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The Bill of Rights

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posted on Mar, 2 2006 @ 01:49 AM

Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

On the heals of the following story, and all else concerning the almost surreal nonsense of the past few years, I thought it might be useful to post the entire Bill of Rights...

Simpsons 'trump' First Amendment

Americans know more about The Simpsons TV show than the US Constitution's First Amendment, an opinion poll says.
Only one in four could name more than one of the five freedoms it upholds but more than half could name at least two members of the cartoon family.

About one in five thought the right to own a pet was one of the freedoms.


[edit on 2-3-2006 by loam]

posted on Mar, 2 2006 @ 01:54 AM
Beachcoma beat you to the story.

Right Here

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:37 PM
What is "an establishment of religion?"


posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:55 PM
Thanks loam about that one.

Now lets talk about "Freedom of Speech" like we all defend so much as per definition in the "Bill of Rights".

In the first It said [No laws respecting an establishment of religion" we all know what that means.

But does anybody knows for sure what we get under the Abridging the freedom of speech?

Abridging means, to reduce, extend, shorten ect.

Is that a guarantee of freedom of speech like we get with not laws respecting an establishment of religion?

I find that actually is not specifications as what kind of freedom of speech we truly have.

Sometimes the freedoms of speech we get is actually as long as we or the press do not step in the government toes.

When that happen we become a treat so the definition of freedom is then redefine by the government as how much we can get.

So to me Freedom by its meaning that is Exception or liberation from control of some other person, or arbitrary power, liberty, independence is not what we usually get.


Establishment of religion

Can be called that the government can not force the people to worship a particular God or neither be of one particular religion by law.

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:57 PM
Now about Amendment VII

Is that the reason we only get pay 20 dollars for jury duty.

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 08:05 PM
As noted above, this story already exists and can be found here.

Please post your thoughts and comments in the existing thread as this on is to be closed.


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