The Bill of Rights

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The Bill of Rights

Postby StogieC » Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:22 pm

Bill of Rights

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 defense.

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 reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

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

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

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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Postby ronlog » Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:46 pm

Thanks StogieC. Good reference page.
The second amendment is our first defense.
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Postby Captain Ray » Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:36 pm

I like that second one...

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Postby ronlog » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:04 pm

Unfortunately the only one the anti-gun hypocrits want to rewrite.
I never knew the Bill of Rights were selective.
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Re: The Bill of Rights

Postby SamTheMan » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:38 am

What was one of the first acts Hitler commanded?
Remove all guns from the hands of German citizens - ALL CITIZENS.

Who do you think will be be more likely to take your guns away from you...
1. A Democratic president who strives for equality
2. A Republican president, who is really a Corporatist, who will feel the need to ensure his power and his successors' power?

Trivia question:
which president in the last 100 years, shortly after having been elected, when asked the question "How do you expect to get along with a congress held by the opposite party?" said "Well, if I were a dictator it would be a lot easier."?

If anyone answers tis question correctly, I'll confirm their answer.
if no one can answer this question correctly, I'll post the answer in a few days.

While you are thinking, ask yourself a simple question.
Would you more likely be free under a Democratic president, or the president who made this statement?
and think about the future. your future. my future. our future. our childrens' future.
who benefits the most we we hate each other?
wimpy little bastards on the sidelines that started the squabble in the first place.
we get bloody noses and they collect their winnings for guessing correctly who would be the stupidest to fight and lose.
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Re: The Bill of Rights

Postby fstroupe » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:20 am

Actually, you missed the quote. George W. Bush said "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." He was making that stupid laugh of his while he said it.

Who's hating?
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Re: The Bill of Rights

Postby wrench459 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:05 pm

Pony Soldier wrote:Has anyone seen, or have an opinion about, the New Hampshire state decision that "The 2nd Amendment Is Your Right To Carry". Residents are no longer required to obtain a 'Conceal Carry Permit' in that state.

Yes I agree with constitutional carry.
I use to have a gun shipped to my closest Western Auto store.
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