I am a human being, born in the region of America. Here we have declared rights for the people of this country...not because we invented them, not because they were granted to us. They were merely declared in writing as a reference point for government. So that Government, as a collective of departments and committees would not forget the humanity affected by their desires. It was written to guide Government in what their responsibility is , and that's to uphold the liberty of humanity. On the surface, this has been a source of inspiration to peoples living in lands where the governments are oppressive to those natural born rights of men. Under the surface, this has been a veil in which atrocities have been committed I am not going to lecture or recount all of the details of the many things that have been carried out here since the occupation, I will leave that to you to research and educate yourself, while the information is still available to you.
What are our natural rights?
Well this is what the founding fathers of this country said they may be, and regardless of your background, your culture, your family, you may be in agreement. I know I am:
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.(You can believe and talk about what you believe in alone or with others. You can journal it, publish it, write it without fear of prosecution AND you can let the government know how you feel about their actions with out fear of prosecution.)
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.(You have the right to protect yourself from an oppressive government and any extensions of that government. This government or any other. The government can not make this illegal, by law.)
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.(You do not have to open your home to anyone, not even government representatives; for example, military. Not even in war time, Unless of course you feel like it.)
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.( You have the right to privacy, no one is allowed to infringe upon your person or your belongings. No one can just come into to your house and take your things. Government is not allowed to enter your home or car or clothes with out a Warrant from a Judge and use anything they want against you.)
AMENDMENT V( You can not just get arrested and held with out an indictment [Of your peers] Your land or things can be taken by the government with out just compensation.)
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.
( This says it for itself)
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(What the jury of peers says, sticks)
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(Your ability to pay will not inhibit you from freedom before you are found guilty If you cant afford a bail, it is set to high and is unconstitutional. You can not be fined excessively, you can not be tortured.)
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
AMENDMENT IX(Our government officials can not legally even think about infringing upon these rights, by Law.)
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
AMENDMENT X( What ever wasn't covered in the constitution is to be looked after by the "states" and the states are sovereign within these respects. For instance the Federal Government can not pass laws that outside the scope of the Constitution. Other matters are given to the State and the laws the State passes, must abide by the constitution. The State can not make it legal to remove our natural rights.)
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.
My Interpretation in Red.
It is undeniable that all people should not be hindered in life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness. That is not what some rich white guys made up or invented. These have always been your rights, with our without declaration. No one needs to complicate that these rights belong to all, all we have to do is live it. When we create governments, it is only for our benefit not the other way around. Governmental bodies are the only entities that need to be reminded of that, with Laws that protect us. Anything else is Tyranny.
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