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FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
1st Amendment in U.S. Constitution states 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.
The FIRST AMENDMENT Explained:
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It guarantees freedom of expression and prohibits Congress from restricting these rights of individuals.
This is the Amendment that protects your rights to free speech, religious choice, expression through press/news media/journalism, peaceable assembly, and the right to petition the government.
Together, these five guaranteed freedoms make the people of the United States of America the freest people in the world.
The First Amendment is one of the most important Amendments for your protection of democracy.
SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states 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.
The Second Amendment protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. The concept of such a right existed within English common law long before the enactment of the Bill of Rights. It was first codified in the English Bill of Rights of 1689, this right was enshrined in fundamental laws of several American states during the Revolutionary era, including the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776.
The Second Amendment means that it shall not be infringed by Congress, and has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government.
We the people must vigorously oppose those legislators who vote to take our gun ownership away.
Constitutional Amendments Summary
YEAR OF RATIFICATION 1791
First-Tenth Amendments – Known as the “Bill of Rights”
During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and during the Revolution. They demanded a “bill of rights” that would spell out the “rights” of individual citizens. Several state conventions in their formal ratification of the Constitution asked for such amendments; others ratified the Constitution with the understanding that the amendments would be offered.
Therefore, on September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States ratified the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
1st Amendment (1791):
Guarantees the right to the freedoms of speech, press, and religion. Protects the right to petition the government.
2nd Amendment (1791):
Guarantees the people’s right to own and bear arms for their defense.
3rd Amendment (1791):
Citizens cannot be forced to quarter soldiers during times of peace.
4th Amendment (1791):
Citizens cannot be forced to subject themselves to seizure and search without a search warrant and probable cause.
5th Amendment (1791):
Prohibits abuse of governmental authority in legal procedures. Establishes rules for indictment by eminent domain and the grand jury. Guarantees the due process rights. Protects citizens from self-incrimination and double jeopardy.
6th Amendment (1791):
Guarantees fair and speedy jury trial and the rights to know the accusation, the accuser, and to find counsel and witnesses.
7th Amendment (1791):
Reserves individuals’ rights to jury trial depending on the civil case, and cases already examined by not be re-opened by another court.
8th Amendment (1791):
Forbids exorbitant bails and fines and punishment that is unusual or cruel.
9th Amendment (1791):
Reserves the rights of citizens which are not specifically mentioned by the U.S. Constitution.
10th Amendment (1791):
Reserves powers that are not given to the U.S. government under the Constitution, nor prohibited to a State of the U.S., to the people and the States.
11th Amendment (1795) through 27th Amendments (1992) were ratified after original “Bill of Rights”
11th Amendment (1795)
State sovereign immunity. States are protected from suits by citizens living in another state or foreigners that do not reside within the state borders. Ratified: Feb. 7, 1795
12th Amendment (1804):
Modifies and clarifies the procedure for electing vice-presidents and presidents.
13th Amendment (1865):
Except as punishment for criminal offense, forbids forced-slavery and involuntary servitude. (Emancipation Proclamation)
14th Amendment (1868):
Details Equal Protection Clause, Due Process Clause, Citizenship Clause, and clauses dealing with the Confederacy and its officials.
15th Amendment (1870):
Reserves citizens the suffrage* rights regardless of their race, color, or previous slave status.
16th Amendment (1913):
Reserves the U.S. government the right to tax income.
17th Amendment (1913):
Establishes popular voting as the process under which senators are elected.
18th Amendment (1919):
Denies the sale and consumption of alcohol.
19th Amendment (1920):
Reserves women’s suffrage* rights.
20th Amendment (1933):
Also known as the “lame duck amendment,” establishes date of term starts for Congress (January 3) & the President (January 20).
21st Amendment (1933):
Details the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. State laws over alcohol are to remain.
22nd Amendment (1951):
Limit the terms that an individual can be elected as president (at most two terms). Individuals who have served over two years of someone else’s term may not be elected more than once.
23rd Amendment (1961):
Reserves the right of citizens residing in the District of Columbia to vote for their own Electors for presidential elections.
24th Amendment (1964):
Citizens cannot be denied the suffrage* rights for not paying a poll tax or any other taxes.
25th Amendment (1967):
Establishes the procedures for a successor of a President.
26th Amendment (1971):
Reserves the right for citizens 18 and older to vote.
Denies any laws that vary the salaries of Congress members until the beginning of the next terms of office for Representatives.
*suffrage: the right to vote in electing public officials and adopting or rejecting proposed legislation.
From “14 days to slow the spread” to now two years of government bureaucratic tyranny, there were only a few brave leaders from the beginning who publicly used their common sense to oppose forced lockdowns, social distancing and mask mandates. North Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Green Taylor are role models for elected leaders. Although Governor Ron DeSantis succumbed to the intense political and liberal media pressure to briefly lockdown Florida, he quickly realized there was no science behind lockdowns or face masks and vowed never to lock down Florida again nor wear a face mask. Criticized and relentlessly pursued, these leaders are fearless warriors fighting for our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and liberties that were and have been stolen from the American people. Not content with simply voicing their opposition, these leaders took action such as DeSantis leading the Florida legislature into passing laws against vaccine passports and forcing kids to wear face masks.
Sadly, almost all of our other elected representatives have failed in their primary responsibility as for nearly two years we get not a whimper from them much less anything tangible that protects our freedoms and liberties. As DeSantis has repeatedly stated, the science has been clear from the beginning that face masks do not protect you from getting COVID or spreading it and in many cases, it is harmful to those who wear them for extended periods. Even liberal governors (California) and mayors (D.C.) around the country are now ditching face mask mandates and vaccine passports even though nothing has changed in their state and no new science has been published. What has changed is the realization that the vast majority of people are against these unconstitutional mandates and there is an election around the corner. It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon when even the liberal media admit face masks are useless, but a true fighter for our freedom has the wisdom to lead from the beginning.
As your next 6th district U.S. congressional representative, on my first day in office I will submit bills and work with my colleagues to pass the following legislation:
- Make wearing a face mask optional for all travel controlled by the Department of Transportation (e.g., airlines, trains, buses).
- Make wearing a face mask optional for all federal buildings and locations.
- Defund money to any federal agency that is enforcing any COVID vaccine mandates and prevent any federal agency to even set up a COVID vaccine mandate.
- Subpoena Dr. Fauci for his direct role in the funding of gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology which even the NYTimes admits there is compelling evidence the COVID virus was created and released from there and to reduce his salary to zero.
- Employee Bill of Rights – no employer can force their employees to wear a face mask (except under certain limited areas/professions like hospitals, asbestos cleaning, etc.) nor demand to know your private medical history; specifically, your COVID vaccine status.
- Parents Bill of Rights – any school who forces children to wear a face mask will lose all federal funding.
- Protect hospitals and doctors from being sued and doctors from losing their medical license or job when they prescribe off-label medicine (e.g., Ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine) to treat patients diagnosed with COVID.
The citizens of the 6th congressional district deserve and desperately need a leader who is not afraid to boldly proclaim easily discernable truth on any subject and to take timely action as opposed to waiting nearly two years to meekly begin speaking out and taking woefully inadequate steps only due to their predictable and contemptible desire to get reelected.