The Bill of Rights – The U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence

Posted by: Phil Jayhan, March 14th, 2007

 

Original Link: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html

I hope everyone will take some time to review this document, which is one of the grandest documents of all time. It enshrines the values of freedom & Liberty, as our Forefathers intended, and which they knew, by experience from their history in Europe, Governments are likely to suppress, given enough time, and latitude by the masses.This document has suffered most in the last 5 years, and suffered assault after assault since 911, and the enactment of the Patriot Act 1 & 2, as well as the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Yet, as the Declaration of Independence so wisely stated, these freedoms and liberties are “Self Evident” and granted to us by God, not men. Thus men cannot truly take these freedoms away. The Freedom of Man is not enshrined upon any single piece of paper, as it is written upon each of our ow hearts, that we have the right to say as we please, to whom we please, when we please. And that we also have the right to worship God as we see fit, according to our own Conscious & that we have an inherent right, whether penned or not, to protect ourselves, our possessions, and our family from unjust laws and by decree. Please do not be ignorant of these things, as so many before you have died to give you this heritage. A heritage where freedom and liberty are for every man, woman, and child.

 

Cornell University (Insignia)Cornell Law School

United States Constitution

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.



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One Response to The Bill of Rights – The U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence

  1. Greetings Comrade!
    We’ve been protesting the Military Commissions Act since October. Find out more at http://ministryoflove.wordpress.com
    Regards,
    O’Brien

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