The United States Constitution is the supreme law. The first ten amendments protect individual liberty and justice, and place restrictions on the powers of government. Is California trying to upset this balance?
Bill of Rights
Quite simply, it is because America has fundamentally changed!
Ditch your traditions and Old Glory for the new age -- The New World Order. An order by which there will no longer be an America, but rather a collective world.
Today I received an email from the Rutherford Institute which provides free legal council regarding civil liberty matters. The letter is shown below.
Yes, you read that correctly...
IRS official Lois Lerner who heads the tax exempt division of the IRS will be invoking Fifth Amendment protections under the Bill of Rights to avoid incriminating herself in federal testimony, reports the LA Times. What makes this such a hilarious example of hypocrisy, of course, is the fact that her office specifically targeted non-profits that were teaching the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Another Hollywood figure has come out in opposition of the very constitutional right that protects his ability to make a living, as oblivious to the hypocrisy of his position as he is out of place on his phony pedestal.
There is a destructive, delusional meme spreading like a virus among many misguided Americans. It pushes the idea that government can pick and choose which rights codified in the Bill of Rights it wishes to recognize or discard on any given day.
There was an uproar several months ago when the US Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and there was a section in it (1021) that said, according to Wikipedia:
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THE PREAMBLE TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS
Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
Robert J. Spitzer is Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York, College at Cortland.
Jul 11 2002
Editor's Note: Copyright © 2000 The Second Amendment in Law and History: Historians and Constitutional Scholars on the Right to Bear Arms. Ed. Carl T. Bogus. Reprinted by permission of The New Press.
BILL OF RIGHTS
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.
Bill of Rights
In the present day, most of the state constitutions have in them a header which precedes the "Articles of Amendments" and this header is named a "Bill of Rights." This "Bill of Rights" is also placed in front of the ten articles of amendments of the constitution of the United States of America. A few of the state constitutions today have in them what is called a "Declaration of Right." Is there a difference between the two? And if so, what is it.