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Freedom: Violable by None

27 March 2013 - dalam Sistem Politik Amerika Serikat Oleh fyustiazari-fisip12

“No power over the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom of the press being delegated to the United States by the Constitution…”

-Thomas Jefferson (1798)-


Born on April 13th 1743, Thomas Jefferson trusted to be the third America’s President replacing John Adams. On the October 1798 when he was a vice president in administration of John Adams at that time, along with James Madison, he drafted the text of Kentucky Resolutions in order to show a protest against Alien and Seditions Acts. The Alien and Seditions Act is an act that want to strengthen federalist. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison refuse and disagree about the plan of federalist so that they wrote Kentucky Resolutions as a protest.

As the humans being, people are naturally received the basic rights, one of them is freedom of religion. It’s a very basic human right and yes, there is no kind of power can disturb it. The basic rights are given and it is a role of the government to protect those rights. The quote I choose above is one of many contains are in the Kentucky Resolutions. From the quote above, Thomas Jefferson tried to fight for the American fundamental value that is freedom. He states that freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of press are the basic rights of the human being that can’t be disturb with any kind of power even by Constitutions of United States. Thomas Jefferson believed that the human rights should be protected.

Writer’s opinion from the quotation above is that it’s strictly needed to protect people rights, especially the basic rights. Because living in this society, people also need to be free, but of course there is rule that adjust the freedom. To reach order society it needs balance roles both from government and the public. The government protecting while the public support it with obey the rule of the freedom. That way can create the order society.


Reference: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Accessed on Thursday, March 21th 2013. Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions. Accessed on Thursday, March 21th 2013.

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