Topic started on 8-11-2002 @ 08:25 PM by MidnightDStroyer
Not content to merely point out Governmental Abuse of the US Constitution, I've also compiled some of their violations of the Amendments. As before,
you should research & read them for yourself; Below, I only include those violations of which I'm aware of or have clear, recent memory of without
the benefits of additional research to include more. Also, as before, violations that others discover are open to discussion & I'm always open for
suggestions for these posts that are written to support implementation of The American Petition.
Amendment 1: 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.
Violations: I'm not sure, without further research, if the Government's been oppressing religions the same way they've been oppressing the
citizens...Discussion is open. Freedom of Speech/Press is a joke in their hands...Otherwise, why is USA #17 on the list of countries that practice
free speech/press at all? The USA should be #1 & *remain* so. How many Peaceful Assemblies does the government break up...Granted, I haven't heard of
any occasions where they've used bullets to do so (yet); However, by Amendment 1, the government should have no legal right to break up any
*peaceful* assembly at all. Petitioning grievances is *almost* a joke...Use of "sound-bite" speech & suppression of media & free speech has pretty
much allowed the Government to *ignore* legal grievances. It will take a massive effort on the part of *millions* of citizens gathered together to
stop the Governmental corruption & repression of the Constitution & the Nation; This is why they've suppressed the free flow of information to the
public...It's something they don't want to happen.
Amendment 2: 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
Comment: Keeping in the spirit of the Constitution, I see no good reason for known criminals (Ie: Have a previous record of crimes against citizens)
to have a Right to own guns; However, arms such as rifles & shotguns should bear no other restrictions. In all respects, it should be State
Legislation that imposes any controls on firearms...This is not an issue that the Federal Government should stick it's nose into.
Amendment 3: 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.
Comment: If such laws ever violate other Constitutional clauses or any other Amendments, then those laws should *not* be enacted in the first place.
For example, should a Commander-in-Chief ever declare Martial Law against the tenants of the Constitution, then he will have violated the same
Constitution that he has vowed to uphold & should be removed from his position & the declaration of Martial Law should be voided.
Amendment 4: 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.
Violations: The Home Security Act is, in itself, a violation as much as anyone who obeys that Act. Even before the enactment of that document, the
Federal Government has routinely & repeatedly violated this Amendment.
Amendment 5: 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 offence 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
Violations: There are too many laws enacted, against the Constitution itself, that further violate this Amendment for me to list here. I suggest you
Amendment 6: 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.
Violations: What of the people who have been detained & imprisoned & illegally tried against their will under the guise of The Home Security Act? The
Act is Unconstitutional from its very inception; Therefore, the Federal Government has been acting in an Unconstitutional & Illegal manner. Too many
examples exist to list here.
Amendment 7: 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.
Comment: If it weren't for Amendment 5, this Amendment would render the use of military "non-judicial punishment" (NJP) practices to be illegal. In
the case of non-military personnel under trial by law, this is the Amendment that is supposed to prevent "Double Jeopardy". Military Law should also
be reviewed for discrepancies against the Constitution. Those who create & enforce the law are not placed above the law & only a consistent review of
the laws to update current situations will prevent this type of abuse.
Amendment 8: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Comment: This means that the "secret tests" performed on people who have *not* volunteered for it must be stopped & the people responsible for
performing such tests should be arrested for trial. Again, this also goes hand-in-hand with the constant repression of information & campaigns of
disinformation that our Nation suffers under the current form of Government; The current form of Government is decidedly *not* Republic in nature, as
demanded by the Constitution.
Amendment 9: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Violation: How many Rights, as granted by the Constitution & the accompanying Bill of Rights, have been denied to this Nation's Citizen Body? Too
many to list here.
Amendment 10: 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.
Violations: Again, too many to list here. How much more are The People going to lose before stopping the rampant corruption of the Federal Government?
The power to right these wrongs is in the hands of the Citizen Body...But it must act *before* the corrupted Government has a chance to repeal *this*
Right as well.
Amendment 14: This is a long one, but it does not address my question as listed for Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution.
However, I *do* have some concerns on how the Federal Government have been "upholding" Section 4 of this Amendment:
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in
suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation
incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts,
obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
Comments: What of the *staggering* amount of National Debt that is *not* addressed by this Section? What of the evidence in existence that indicates
the Federal Government as *instigating* those Unconstitutional actions which we are paying for? How should these costs be addressed? How reliable is
the Federal Government in reporting & publishing (as required by the Constitution) these financial concerns?
Amendment 17 (Modifies Article 1, Section 3): The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people
thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the
most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
Violation: This is the Unconstitutional continuance of the initial "Emergency Act" that began the Government's response to the Great Depression in
the early 1900's.
Amendment 20: Although this Amendment modifies Article I, section 4 of the Constitution, these modifications do not invalidate my earlier concerns.
Section 3: If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall
become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have
failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide
for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in
which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.
Violation: GWB did *not* submit to the required Background Check prior to taking Office, therefore, he should never have been allowed to occupy that
Office until he qualified. It was only through extensive investigation that his background was established & had no cooperation from GWB in the
process; Yet that information, in turn, indicated that he lacked the level of integrity required by the Office. He was unqualified for Office by
refusing to comply & assumed possession...Illegally & Unconstitutionally.
Amendment 27: No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of
representatives shall have intervened.
Comment: While not technically *violated*, this Amendment has been mightily *abused* several times.
[Edited on 9-11-2002 by MidnightDStroyer]