Saturday, November 11, 2023

Veteran's Weekend Feature: The Bill of Rights

With permission of The Redheaded Libertarian on X, here is the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights written in a way that is easy to read. It is important that all of us are aware of these. This is so important that I will leave it up all weekend. 

1. [First Amendment] You have the right to speak freely, practice your religion freely, gather freely, report the news freely, protest freely, and express yourself freely without the fear of the federal government silencing you. You may freely tell the federal government what they are doing or not doing that pisses you off. Also, the federal government is forbidden from creating a state religion. 2. The federal government can’t take your guns. Militias must always be prepared. 3. The federal government cannot place soldiers in your home and force you to take care of them. 4. The federal government cannot search you or take your things without a warrant issued by a judge secured by evidence. 5. You have five rights or protections here: the right to a jury trial when you're charged with a crime, protection against double jeopardy (tried for the same crime twice), protection against self-incrimination (testifying against yourself), the right to a fair trial & the presumption of innocence, and the protection against the taking of property by the government without compensation. 6. You have the right to transparency and timeliness in a trial, an impartial jury where you are charged, and for that district to be alerted. You have the right to know your charges, face your accuser, gather your own witnesses, and have an attorney. 7. You have the right to have a jury trial in federal courts with civil cases where the claim exceeds a certain dollar value. 8. The federal government is prohibited from charging unreasonably and torturing you. 9. Just because the founders didn’t write it down, it doesn’t mean it’s not a natural right. All unlisted rights belong to the people. 10. The powers of the federal government are limited to what is written down in the US Constitution. If it is not written there, then that power belongs to the states or the people.

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