Sunday, November 04, 2007

Question Of The Week, 11/4/07

Good morning. I hope you all got your time/clocks changed with no problems. I'm still working on it. We will be moving into a different house soon. We will get the keys sometime Monday. I hope the move doesn't have a bad effect on getting things posted on time here. I hope to get the computer moved and back up soon.

If your a fan of old gangster movies as soon as you hear the Fifth Amendment mentioned you will probably think of not having to testify against yourself. There is a lot more to it than that.

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 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.

This weeks Question Of The Week is. Is there any part of the Fifth Amendment that is forgotten about, ignored, attacked, or infringed upon (By our elected officials) more than the rest?

I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Praguetwin said...

I'd say the most infringed upon is the confiscation of private property without due process.

I'm going to take a stab at why you are bringing up the bill of rights at this time...

For one, the constitution was written just over 220 years ago. The promise of these rights outlined in the first 10 amendments to the constitution are largely responsible for the ratification of the constitution over the next few years.

As the government tries to roll back these rights, and not one candidate is talking about restoring them, now is the time to think about 3rd party candidates that actually understand and respect the bill of rights.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous kindlingman said...

Ron Paul talks about the Constitution all the time.
Vote independent. Save America.

More than the rest? hmmm,perhaps compelled to be a witness against himself. From sobriety tests to drug tests to DNA samples, our officials appear to believe that to be a witness means that we cannot speak about ourself. However, using pieces of skin,blood, urine, and psychiatric tests is not seen as bearing witness against yourself, yet it is.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

The Kelo decision infringed upon that last portion: nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Now, the improvement of the community has become legal grounds for seizing private property under eminent domain, which used to be much more restricted (primarily for roads).

5:30 AM  
Blogger bkt said...

always on watch nailed it: the issue of Eminent Domain is extremely important. The Kelo decision was a gross abuse of 5A and it establishes the precedent that property is owned by the government, not the people, and we merely pay rent in the way of taxes. Someone willing to pay a higher rent -- pay more in property taxes -- will be given the land.

Combine this abuse with redistribution of wealth -- euphemistically called "welfare" or "social programs" -- and we have a nascent form of Communism.

4:34 AM  
Blogger American Interests said...

It's almost that time, I am making the rounds to say Happy Thanksgiving!

3:49 AM  
Blogger bkt said...

Is this site dead?? It'd be a shame if it is.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Aimee said...

This is David's daughter. He bought a new house, and has had issues getting back online. Hopefully he will be back online soon!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Good to hear that Aimee... It's not a "dead" site. May be in a sleep mode right now

11:28 PM  

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