1/25/12

Civil Rights

Civil Rights (plural noun) ~ basic rights that all citizens of society are supposed to have, e.g. the right to vote or to receive fair treatment from the law.
These rights as conceived in U.S. law are set forth in the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and in some congressional acts.
Source: The dictionary on my computer

Civil Rights (plural noun) (often initial capital letters NPL) ~
1. Rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. constitution and certain Congressional acts, especially as applied to an individual or minority group.
2. The rights to full legal, social, and economic equality extended to blacks.
Source: dictionary.com 

Examples of civil rights:
- Women voting
- African Americans trying to get equality and trying not to look like they're trash all the time to the white people. 
- Homosexuals, transgender, bi and others trying to get same sex marriage approved. 

My opinion:
“Now we're in that sweet period where everyone agrees that our recent horrors should never be repeated. But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.”  ~ Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

It means that no matter what there won't be much equality in the world. We're always changing our minds, forgetting what has happened in the past, and is bound to repeat it again and again. We're always having people trying to get civil rights again and again for different reasons. A right for everyone to vote, a right for colored people to attend the same schools/work/store, and sit anywhere on a bus, and others. Trying to be like the other people, doing what the other people are doing. And now a right for everyone to get married even if they're transgender, bi, or homosexual. How will it end? Will it end peacefully giving them the right to get married everywhere? Or will it end in war such as the the civil war (which originally was trying to get the confederate/southern states to not separate from the rest of the United States, before abolishing slavery later along the way)? It won't really matter because in the end there will be the right to marry anyone you like with no consequences in the end. Because that's civil, and it's a right, not a banned law. 
And plus every single human being whether they like a person of the same sex, colored, dumb, genius, handicapped, etc. deserves to have the same rights anyways. And in a way so does animals even though they're not human. They're being tested, abused, and getting put to sleep, not really having a right in any of those things. But maybe in the future, us humans and animals might have a protest demanding that every single living being equal and civil rights. 










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