Wednesday, November 15, 2006

a friendly reminder...

THE 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.

6 Comments:

Blogger j.b said...

what are the Rights you've posted. is this some kind of brand new experiment?

i like these. we should look into adopting them as laws for our country.

8:26 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

don't tell anyone.

they might catch on and then where would we be?

all free and shit?

that's not good for business, my friend.

nope, think we'll keep things just the way they are.

*all past and future Rights, inalienable or implied, real or imagined are subject to immediate suspension without notice, on political whim or just because*

11:06 PM  
Blogger c. allen rearick said...

you know the old joke, we should give these to the irai govt. 'cause we're not usin' 'em.

12:16 PM  
Blogger c. allen rearick said...

p.s.

under your "poets, artists & madmen" section, you need to update the link to the GPP.

12:18 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

thanks for the headsup car.

also, thanks for the welcome at the myspace.


anyone who wishes head over to my boring page, here and become "my friend" though don't call me.

6:16 PM  
Blogger H. said...

These sound just crazy enough to work...hmmmm...

7:34 PM  

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