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Posted by Dave on May 08, 2006 at 22:21:21:

In Reply to: A long overdue necessity - it's about time posted by Elaine on May 08, 2006 at 14:18:34:

You know, as long as we are taking away peoples liberties and requiring that citizens get persmission from big brother, let's have people start getting permission from the goverment to engage in the other liberties and provide proficiency in:

The establishment of religion,

Freedom of speech,

Freedom of the press

The right of the people peaceably to assemble,

To petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The right of the people to keep and bear arms.

The right in tioem of peace to not have soldiers quarted in your home without your consent.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures

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.

Amendment V

To not 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;

To not be subject for the same offense 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;

To not have our private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Permission to enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Permission for In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

To not have excessive bail nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." - Plato (427-347 BC)

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