Posted on February 21, 2013 by WashingtonsBlog
How Many Constitutional Freedoms Do We Still Have?
Preface: While a lot of people talk about the loss of our Constitutional liberties, people usually speak in a vague, generalized manner or focus on only one issue and ignore the rest.
This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.
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The 1st Amendment protects speech, religion, assembly and the press:
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.
However, the government is arresting those speaking out and violently crushing peaceful assemblies which attempt to petition the government for redress.
A federal judge found that the law allowing indefinite detention of Americans without due process has achilling effect on free speech. And see this and this.
The threat of being labeled a terrorist for exercising our First Amendment rights certainly violates the First Amendment. The government is using laws to crush dissent, and its gotten so bad that even U.S. Supreme Court justices are saying that we are descending into tyranny.
For example, the following actions may get an American citizen living on U.S. soil labeled as a suspected terrorist today:
This post was modified from its original form on 23 Feb, 6:40
That's a really excellent article you have posted Sheila. The author has the same list for the same reasons I do. I've posted that list a couple of times, but this is really well detailed. EVERYONE should read this!
How is it that people don't understand how far the government has taken this?