Monday, August 24, 2009

The Bill-o-Rights

The Bill of Rights are the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, it was a list of freedoms and said what the government could or could not do. The addition of this made the Anti-Federalists feel a lot more comfortable.

So reader, I'm sure you are wondering "what are the first 10 amendments?!". Well, lucky for you, I know and I could be delighted to tell you.

1. Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. This is the basis of America, we are not commies![30]

2. Right to bare arms. You can have a gun! or wear a furry suit and pretend you're a bear!!! GARRR!!!

3. Soldiers can't sleep in your house, that is, unless you want them to.

4. No illegal searches and seizures, for an example, watch Law & Order

5. You can't incriminate yourself, sort of a whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas type a deal.

6. If you commit a crime [31], you have the right to a fair and speedy trial.

7. This one is wordy, the gist is if there were legal errors in your trial, then the trial is unfair [32].

8. No excessive bail. If you stole a pack of gum, your bail will not be a million dollars. Unless the gum was attached to a person, and the said person is missing, and then the said persons body was found in your freezer. Was the gum really worth it?[33]

9. This one makes some growing room for the Constitution, things change man.

and finally...

10. Powers not given to federal government are given to states, like liquor laws, gambling, and prostitution [34].

[30] Damn Right?
[31] Shame on you!
[32] or possibly a farce!
[33] No.
[34] You don't have to admit to any of this, just plead the 5th!

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