Celebrate 230 years of the inalienable rights of all peoples
Bring the cake, take candles … lots and lots of candles. It’s time to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the Bill of Rights! December 15, 1791 marks the ratification of our Bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to our Constitution. It’s a big problem. It is our Constitution and the recognition of our God-given rights that set us apart from all other nations.
The roots of freedom
the Patriot post provides some of the story behind the historical event.
“The Bill of Rights was inspired by three remarkable documents: John Locke’s thesis of 1689,” Two Treaties of Government “, concerning the protection of property” (in the Latin context, proprius, or his own “life, freedom and domain ”); in part from the Virginia Bill of Rights drafted by George Mason in 1776 as part of that state’s Constitution; and, of course, part of our Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. “
Not without a fight
Interestingly, the Founding Fathers had a legitimate feud over the Bill of Rights and whether or not they should be added as amendments. Why? Because some of the founders believed that since these rights are “innate and inalienable human rights”, listing them as amendments to the Constitution, would give them the impression that they were granted by the government and not ordered by God.
The Patriot Post defines the ultimate intent as 1.) clarifying the rights of all men and 2.) sending a clear “no intervention” warning to government.
“The Bill of Rights as a whole is both an affirmation ofinalienable rightsHuman rights, and a clear ban on any violation of these rights by the central government. As often trampled and abused as the Bill of Rights is by those who have taken the oath “to support and defend“Our Constitution, in particular”judicial supremacists“or the” despotic branch “as Jefferson called the judiciary, the Patriots must always remain vigilant in order to defend our rights.”
The Bill of Rights that sets us apart
– Freedom of religion, expression and the press
Congress won’t make any law respecting a establishment of religion Where to forbid the free exercise this one, Where shorten the freedom of word or the hurry, or the people’s right peacefully at to assemble and to petition the government for a to sort out of grievances.
– The right to bear arms
A well regulated Militia being necessary for the Security a free State, the people’s right to preserve and bear Arms will not be violated.
– Accommodation for soldiers
No soldier will be, in peacetime, quartered in any house without consent of the owner, nor in wartime corn in one way to be prescribed by the law.
– Protection against unreasonable searches and seizures
The people’s right to be secured in their people, houses, papers and effects vs unreasonable research and convulsions will not be violated, and no mandates must publish corn on probable cause, supported by oath Where affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the people or objects to be seized.
– Protection of the rights to life, liberty and property
No one should be required to answer a Capital city or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentation or charge of a grand jury, except in case arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when he is in effective service in time of war or Public danger; nor will anyone be matter for the same offense be put twice in danger of life where member; nor will it be constrained in any criminal case be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty or property without due to the law; private property should also not be used for public use without fair compensation.
– Rights of the accused in criminal cases
In all legal pursuits, the accused enjoys the right to prompt treatment and Public trial by a impartial jury of the state and piece or the crime will have been committed, which district will have been previously noted by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause from charge; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have mandatory process for having obtained witnesses in his favor; and to have the help of advice in his defense.
– Rights in civil cases
In combinations at common law, where the value in controversy must to go past twenty dollars, the right of judgment by jury must be preserved, and no do judged by a jury is other reexamined in any court of the United States than under the rules of the common law.
– Bail, fines and excessive penalties prohibited
Excessive bail will not be required, nor excessive fines imposednor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
– Other rights retained by the people
the enumeration in the Constitution certain rights are not interpreter at Deny Where denigrate others retained by people.
– Non-delegated powers held by states and people
Powers no delegate in the United States by the Constitution, nor forbidden through this in the States, are Reserve to the states respectively, or to the people.
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