Monday, July 27, 2009

Our Bill of Rights

It is time to revisit what the Founders gave to us. This is nothing new, but often forgotten. Please take the time to read about your rights and privileges as set in the Constitution.

Think back and remember how the government has violated these laws in recent times. It should disgust you!

For Example: Ruby Ridge, the Patriot Act, Elliot Gonzolas, Hurricane Katrina survivors (searched houses and seized guns), Waco Texas and the Branch Dividians, Government Czars, bank seizures, automobile company takeovers, insurance company power grabs, and many, many, more...

Bill of Rights
In 1789 Congress passed ten proposed amendments to the Constitution as one of its first orders of business on December 15, 1791. This was viewed by many as unnecessary. Others thought it a diversion.

However, after writing the Constitution, the Founders realized that they should put in writing several privileges in order to protect them. These ten amendments became known as the Bill of Rights. They are the bedrock of individual rights and liberties, an envy of peoples around the world!

Read them. Remember them. Honor them. Cherish them. Defend them with your life, if necessary.

1st Amendment
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.

2nd Amendment
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.

3rd Amendment
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.

4th Amendment
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.

5th Amendment
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.

6th Amendment
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.

7th Amendment
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.

8th Amendment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

9th Amendment
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

10th Amendment
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.

The Founders made it mandatory to teach these to all children as part of their public education. Our children were the best educated in the world at that time in history.

Actions to Take
We are loosing our God given freedoms! Slowly and surely. Come on America!

When you see or hear that any of these Rights are being violated. DO NOT TOLERATE IT. Voice your opinion loudly and make it clear that you object. Do not be silent any longer! Stand up for them and don't let politicians try and whitewash their reasons for obliterating them. Protest peacefully, but don't let it keep happening!

If you don't, the consequences are dire!

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