“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…” Yeah, yeah, yeah. You have heard it a million times before. You have the right to do this, the right to do that, but if you haven’t been paying attention lately, it’s all BULLSHIT!
The Declaration of Independence begins by stating that all men are created equal and that we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. A concept even the authors do not believe themselves! They were all slave owners, so what they meant was THEY were all created equal. The slave was not human therefore had no rights. Funny that they used the word “inalienable” to describe these rights, which according to Dictionary.com is defined as:
[in-eyl-yuh-nuh-buh l, -e]
1. not transferable to another or not capable of being taken away or denied; not alienable:
inalienable rights, freedoms, and liberties; an inalienable territory; inalienable principles and values.
I’d like to repeat that, because it sounds vaguely important. “Not capable of being taken away or denied.”
Therefore, rights are things that cannot be taken away, but ask anyone who has had their rights violated in the 21st century whether that is true or not and, more often than not, they will tell you that is a lie! It is the biggest lie of all time in fact because they have managed to convince the entire world that it is true. Any rights that can be taken away are by definition, not rights at all! They are privileges that can be trampled by government agents at any time. Let’s break these supposed rights down one by one, shall we?
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.
Taken one at a time, the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. In other words the right to protest. In Cleveland Ohio on May 23 2015, protesters were corralled into a corner downtown off W 6th street, and summarily arrested for following police orders. What they were really arrested for was protesting. They had been at it all day and the city of Cleveland decided they’d heard enough. Ademo Freeman was there documenting the whole thing. (video here)
During the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 200o, protesters were arrested on their way to the protest by undercover police officers who were driving them there. The government tactics used to infiltrate peaceful protesters and the arrests before any crimes had been committed is well documented in the book, Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000
The right to a free press has been revoked in the Micheal Brown protests in St Louis in 2014 when reporters were harassed at a local McDonalds trying to get Wifi. Reporters were also shot at by police specifically targeting their camera equipment. When the reporters abandoned the camera, police ran over to it and pointed it at the ground. In more recent days, under Donald Trump journalists have been under attack and their work labeled as fake news.
If you have followed this website since its inception in 2010, you undoubtedly have seen several writers’ stories detailing them having had their freedom of speech, as well as the right to free press and the right to assemble, violated by police. The founders of CopBlock, Ademo Freeman and Pete Eyre as well as most writers here, have had their right to free speech violated numerous times.
You think you have a freedom of religion? Try smoking weed instead of drinking wine as your sacrament. Ask any Rastafarian in this country if the freedom of religion exists. Ademo attended the opening of the First Church of Marijuana in Indiana where the police watched every person that went into the church. They also sent undercover officers into the crowd to arrest anyone they caught smoking marijuana. So not only are they okay with restricting your freedom of religion, they do not mind desecrating your ceremonies either.
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.
Any gun law in effect today violates this particular amendment, but it doesn’t stop there. After hurricane Katrina the police and military went through New Orleans disarming people who were just trying to defend their property. A 90 year old woman was tackled by a police officer when she revealed she had an antique revolver for protection. Police are constantly shaking down legal gun owners. YouTube is loaded with videos of legal gun owners exercising their right to bear arms and being harassed and threatened by police. In the Youtube video linked above, an officer threatens to “put a round in” a legal open carry advocate. New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California all have very repressive laws against the open carry of firearms and even more repressive laws against concealed carry. Philando Castile was murdered for carrying a legal firearm. His murderer was just recently acquitted of any wrong doing and continues to be a cop. In addition, it is illegal for convicts or the mentally ill to own firearms, as if they have less right to defend themselves because of it. It is also well documented by people like Kory Watkins in Texas and in other videos that can be found on this website.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Now this is a hard one to break. You can’t even find an example except when researching the Revolutionary War. Police really had to go out of their way to break this one. In other words, neither the military nor police can just take your house over to conduct surveillance, or run other operations. Not to let a little thing like rights get in the way, the police in Henderson Nevada arrested a family for refusing to let officers use their homes as lookouts for a domestic violence investigation of their neighbors in 2011. You do not have to take my word for it, you can read the link and check it out for yourself!
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and 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.
I don’t think I have to go into this one too far. I think anyone who has been paying attention to this website or at least has not been living in a cave for the last 10 years, can argue that this particular right means nothing to state agents. These days the fourth amendment is the cornerstone of all discussions that involve violations of our supposed “inalienable rights.” From DUI checkpoints to stop and frisk laws. The drug war has enabled state agencies to violate the fourth amendment in ways we never thought possible.
Checkpoints are not just to stop lowly drug dealers and drunks (most of whom work for the state!) anymore. There are driver license checkpoints, state inspection checkpoints, drug checkpoints. In fact, the DUI checkpoint doesn’t even catch drunks anymore. So the whole reason the supreme court gives for granting this Fourth Amendment violation is invalid. It is set up to generate revenue for the state by giving citations for petty offenses such as malfunctions of your car. Checkpoints also exist 100 miles on this side of the border of the United States. People in Texas are well aware of the restrictive nature of these checkpoints, but people in Northern Ohio or Northern Montana do not realize they are subject to illegal search and seizure by several agencies. You can be stopped by Homeland Security and the Border Patrol, as well as local and state police.
Your Facebook account can also get you put in jail. Say the wrong thing (see 1st Amendment) on your Facebook page or create a fake page and you too could find yourself behind bars, as Anthony Novak found out the hard way in Parma Ohio. In conclusion, there are many ways you are not even aware of to violate your Fourth Amendment rights.
No person shall 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; nor shall any person 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; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
The United States has enacted a law called Civil Asset Forfeiture. According to Wikipedia, civil asset forfeiture is “a controversial legal process in which law enforcement officers take assets from persons suspected of involvement with crime or illegal activity without necessarily charging the owners with wrongdoing. While civil procedure, as opposed to criminal procedure, generally involves a dispute between two private citizens, civil forfeiture involves a dispute between law enforcement and property such as a pile of cash or a house or a boat, such that the thing is suspected of being involved in a crime. To get back the seized property, owners must prove it was not involved in criminal activity. Sometimes it can mean a threat to seize property as well as the act of seizure itself.” So much for the protection in this amendment. You do not even have to be convicted of a crime to have your private property seized without compensation this way.
Eminent domain is another state tool that is used to separate people from their rightful property. That is when the state deems your property useful to a public good and steals it from you if you do not sell it to them. This amendment is also used by people who do not want to incriminate themselves in a crime. You do not have to testify against yourself in court. I think the violation of this part of the right is when human nature assumes your guilt when you exercise it. People always assume you are guilty if you plead the fifth, as it’s more commonly known. Unless of course you are Oliver North, then you can make a career out of it.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall 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
These days the first thing you are expected to do at your arraignment in court after being charged with a crime is waive your right to a speedy trial. It is violated so often that it is now a part of the proceedings to get you to sign this right away. The state logic used to accomplish it is to tell you that if the court schedules you a court date and your father dies, you better miss the funeral instead of court! Be assured that they will still retain the right to reschedule for any trifle involving one of them.
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 re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
This amendment assures you of a trial by jury, but as usual there is a loophole that allows you to be tried without a jury. If the crime is not serious enough to warrant significant jail time, IE: misdemeanors, you can be tried without a jury. A bench trial allows the judge act as the jury, but since he works for the state what chance do you have? Traffic offenses and a slew of other victimless crimes do not require a jury.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
This amendment is violated so frequently we don’t even pay attention to it anymore. Go to jail. Go directly to jail and find out just exactly how cruel and unusual punishment is doled out. The Cuyahoga County Jail for example, is so old even the guards there say it should have been torn down five years ago. There are pods there with no natural sunlight. No windows, no fresh air, and no regard for basic human needs like toilet paper. If you are unfortunate enough to be sent there in the winter, prepare to freeze your ass off! The heat is never turned above 60. When it gets cold at night you can almost see your own breath.
This amendment also ensures that excessive bail can not be imposed. Where are all my drug war victims? How many of you have been arrested for weed with bail in excess of 10,000 dollars? 75,000 dollars for possession of a plant? I think we can all agree all bail is excessive. If you compare the cost of living and all the other mathematical factors that determine the standard, and when you consider that most bail amounts rival the cost of a house, all bail is excessive with the exception of being released on your own recognizance.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
This one basically says there are rights you have that are not stated here. But I mean hey, if they don’t care about the previous eight supposed “inalienable rights”, what makes you think they are going to take anything not included here seriously?! I have already debunked all the major rights that affect your everyday lives. Good luck defending a right you didn’t even know you had!
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
This one says that the states have the right to govern themselves. The problem here is that the Federal Government has set itself up to be the benefactor of the individual states, so they can choke the states into submission to federal law by cutting federal funding for things like roads, libraries and other state run programs. If the state had the power to make it’s own laws, why is Marijuana still federally prohibited? Why are legal marijuana dispensaries still being raided by federal police agencies?
SO there you have it. Your rights debunked. You have no rights that you are not willing to fight for. All you have are privileges that can be taken away just like your driver’s license. Your basic human rights as defined by the constitution can be taken away as easily as your right to travel, but that is a whole other article!
So you can all stop pretending that you have rights and that you are a free country. Your rights have be trampled. You have been tread upon by the boots of the very state agents you claim keep you safe! Your police, your soldiers, your leaders can stop pretending to fight for your freedom because your freedom has already been bought and sold, and all you got was that lousy American flag T-Shirt!