Have you ever just spent ten minutes thinking about the Bill of Rights?
The first ten amendments are not the Bill of Privileges. I don’t need the permission of ANYONE to exercise the RIGHTS contained therein.
We have a near-absolute RIGHT to free speech. Yet our government – and government agencies running most of our colleges & universities -deny us this Right that no law allows them to deny. The BLM, a cohort of door-shakers & wannabes who couldn’t get a real job, fenced off an area of NV during the Bundy fiasco, calling it the “Free Speech Zone.” No. AMERICA is a “Free Speech Zone,” and NO government official at any level has the authority to restrict that.
We have a non-infringable RIGHT to keep and bear arms. We have a Supreme Court that (finally) recognized the INDIVIDUAL RIGHT confirmed by the 2nd Amendment. Yet even SCOTUS says States can infringe this right. Umm… No. The Constitution is the “Supreme Law of the Land,” than which NOTHING is higher. No, not even SCOTUS, a creation of the States on THEIR creation of the federal government. On what basis can States be allowed to infringe what the Constitution prohibits? None.
The Third Amendment says the gov can’t park a few soldiers in my house. What’s the difference between parking gov employees in my home (who will see & watch everything I say and do) and spying on my cell phone (to see & watch everything I say & do)? Nothing. Oh – except that the soldier probably couldn’t find my banking passwords, commercial account information, etc., that I use daily on my cell.
The Fourth. I cannot be spied on by my govt. Yet Congress seems to think it can pass a law & create a FISA court that is legal JUST BECAUSE IT SAYS IT IS, that somehow can spy on me without a constitutionally required warrant & due process, something EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED by the Bill of Rights.
What? You say the gov has a responsibility to keep me safe? The gov has a Constitutional REQUIREMENT not to spy on me. We didn’t win WW2 by spying on Americans. We won it by killing our enemies and destroying – utterly – their centers of ideology & funding. We KNOW where Mecca, medina, Teheran, jalalabad, ramadi, and the ZamZam Well are. Destroy them. But choosing NOT to destroy our enemies DOES NOT simultaneously allow OUR government to violate the laws UNDER WHICH WE CREATED THAT GOVERNMENT.
The Fifth says one can’t be held or be deprived of liberty without due process, yet a man was jailed for an offense he didn’t commit, without any semblance of due process, and deprived of Liberty for an absurd non-offense that had NOTHING to do with Benghazi.
The Sixth says Americans have the RIGHT to a speedy trial & a jury of their peers & to be confronted with the evidence against him or her. How often are trials MONTHS in coming? How many have been put on no-fly lists, depriving them of liberty, without their knowledge, let alone due process? How many are convicted in a FISA “Court” absent being presented with evidence, being confronted by their accuser, or anything resembling due process?
The Eighth prohibits cruel & unusual punishments. Like having your business robbed by the IRS because you make large cash deposits? Like being forced to attend worthless gov schools to assuage the teacher unions? Like being forced to lower your standard of living to feed, clothe & house multiple kids who aren’t yours… in foreign countries?
The Ninth tells the Feds: Hey! Just because we didn’t deny a power to you specifically DOES NOT MEAN it’s yours to take. It’s not. If we didn’t SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATE that power, IT AIN’T YOURS. It’s OURS. And, no, that doesn’t mean you can take it. It means you CAN’T.
And the Tenth, of course, tells the Feds: you are DENIED any power not SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATED AS YOURS.
Which leaves us with a Bill of Rights completely trashed, except for the 7th requiring a jury at a civil trial, by the same gov that Bill of RIGHTS was written, and adopted to LIMIT.
OUR government is out of control. It is working AGAINST the interests of We the People.
It is time to respond. The Founders would be DONE by now.
But we… do nothing.
…and lose more of our liberty, our heritage, the Rule of Law that IS America… Every single day.