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Personal Freedom Is Most Important of British Value

  • Date Submitted: 11/20/2010 03:36 AM
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Personal freedom is the most important of British values. Personal freedom is important to British citizens because it enables us to be free to benefit from our hard work, to travel freely, and to say and write what we like as long as it does not harm others. Businesses should be free to run our organisations without undue interference from the government. Artists, playwrights, designers, authors and musicians should be free to take risks and try new things. Also lets everyone to be free to criticise the government, to put forward new ideas and to make fun of celebrities, politicians, business people and even religious leaders. And we are free to express our sexuality.
Personal freedom has been carefully established in law. One example of this is Homosexuality which gives British citizens the right to express their sexuality and have gay marriages.  
Personal freedom is sometimes limited to protect others. For example, four actions made illegal by the 2001 antiterrorist act are: Fundraising and openly supporting groups involved in terrorism will lead to arrest; also its illegal and you can get arrested for planning a violent campaign. Being a member of a criminal organisation and supporting a terrorist organization.

Another value ‘Tolerance and respect for diversity’ is related to personal freedom because the United Kingdom has built up an international reputation for accepting people of different religious faiths and cultural traditions. There are laws against unfair discrimination and encouraging racial hatred.

In conclusion, as explained in the above, Personal freedom is the most important British value for without it no other value would fit into place.

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