Sunday, January 01, 2006

Question Of The Week, 1/1/06

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone made it through the celebration safely. 2006's first Question Of The Week is. What (in your own words) is the meaning of the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution? "The enumeration in the constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people". When I answered last weeks question I said there would be an extra question this week. The extra question is what issues will make up the top news stories of 2006? I will post my answers in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Beth said...

Starting with the last question - I think the top news story for 2006 will be the bombing of Iran.

Withdrawal from Iraq may well be through Iran.

Then again - there's North Korea.

First question on the 9th Amendment, in my view, means simply that we should not (shall not) use the constitution to deny the constitutional rights given to the people.

An example of that might be the seperation of church and state. We shall not misconstrue the ideal of seperation of church and state to mean that people can not practice their own religious beliefs or celebrations.

Just my opinion.

Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit

(Irish for Have a Prosperous New Year!)

12:24 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

The Ninth Amendment means that rights listed ("enumeration") in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not the only rights which the people have.

Top news stories of 2006:

1. Iran. Will Iran be bombed before Iran launches a nuke? That remains to be seen. U.S. withdrawal from Iraq should be as Beth suggested--through Iran.

2. Stock market crash, along with more devaluation of the U.S. dollar.

3. Calls for the impeachment of GWB over the NSA surveillance.

4. Major burst of the real-estate bubble, with foreclosures.

5. Major and spectacular terrorism attack.

All of the above are just guesses, of course. I don't have a crystal ball.

BTW, shortly I'll be posting a huge article on some of the particulars of identity theft. All of us need to be on watch for that eventuality.

12:56 PM  
Blogger maccusgermanis said...

Sorry to split hairs -and I don't even think the phrase was used purposefully- but I noticed the phrase "rights given to the people" used above. This amendment, I believe, reafirms that the Constitution was not based on any assumption of a centralized right to govern, but rather the centralization of individual rights to govern.

Top news stories for 2006? In other words, How do I prefer to eat crow? OK here's my recipe.

Caught between two emerging democratic republics, IRAN CRUMBLES FROM INTERNAL PRESURE. The world breathes a premature sigh of relief as democracy seems to be embraced in the middle east.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Jake Porter said...

I hate the term constitutional rights. It suggests that the Constitution grants rights which it does not, it guarantees your rights which came from God (or you were born with).

An example of the ninth amendment is a right to travel on your property, you don't have to pay a tax or get a permit. I believe an example of the ninth amendment being violated is that we are asked to get a permit to travel, ex drivers license.

As for the top news stories of 2006, I am going to be optimistic here and say that many third party candidates are elected to office A slow pullout of our troops in Iraq begins, talk of the President being impeached begins, and the Patriot Act gets continued.

Have a happy new year everyone.

8:56 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

First I want to thank all of you for stopping by. The Ninth Amendment tells me that the Constitution doesn't give anyone person or group of people the right to infringe upon the rights of others. What would I like to see in the news in 2006? (1)The Read The Bill Act is passed by both the House and Senate and signed by the President.(for info on the Read The Bill Act go to Party Candidates will be allowed to take part in the 2008 Presidential campaign debates. (3) All United States Military Units are to be out of Iraq by years end. (4)All National Gaurd and Reserve units will start rotation periods and assist the border patrol. (5) Gold will climb to $650.00 an ounce and Silver will reach $10.50 an ounce by mid year.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Jack Davis said...

Worst case scenario:Top news story :Al Qaeda takes responsibility for nuclear attack on San Diego, 32 year old blogger dead with thousands of others. Less ghoulish:
1. Colts win first Super Bowl over Seahawks.
2. Dems win control of Senate, House, Pelosi will be Speaker of House
3. Ann Coulter praises a liberal (just kidding).

3:04 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

The biggest news in 2006 is Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein is executed

1:45 AM  

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