In general, the rights to freedom of thought, expression, and action, and the protection of these rights from government interference or restriction. Civil liberties are the hallmark of liberal, democratic “free” societies. In the United States, the Bill of Rights guarantees a variety of civil liberties, most notably freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech, expressed in the First Amendment (see also First Amendment). (See civil rights.)
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They are, to say the least, preparing for civil war (the polling stations are stormed by armed gangs).Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Compared with neighbors Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos, Cambodia appears to have a blossoming civil society.
Strangio is at his best when exposing what appears to be a flourishing civil society in Cambodia.
Rashad was there to celebrate the release of the Civil Rights drama Selma.Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers|Stereo Williams|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His 6,000 native auxiliaries (as it proved later on) could not be relied upon in a civil war.
A lineman was sent out to repair it under escort of civil guards, who were forced by the rebels to retire.
In the good old days of yore there was little trouble in obtaining admission to the Civil Service.
He held various civil offices, was a justice of the peace about 60 years, and for many years a member of the state legislature.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Alessandro had hard work to give civil answers to the men who wished to buy Benito and the wagon for quarter of their value.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson