The Bill Of Rights – Americans’ Protection From Government

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

The Presidential Oath of Office

The oath to be taken by the president on first entering office is specified in Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Consider: The Presidential Oath Of Office. It clearly lays the responsibility of enforcing the protections of the Bill of Rights/The Enumerated Rights, on the person who serves as the leader of our country.

Consider: The First Amendment Of The Constitution. It doesn’t take a Philadelphia lawyer to understand the wording of the following guarantees of America’s citizens.

Congress shall make no law: (that means, “hands off”)

1. respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,
2. or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press
3. or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The Citizens of our nation should have serious concerns about governmental overreach of its powers. Someone needs to remind our leaders in the House Of Representatives, and in the Senate, and in The White House, of the freedoms that we, the people, are guaranteed from the overreach of the powers of our government. It is the responsibility of our Congress to ensure that our nation’s leader does not violate the oath that he took when he took office. A free press is guaranteed freedom to know the actions of our government, and to report such activities to us,”we the people.” The president’s own party should be watchful over the actions of the president, and ensure that he is always in compliance with the constitution.

Consider the following concerns that any citizen of our nation should have:

http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/06/new-black-panthers-militant-black-muslim-leader-malik-shabazz-calls-for-war-against-police-and-whites/

New Black Panthers’ Militant Black Muslim Leader Calls for “War” Against Police and Whites

http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/06/new-bill-aims-to-rewrite-second-amendment-would-require-gun-owners-to-have-liability-insurance/

New Bill Aims To Rewrite Second Amendment: Would Require Gun Owners To Have Liability Insurance

http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/06/congressman-fourth-amendment-is-not-absolute/

Congressman: Fourth Amendment “Is Not Absolute”

http://clashdaily.com/2015/05/come-and-take-it-obama-doj-ignoring-congress-with-more-than-a-dozen-news-gun-controls/

COME AND TAKE IT: Obama & DOJ Ignoring Congress with More Than a DOZEN New Gun Controls

http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/05/democrats-ask-obama-to-resettle-65000-syrian-refugees/

Democrats Ask Obama to Resettle 65,000 Syrian Refugees

http://soopermexican.com/2015/05/08/how-to-explain-the-baltimore-riots-in-one-sentence/

How To Explain The Baltimore Riots in One Sentence…RACISM How To Explain The Baltimore Riots in One Sentence

http://totalconservative.com/democrat-compares-school-choice-to-rape/

Democrat Compares School Choice to Rape

http://unfilteredpatriot.com/the-new-america-democrats-think-illegals-should-vote/

The New America: Democrats Think Illegals Should Vote

http://www.fixthisnation.com/conservative-breaking-news/michelle-obama-faces-school-board-fury-food-nutrition-best-decided-at-local-level/

Michelle Obama Faces School Board Fury: Food Nutrition Best Decided at Local Level

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obamacare-lawsuit-federal-judge/2015/05/28/id/647231/?ns_mail_uid=96115195&ns_mail_job=1622483_05282015&s=al&dkt_nbr=gzgcvxer

Federal Judge Blasts Obama Lawyers Arguing Obamacare Case

http://clashdaily.com/2015/05/marine-court-martialed-for-bible-quote-in-obamaland-christians-are-evil-islam-is-good/

MARINE COURT-MARTIALED FOR BIBLE QUOTE: In Obamaland Christians Are Evil; Islam Is Good

http://clashdaily.com/2015/05/minorities-deserve-safe-space-without-white-people-white-students-turned-away-from-journalism-event/

MINORITIES DESERVE ‘SAFE SPACE’ WITHOUT WHITE PEOPLE: White Students Turned Away From ‘Journalism’ Event

http://clashdaily.com/2015/05/liberal-memorial-day-26-shot-in-baltimore-55-shot-in-chicago/

LIBERAL MEMORIAL DAY: 26 Shot in Baltimore, 55 Shot in Chicago

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/05/29/poll-majority-of-democrats-think-illegal-immigrants-should-vote-n2005563

Poll: Majority of Democrats Think Illegal Immigrants Should Have Right to Vote in U.S. Elections

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/24/students-are-blaming-michelle-obama-for-their-gross-school-lunches/

School kids are blaming Michelle Obama for their ‘gross’ school lunches

http://www.glennbeck.com/2014/05/19/michelle-obama-tells-students-to-monitor-family-members-for-racial-insensitivity/

Michelle Obama tells students to monitor family members for ‘racial insensitivity’

Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2014/05/19/michelle-obama-tells-students-to-monitor-family-members-for-racial-insensitivity/?utm_source=glennbeck&utm_medium=contentcopy_link

The Presidential Oath Of Office, and The Bill Of Rights Follow. Consider how our government should be protecting our nation and citizens against those who would restrict and deny those Enumerated Rights.

The Presidential Oath of Office

The oath to be taken by the president on first entering office is specified in Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Read more: The Presidential Oath of Office http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0878064.html#ixzz3brqCQ2mP

United States Bill of Rights
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed to assuage the fears of Anti-Federalists who had opposed Constitutional ratification, these amendments guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and reserve some powers to the states and the public. Originally the amendments applied only to the federal government, however, most were subsequently applied to the government of each state by way of the Fourteenth Amendment, through a process known as incorporation.

(The enumerated rights)

The Bill of Rights enumerates freedoms not explicitly indicated in the main body of the Constitution, such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech, a free press, and free assembly; the right to keep and bear arms; freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, security in personal effects, and freedom from warrants issued without probable cause; indictment by a grand jury for any capital or “infamous crime”; guarantee of a speedy, public trial with an impartial jury; and prohibition of double jeopardy. In addition, the Bill of Rights reserves for the people any rights not specifically mentioned in the Constitution and reserves all powers not specifically granted to the federal government to the people or the States. The Bill was influenced by George Mason’s 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights, the English Bill of Rights 1689, and earlier English political documents such as Magna Carta (1215).

BILL OF RIGHTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1791)

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, strongly influenced Madison.

One of the many points of contention between Federalists and Anti-Federalists was the Constitution’s lack of a bill of rights that would place specific limits on government power. Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty.

Madison, then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, went through the Constitution itself, making changes where he thought most appropriate. But several Representatives, led by Roger Sherman, objected that Congress had no authority to change the wording of the Constitution itself. Therefore, Madison’s changes were presented as a list of amendments that would follow Article VII.

The House approved 17 amendments. Of these 17, the Senate approved 12. Those 12 were sent to the states for approval in August of 1789. Of those 12, 10 were quickly approved (or, ratified). Virginia’s legislature became the last to ratify the amendments on December 15, 1791.

The Bill of Rights is a list of limits on government power. For example, what the Founders saw as the natural right of individuals to speak and worship freely was protected by the First Amendment’s prohibitions on Congress from making laws establishing a religion or abridging freedom of speech. For another example, the natural right to be free from unreasonable government intrusion in one’s home was safeguarded by the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirements.

Other precursors to the Bill of Rights include English documents such as the Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, the English Bill of Rights, and the Massachusetts Body of Liberties.

THE BILL OF RIGHTS – FULL TEXT

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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