Since They Don't Teach This In School Anymore...

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by Boleyz, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Boleyz

    Boleyz Prognosticator, Artist

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    I thought ya might want to print it out and teach it to your kids at home...Read This, and then pause to consider our Congress and Supreme Court...Puke is on the Way!!

    Bill of Rights

    December 15, 1791

    PREAMBLE
    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 insure the beneficent ends of its institution.


    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 plate to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Amendment V
    No person shall be held to answer or 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 defense.

    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 reexamined 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.
     
  2. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Can you add the rest of them?
     

  3. Boleyz

    Boleyz Prognosticator, Artist

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    The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution are called the "Bill of Rights"...These deal with individual rights bequethed upon every US citizen. My point is that Many of these are being twisted into unbelievable contortions by the Supreme Court and the Congress.

    We should be aware of what the Bill of Rights Actually says...without some "Legaleze Interpretation". It really appears very simple and straight-forward...until a lawyer opens hs mouth...

    Friday is the 215th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Read them. Know them. They're worth fighting and dying for. At least our Founders thought so...
     
  4. Wildwood Flower

    Wildwood Flower Halfway, OR & Wagoner, OK

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    Thank you for posting this. You're right. It's pretty simple. But my, how far we have strayed.
     
  5. Melissa

    Melissa member

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    Thankfully it is still taught in our schools. My kids have had to memorize that passage! I should know it by heart as many times as I have listened to it.
     
  6. kitty32_z8

    kitty32_z8 Well-Known Member

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    Our local school thankfully still teach them. Of course our kids already had heard them a million times from us and were preatty bored by the time it came up in classes...lol.
    Wildwood flower- your right it is a shame.
     
  7. Madame

    Madame Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They're still taught in school.
     
  8. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    DH has a friend who moved here from New Zealand. Never in my entire life have I met someone who is more passionate than "Kiwi" about his citizenship and his love for our Bill of Rights. He is actually having a Bill of Rights party this weekend, to celebrate the wonderful (yet endangered) freedom of this country.

    To read what Kiwi writes is to be stirred to action. The guy would make Franklin and Jefferson proud.

    It's so important to know our rights as citizens of the United States of America, and it's important to defend those rights. If we don't take a stand for what this country stands for, then we will lose what we have -- and deserve to lose it.

    I'll get off my soap box now, but remember:


    DECEMBER 15
    IS

    BILL OF RIGHTS DAY!

    Pony!