Bill of Rights

…to the United States Constitution

 

[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 defence.

[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.

 

We are free today because the founders desired freedom and liberty above many other virtues.

Sexual Assaults

Sex. Sex and sexuality is such a beautiful glorious gift.  Like all good and glorious gifts on earth, the beauty, the glory and the good come with boundaries.  Boundaries are given for the maximum benefit.

Why can’t everyone enjoy it all the time?  Why can’t everyone run stop signs all the time to save time and be first?  The answer to both has to do with benefit, boundaries and the sanctity and preservation of life–that’s why. Continue reading “Sexual Assaults”

Era of Mass Delusion

Do you remember Hitler?  Adolph Hitler?   Some who see this blog may not have heard of him.  He is not the only one in the world who pulled off major delusion based on some exclusive ideology but he is one of the most recent.

Devin Foley starts an analysis with the tale of the emperor who has no clothes.   A similar, though fictional tale about group think from the children’s genre.

He dives in quickly however and gives some alarming insights into the current culture and government in America. Continue reading “Era of Mass Delusion”

Social Gospel & Today’s Religious Left

Here is a good analysis in part of Today’s Religious Left.  There is a brief history of the Social Gospel movement in America.  Christopher H. Evans, the author, comes to this conclusion:

Can the religious left achieve the public status of the religious right? The theme of “social salvation” that was critical to Walter Rauschenbusch, A.J. Muste and Martin Luther King Jr. might, I believe, very well galvanize the activism of a new generation of religious progressives.

Continue reading “Social Gospel & Today’s Religious Left”

Bill Nye gets schooled

Bill Nye…accused CNN of doing a “disservice” to its audience on Saturday by having a real scientist on their network to discuss climate change.

Nye, non-scientist, appeared with William Happer, Princeton University Physicist on CNN to discuss the science of climate change. Continue reading “Bill Nye gets schooled”