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The Constitution.

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posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 04:38 PM
Most people now and days have no idea what they have the right to do. So in this post I will state the things that people have forgotton.

The Bill of Rights (1-10)
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 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 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 defence.

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 re-examined 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.

Thanks for reading.
For more information on the consitution.

posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 04:48 PM
I agree, most people don't care or forget even some BSB fans.
After Kevin (Richardson of BSB) did his whole "enviromental thing" .

posted on Dec, 3 2005 @ 05:21 PM

Originally posted by bsbfan1
I agree, most people don't care or forget even some BSB fans.
After Kevin (Richardson of BSB) did his whole "enviromental thing" .

Really I mean what is this country coming too. When people are to busy to care what Kevin Richardson or Kev as I like to call him has to say about the environment. I mean he probably spent a whole day reading up on the subject or at least the better part of 30 minutes.

posted on Dec, 3 2005 @ 05:55 PM
Perhaps not surprisingly, since you're simply mirroring the propaganda that has been carefully instilled in Americans, you are actually adding to people's misinterpretation of the Constitution, its meaning and its purpose.

The Bill of Rights is not the Constitution, and, as a matter of fact, the Bill of Rights is contrary to the fundamental intent of the Constitution.

The Constitution itself is nothing more than a short and simple description of the three branches of the federal government, the qualifications necessary for the people who hold the posts within those three branches, the manner in which they will be elected or appointed and the very specific and limited powers that they will be granted. That's it. It's simply a list of the things that the federal government may do.

The Bill of Rights clouds that point by listing exceptions-- things that the government may NOT do. The problem is that by doing so, it at least implies that the government MAY do anything that is not expressly forbidden by those exceptions. In Hamilton's words, it lists "exceptions to powers not granted; and, on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted."

To continue quoting Hamilton-- "Why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? Why, for instance, should it be said that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained, when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed?"

That objection is the reason for the existence of the Ninth Amendment, however, it has, insofar as it has been recognized at all by the courts, simply served to further their purpose. They've taken it to mean NOT that our rights are only limited to those few, but that our rights are limited to those few, plus a few more here and there, as deemed expedient (such as the "right to privacy" which was used to support Roe v. Wade, but somehow is not used to oppose the Patriot Acts).

The only amendment in the Bill of Rights that could serve to truly benefit us is the Tenth, since it states fairly explicitly that the federal government is limited only to those powers that it has been specifically granted. Of course, that's why it's known in Constitutional scholar circles as "the forgotten amendment."

We'd be much better off if there was less attention paid to the Bill of Rights, and more to the actual body of the Constitution. The Constitution, were it interpreted correctly, really would serve to protect us from the ever-increasing encroachments of the federal government. Sadly though, the deck is stacked against us. The powers that be have successfully compromised the entire system to the point that things that any middle school student with decent reading comprehension and a moderate ability for analysis could see are unconstitutional are regularly rubber-stamped by the Supreme Court, and they have successfully propagandized people and controlled public education to the point that that middle school student, or even his adult equivalent, is the exception rather than the rule.

posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 08:28 AM
That would've been me 8-9 years ago, man does time fly! The only way to stop would be to use are implied right to rebel and re-install a better democratic goverment(hypothectly)?

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