The Bill of Rights

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Clyde, Sep 7, 2007.


  1. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    The Bill of Rights: A Transcription
    The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
    Congress of the United States
    begun and held at the City of New-York, on
    Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
    THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
    RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
    ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
    Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the "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 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.
    Amendments 11-27
    Note: The capitalization and punctuation in this version is from the enrolled original of the Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the Bill of Rights, which is on permanent display in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
     
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  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Such a grand experiment in the containment of government; I find myself in total awe that our ancestors had the wisdom and the fortitude to stand so firmly against the threat of tyranny. It shames me that the gene pool has altered to the point that the species that required that tremendous degree of freedom is now virtually extinct; gone the way of the mastodon, the carrier pigeon, and the coca cola. What few remain with a genetic memory of living in a land, sic the land, of freedom, now are contained behind glass walls; just a curiosity to those that would never comprehend.
     
  3. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    When we read each item as written, all seem so simple to understand. It takes brilliant attorneys to **** that up and reinterpret words.
     
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  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    lord vader says its jes a gawdamn piece of paper???
     
  5. sdsharp61

    sdsharp61 Monkey++

    In 1978 I took the oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and it's borders from enemies both foreign and domestic. At no time did I waiver on taking that oath or serving my country and as I recall, there was no expiration date on that oath. As a service connected disabled veteran, I still honor that oath!
     
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  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  7. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    Those extinct people that you speak of are still out there risking their lives every day. They are actually making an impact, however, you will not see them on your corporate sponsored media. The only real thing stopping you from being free is your own mind. Give me liberty or give me death is not a neat saying, its not an idea, it is a way of life. You can either live it or wish you had it. The only true freedom comes in your mind.

    These videos ALL contain material not suitable for children of the state.






    Then watch the MAN steal, rape, and murder the idiots who gave their rights away. This should be obvious to everyone on these forums but for most people brainwashed by television and popular media they just won't get it.





    Officer who forced handcuffed woman he was taking home from hospital into sex gets 90 days
     
  8. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    Link don't work.
    The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis | BillMoyers.com
    United States federal government continuity of operations - Wikipedia

    Ahhh a stroll down history lane. Nice. Quite frightfully people don't remember any of this and I am sad to say I find myself in the position of my grandfather altho I am no where near his age when he said it to me. He said that the world has changed and you kids (meaning me at the time) will never understand what it meant to be free. Now I look at that lesser freedom I had and see it going away and think that my kids will grow up not understanding what it meant. What future is there for them? Will they be happy to live in a gilded cage and call that freedom? It seems we are just about there already. I am old. I don't care if I die to make the world a better place for my kids but it is pointless if nobody realizes they are enslaved and they don't appreciate it.

    It always comes back to education. People are getting dumber. The best thing a free man could do would be to home school or better yet, start a private school for free people where you teach them what civics and rights are. We really are back at the beginning and the most basic of human rights is not even understood. The right to breath air, drink, and eat are being taxed. Your right to live and earn a living are being taxed. How can you tax people to live? Just the idea of that is absurd. How can you let someone else tax your right to exist?

    The secret government was all a very big deal in 2001 when they called it COG. It turned America into a defacto dictatorship on 9/11/01 being run by a secret group of people that to this day nobody knows who they are or what they do or did.
     
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  9. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    It's really much worse the deeper down the rabbit hole we go.
    Episode 297 – China and the New World Order : The Corbett Report
    Now THAT is a very good read. I doubt every person perusing this message will take the time to actually read it, but there it is, nonetheless.

    Just one excerpt:

    HENRY KISSINGER: “But they really are issues of the construction of a new world order, that’s what this is about, and that’s the sort of dialogue the Chinese are generally good at and so a partnership between us is central. A conflict between us is going to exhaust us both. In tactical exercises it cannot be conclusive."

    INTERVIEWER: "And the New World Order could satisfy both?"

    KISSINGER: "It has to satisfy both because otherwise it will lead to tensions that will exhaust us both.”

    But the obvious question here is why. Why on earth would these crony capitalists be funding their erstwhile supposed nominal arch nemesis rival enemies, their sworn enemies, the Socialists? These are directly contradictory ideologies and viewpoints and economic systems. Why on earth would the capitalists be supporting the Socialists in various countries?

    This seems completely nonsensical if we look at it from that, again, two dimensional surface level reality, but if we extend this out again into the three-dimensional hierarchical reality we start to realize that there are agendas that can be served by the crony capitalists supporting command-and-control economical structures and political authoritarian structures in various countries.

    INTERVIEWER: “Just tell us all over again. Why?

    ANTONY SUTTON: "Why? You won’t find this in the text books. Why is to bring about, I suspect a plan to control world society in which you and I won’t find the freedoms to believe and think and do as we believe."

    INTERVIEWER: "Could these power brokers actually envision that time – a one-world government that would be socialist?"

    SUTTON: "Yes. The second statement I made was that they did not want the Soviet Union to develop into another free enterprise society and that this would offset it, aiding revolution would offset this event. That was made as a statement in 1919. You have various books, one by Gilette, the razor blade Gillette, called The City I think it was, which laid out this corporate socialism for the world to see as early as what, 1905 ,1910. So around the turn of the century you begin to see actual written statements by these internationalist businessmen and the kind of Socialist Empire they wanted to bring about."

    INTERVIEWER: It’s there but these books of course are not included in your… courses in political science and history, let alone at universities.”
     
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