Friday, December 15, 2006

Bill Of Rights Day 2006

Today is December, 15, 2006, Bill Of Rights Day. I hope you have figured out a way to celebrate the day. Please take the time to read the First Ten Amendments (Our Bill Of Rights) to the United States Constitution with me now.

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Amendment VIII

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


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Amendment IX

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


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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.

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Discuss them with your friends (Don't forget you have friends here in the Comment Section) and family members. Find out if they think they are as important today as they were when they were ratified on December, 15, 1791. By the time the day is over you might even decide you want to be a part of the Bill Of Rights Culture. Or become interested in what you can do to defend your rights.I've been thinking. Since my City Councilman, Mike Bozarth sponsored a resolution officially making December 15 Bill Of Rights Day in Saint Joseph, Missouri, and it was passed by a vote of 9-0 the time has come to move on and start another Bill Of Rights Day project. Wouldn't it be great if I could come back here next year and tell you that December 15 is now Bill Of Rights Day in the entire state of Missouri. I would really like to hear that each of the fifty states passed Bill Of Rights Day resolutions by December, 15, 2007. I will soon be writing a letter to my state representative and one to my state senator urging both of them to sponsor Bill Of Rights Day resolutions for the state Missouri. I hope you will contact your elected officials and urge them to sponsor a resolution for your state.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Brother, I am celebrating this day by urging the new Congress to launch the investigations into wrongdoing by the Executive Branch by ignoring our BoR. Blog on, and thank you for what you do over here :-)

10:09 AM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

To be honest... we've got a lot of laws. If we just follow the 10 Commandments of God. No one need a Police nor military

4:34 AM  

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