Civil liberties are civil rights and freedoms that provide an individual specific rights. Though the scope of the term differs amongst various countries, some examples of civil liberties include the freedom from slavery and forced labor, freedom from torture and death, the right to liberty and security, freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and association, freedom of speech, the right to privacy, the right to due process, the right to a fair trial, the right to own property, the right to defend one's self, the right to bodily integrity, and the right to keep and bear arms. Within the distinctions between civil liberties and other types of liberty, there are distinctions between positive liberty/positive rights and negative liberty/negative rights.
... Civil liberties in the United Kingdom have a long and formative history ... its predecessor the English Charter of Liberties, a landmark document in English legal history ... Judicial development of civil liberties in the English common law peaked in 17th and 18th centuries, while two revolutions secured Parliamentary sovereignty over the King and judges ...
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... The Constitution of Russian Federation guarantees in theory many of the same rights and civil liberties as the U.S ... except to bear arms, i.e ...
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“In the case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of ... powers not granted by the compact, the States ... are in duty bound to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits the authorities, rights, and liberties appertaining to them.”
—James Madison (17511836)
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And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer;
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
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A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend;
Dreading een fools, by flatterers besieged,
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And sit attentive to his own applause:”
—Alexander Pope (16881744)