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Amendments 1 — The Bill of Rights Part Two: These amendments form a very clear joint statement of the importance the Framers set on the protection and sanctity of private property.
Lord Camden said, in Entick v. Carrington1, "The great end for which men entered in society was to secure their property. Furthermore, the federal government itself is NOT a party to the contract, and has NO legal "standing" to change the rules regarding its own areas of jurisdiction!
The Bill of Rights, in its entirety, is a set of further restrictions upon the lawful actions the federal government may take, and the areas in which it may lawfully operate.
Let's start with an overview of how they work together, then look at each amendment and see how they apply individually. The 5th Amendment serves double duty and its other purposes will be discussed next time.
These three amendments, taken together, demonstrate the depths of the States' concerns that the newly-created federal government be properly constrained, and forbidden to act against the interests of the people in a number of ways. If, as Lord Camden stated, people enter into societies to protect their property, the very first obligation is to defend against encroachment upon peoples' rights to their property by that selfsame government!
We see, in these three amendments, specific restraints against the federal government. There are restrictions on the government's going on "fishing expeditions" for evidence of crime and for summarily removing a person's property unless someone is willing to swear before a judge that there is reasonable suspicion of a crime.
There is the outright statement that no one may be deprived of their life, liberty, or any of their property without "due process" of law. It means judgment of one's peers pursuant to a fair trial where one can appear and defend oneself, plus question witnesses testifying against their case, and know exactly what they were being accused of and what laws the purported act violated.
In creating this federal government, we are promised liberty, not security. Benjamin Franklin said, "They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. As we saw way back in the very first of this series of articles, all our rights derive from property.
Therefore, protection of your property -- your person, the expressions of your thought, the efforts of your work, the accumulated chattels of a lifetime -- is the only legitimate purpose of government. What the government claims it "needs" is not. The seeds of the 3rd Amendment were sown in the experience of pre-Revolutionary War America.
Their experiences also give us a greater understanding of the Framers' deep distrust of standing armies and their preference for relying on militias of local men, armed as well as the standing army. It was long-standing British practice to send the militia not the "Regulars," aka "Redcoats" or the "regular army," but the militia to various locations within Britain, and some of those men were quartered with families rather than in inns or tents.
The regular army had barracks and posts of their own and were not quartered upon the populace.
Upon passage of the Townshend Acts and, later, the Quartering Acts this latter was part of what were termed the "Intolerable Acts"soldiers of the regular army were housed with the citizenry - by force. By the British, quartering could be - and was - used as a tool to harass or to ruin colonial families considered "troublemakers" our side called them "patriots".
Just recently, we can see the possibility of the IRS having been used for much the same purpose in its harassment of Tea Party and other conservative groups who had applied for tax-exempt status for their organizations.
The need for the principles of the 3rd Amendment lives on. The 4th Amendment addresses our personal protection against government seizure of our property self, home, chattels, and the products of our workintrusion into our privacy, and prohibits searches and seizures based on hearsay, rumor -- or nothing.
This amendment was a direct consequence of the abuse of "writs of assistance" by British officers in Colonial America.THE TORTURED HISTORY OF EFFORTS TO REVISE THE ALABAMA CONSTITUTION OF 1 William H. Stewart* I. INTRODUCTION The Alabama Constitution of was conceived with the ignoble purpose of removing African-Americans from the political process in.
The most recent amendment to the Constitution, Article XXVII, which deals with congressional pay raises, was proposed in and ratified in The framers knew it wasn’t a perfect. Additionally, the Constitution specifies that no amendment can deny a state equal representation in the Senate without that state’s consent.
With the details and language of the Constitution decided, the Convention got down to the work of actually setting the Constitution to paper. a new Constitution convention can be called to propose amendments Arizona Executive Branch: To carry out or execute the laws and Judicial decrees of the state.
Amendments 1 – The Bill of Rights Part Two: 3rd, 4th, & 5th Amendments Amendments 3, 4, & 5 of the US Constitution form a natural set. These amendments form a very clear joint statement of the importance the Framers set on the protection and sanctity of private property.
Nov 19, · The Framers were deeply suspicious of partisan manipulation of the electoral process, and, in the Elections Clause, they gave Congress the power to “make or alter” state regulation of the time, place, and manner of federal elections.