October 4, 2014

DEATH OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS



The first amendment has been abridged in that you are required to purchase a permit and are confined to a designated area of "free speech zone" and summarily arrested if you violate the terms of the aforementioned restraints.  Limiting speech through cost and constraint is no example of unabridged or free speech.

One common argument for the regulation of speech is the "fire in a theater" argument.  The argument proposes that one can not yell "fire" in a crowded theater therefore so called reasonable limits should be placed on speech in order to prevent chaos or violence as a result of careless speech.

In the case that some person may yell "fire" in a theater does the accuracy of his claim not come into account when determining if or not he should be arrested?

CONSTITUTIONAL ABUSE



"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

It is a pretty simple statement that is the spirit of all that the Constitution embodies.  The rest of the Constitution goes into greater detail as to the means by which the goals set forth in the Preamble are to be accomplished.

We can better understand the need for the Constitution if we simply read it.  It is primarily geared to limit  governmental powers by clearly defining them and the methods of law by which they are restricted.  Given that the founders saw government as a necessary evil it is rational that they would collude to confine that necessary evil.

If We the People would hope to make changes in the current state of affairs we must first start at the Constitution, how it works and also how it is abused.  Only when we realize its mechanisms and how they are abused can we hope to change the way our government functions and restore a sense of normalcy to our Constitutional Republic.