Sunday, December 11, 2005

Question Of The Week, 12/11/05

Good morning. Before I ask this weeks question I want to remind everyone, Bill Of Rights Day is just four days away. I hope everyone will take a little time to think about our Founding Fathers and the First Ten Amendments to the United States Constitution this Thursday, December, the 15th. This weeks Question Of The Week is. What is the meaning of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution? "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 witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense." I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

I believe the 6th is very self-explanatory. It says, in layman's terms, that each and every American has a right to a fair amd speedy trial by his/her peers with final decisions and punishment being handed down by non-partisan, law-minded judges. Naturally though, the definition of "fair" is often in question. After all, do the rich and famous not buy their way out of things perpetually? Remember OJ Simpson? Also look what Tom DeLay is trying to do. He whined that he was on trial in the court of a judge who supports Democrats and now he is in the court of a Republican-leaning judge. Hell, if he has the right to be tried by a judge who agrees with him, does every American not also have that right? If a man robs a bank because he couldn't find a job, does that mean he can be tried a Socialist judge who will agree that the man's plight justified the crime? Honestly, Republicans do not realize what a can of worms their little DeLay has opened up. Good question of the week!

8:29 AM  
Anonymous jake porter said...

I agree with the lionhearted liberal on this one.

The sixth amendment was added to stop the government from holding you without a trial kind of like what is happening now with the terrorist suspects.

9:07 AM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

I want to thank you for taking the time to answer this weeks question.This one hasn't been messed with like some of the Amendments.It is easy to understand,if you brake the law you won't be held in jail form a long time before you go to court.You and your attorney (who will be appointed to you if you can't afford one)can even take part in the jury selection.You won't be taken to a different part of the country for your trial. Your attorney can question witnesses that are against you and you can bring witnesses for your defense into the court. The count down continues, Bill Of Rights Day is only two days away. God Bless America, God Save The Republic

10:56 PM  
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2:44 AM  

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