Sample Assignment Paper on Constitution Paper

Constitution Paper

The Constitution is the Supreme law of the land and supersedes other laws, the First Amendment especially freedom of assembly is crucial in holding government responsible for the actions on inactions. As a political science student, I am awaken by the freedom of assembly and would urge citizens to demonstrate their frustrations through peaceable assembly to express dissatisfaction of government policies. The freedom of assembly has made government accountable and responsive to the citizens needs.

On several occasions the courts have been called to interpret the First Amendment on freedom of assembly, and the case of Cox V New Hampshire a question rose on whether the New Hampshire protesters require license before parades could be held. The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed on the freedom of assembly but subject to a licence from the government stating the place, time and manner of protest and the licence cannot be denied unreasonably. The Constitution protects the right to assembly but only restricted to the extent a licence is not obtained. A licence is important so as to safeguard the interest and rights of non-protesters fro instance interference with traffic and other possible threats to public tranquillity.

In the recent times, the cases on police brutality have been brought to light and resisted through various street protests. These protests have made the shootings a national problem and even attracting attention from the media. The media role in televising these events have made the police more accountable, thus the right of assembly has really proved to be worthy.

In a conclusion, the freedom of assembly has helped in highlighting various challenges in the country and although the right is not absolute the government should not interfere or deny peaceful and reasonable request for assembly.

References

Winston, Andrew M. (2014). Right to Peaceful Assembly. The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center. Page 17-19

Cox v. New Hampshire, 312 U.S. 569, 575–76 (1941)