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Civil liberties vs. Civil rights

What are the key differences between civil liberties vs. equal (civil) rights? Discuss each and provide at least three examples.

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On Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

Civil Liberties

Often, the terms civil liberties and civil rights are used synonymously, referring to the class of liberties and rights that are expected to be practiced and are of great value to society. However, these two terms, while in general referring to the same ideals, are actually different from one another in terms of what they 'frame'. It is important to know the distinction between these two as when using them to define or structure an argument or an opinion. Using them synonymously can create meanings that can be quite contrary to the purpose of the speaker/writer if he/she does not completely ...

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