Friday, September 16, 2005

Constitution Post II

Amendments II, IV, V

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."

While not owning a gun myself, I am of course a gun-rights supporter.

What's that? How can I support the Second Amendment without actually owning a gun yourself? Chickenhawk!

Good point!

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."

While it does call into question a couple provisions of the PATRIOT Act, this ≠ The Right To Privacy. Just making sure.

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 offence 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."

Yeah, and a big middle finger to New London Connecticut and Amendment V from the Supreme Court. Life, Liberty, and Property? You mean liberté, fraternité, and egalité, right?

Plus it gives no protection to those cases arising in the Air Force. Bastards!

Amendments IX and X coming soon.

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