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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights
 December 15, 1791

What do you consider basic rights all human beings should have? In essence, that is exactly the thoughts of our forefathers 224 years ago. How many times have you read or heard reference to the "Bill of Rights"? How much do you know about these rights? The Bill of Rights plays a central role in American law and government remaining a fundamental symbol of the freedoms and culture of our nation. One of the original fourteen copies of the Bill of Rights is on display at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Following ratification by the state of Virginia, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, become the law of the land.
The following is a list of the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. Called the "Bill of Rights", these amendments were ratified on December 15, 1791. Each amendment's title is linked to a set of detailed annotations presented on the Findlaw website.

  1. Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition

  1. Right to keep and bear arms

  1. Conditions for quarters of soldiers

  1. Right of search and seizure regulated

  1. Provisions concerning prosecution

  1. Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.

  1. Right to a trial by jury

  1. Excessive bail, cruel punishment

  1. Rule of construction of Constitution

  1. Rights of the States under Constitution

Are you prepared to lose any of the freedoms America has fought so hard to achieve and maintain? You have a voice...let that voice be heard! Be one of the Voices of America that speak loud and clear of the people, for the people, by the people. Go forth today with joy in your heart for all the freedoms America has to offer. Take not for granted that which was won for you through blood and sacrifice. While it may be naturally accepted and expected in today's society, always remember America's freedom was not free...it came at a very high price. Payment is still being made in order to maintain that freedom and all the rights that go along with it. Enemies are among us. Don't wait until the morning comes when you wake up and question "What happened?"