Even if you are not into politics, you have to respect the importance of the US Constitution and especially the 7 most important amendments in the Bill of Rights that I am about to talk about today.
The US Constitution has 27 amendments that even the minors are aware of. They are basically the written laws that we are already aware of as human beings of the rights we have and have to allow other people to have.
Are you familiar to the ‘Miranda warning’? Don’t google it, because I will explain this term right away. The ‘Miranda warning’ is the mix of the Fifth and the Sixth amendment, that are actually on the list of 7 most important amendments in the Bill or Rights and the people of law are always using it during the arrest. And what exactly are we talking about when we say ‘Miranda warning’? If you have never been arrested before, at least you saw a movie sometimes. Do you know that sentence each cop is using during the arrest? I quote: ‘’You have the right to remain silent. Everything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before any questioning if you wish’’. Sounds familiar now?
So how ‘Miranda warning’ did became so crucial? Well, as I was saying, this warning is the mix of the Fifth and the Sixth amendments and it was enshrined back in 1966 when both of these amendments were violated during the arrest of Ernesto Arturo Miranda in Arizona. You see, the Fifth Amendment guarantees that people can’t be charged for the same crime twice and that they can’t be forced to testify against themselves, while the Sixth Amendment allows the accused person to refuse to speak with anyone and remain silent until his attorney shows up. It also prevents the person to be locked behind the bars because of the court delays before the trial.
Besides these two crucial amendments for human rights, there is the one most important ever, that allows you to define yourself no matter what society thinks that it’s appropriate. The one that makes people respect who you are, but also makes you respect for other people’s differences. That is the First amendment that ensures the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to peacefully assemble, and the freedom of petition the government. It is the right to state who you are without being afraid of being judged or turned out of society. It allows black people to be black and have the same rights as white and Hispanics. It allows Muslims to live peacefully among Christians. It allows members of the LGBT community to walk out of their apartments where they live with their partners without being excluded.
I believe that this one should allow Mexicans to be appreciated and accepted by the US citizens as friendly neighbors. But who am I to judge and act like the US government? Oh, wait. In that case, who are they to judge Mexicans?
As far as I am concerned, these three should be at the top. But when the original list was made, the queue was a bit longer than this. So check out 7 most important amendments in the Bill of Rights according to Insider Monkey.