Friday, July 2, 2010

What are our rights?

Do you even remember what the first 10 rights our founding fathers put onto paper? These were the rights that they thought were most important for a fledgling nation full of people who wanted to be out from under the tyranny of an out of control, out of touch government. Sound familiar? Each day we seem to be losing more and more of our freedoms and so many people just don't care or are in cohorts with this set of tyrants. If you are not awake and actively fighting what is happening in our country right now, then you reap what you sow. Or maybe I should say your children and grandchildren will reap what you sow. God gave us this country to use it to spread His message. We are seriously falling short! I thought that I would publish the Bill of rights just in case you forgot. We should all memorize these and hold our politicians' feet to the fire that they are abiding by these. I am going to send them to my representative and Senators and president. Let's restore our union to its reset position and stop all this craziness. Happy Independence Day!
1st-freedom of press, from the government establishing a state religion, freedom to assemble, and freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
2nd-right to a militia and for all people to keep and bear arms
3rd-the people should not have to have soldiers in their homes without consent of owner
4th-protection from illegal search and seizure. There should be good cause given and a warrant presented.
5th-we are guaranteed the right to due process for any penalty except for military court martial, we cannot be tried twice for the same crime, we do not have to witness against ourselves, and the government is not allowed to seize our property without just compensation(although this right is now gone)
6th-we have the right to a speedy trial by an impartial jury, to know why we are being tried, to face our accusers, and we have the right to counsel.
7th-we have the right to a trial by jury for damages over $20
8th-there should be no excessive bail set nor any cruel and unusual punishment
9th-cannot used the Constitution to deny rights to someone
10th-rights not in the Constitution are given to the States
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