several freedoms which are guaranteed by the Constitutions which are extremely relevant to me personally. First of all, it is the freedom of speech. I strongly agree with the scholars who point out that the existence of a clause that allows people to express themselves freely might be regarded as a reflection of a healthy as well as fully developed political environment (Anastaplo, 2007, 150). I do acknowledge that there are some reasonable limits when it comes to freedoms of speech; nevertheless, I am thankful that no citizen is able to prevent me from speaking my mind out within the permitted framework. If even I write this paper, I know that I can put all my thoughts as they exist in my mind and insist on the validity of my claims even though they might contradict with the point of view of my classmates or my professor. The next freedom which directly applies to me is freedom of peaceful assembly. Thus, I have adopted a proactive civil position and consider it important to express my mind about the social issues which, in my opinion, should be resolved so that the society where I live might prosper. I think that a fair share of the assemblies which I attended could not have happened if it had not been for this particular clause of the First Amendment.
When it comes to analyzing the significance of the first ten amendments which are usually referred to as the United States Bill of Rights, one can not exaggerate its significance. Indeed, the above mentioned amendments establish legal framework which guides behavior of the individuals in virtually every field of social life and does it in the most positive as well as effective manner. For example, other than the already