Bill of Rights

 

  Bill of Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities

 

   First, a right is something everyone has that does not cost someone else money.  For example, the right to free speech or the right to assembly does not cost other citizens money.  However, the right to free health care or welfare does cost other citizens money.

 

I. Personal Freedoms

  1. Freedom of Speech                                                                                                [See Addendum]
  2. Freedom of Press
  3. Freedom of Religion                                                                                              [See Addendum]
  4. Right to Keep and Bear Arms                                                                              [See Addendum]
  5. X

 

II. Property Freedoms

  1. Right to Protect Life and Property                                                                      [See Addendum]
  2. Restriction of Adverse Possession
  3. Eminent Domain
  4. Freedom from Quartering Soldiers

 

III. Legal Freedoms

  1. Right to Petition
  2. Right to Grand Jury
  3. Right to Trial by Jury
  4. Right to a Speedy Trial
  5. Freedom from Excessive Bail
  6. Freedom from testifying against oneself
  7. Freedom from Search and Seizure
  8. Freedom from Double Jeopardy
  9. Freedom against Cruel and Unusual Punishment (the Punishment must fit the crime)
  10. Rule of Construction of Constitution
  11. Rights 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.

 

IV. Responsibilities

  1. To get an education that will allow you to get a job
  2. To work and support your family
  3. To raise your children to be productive citizens
  4. To maintain a healthy lifestyle
  5.  To be an informed voter and to vote in every election
  6. To help those who cannot help themselves but not help those who will not help themselves
  7. To respect other’s property
  8. X

 

V. Government Responsibilities

  1. To effectively and efficiently manage taxpayers dollars
  2. To promote a healthy business climate
  3. To provide consumers and businesses with information so they can make educated decisions on products to purchase and businesses to deal with.
  4. To adequately maintain roads and bridges
  5. To provide a proper legal system to ensure that property rights are secured and that legal issues are resolved based on what is right, not based on past precedence
  6. To provide adequate police protection of individuals and property
  7. To eliminate all “nanny state” laws
  8. To allow families to raise their children as they see fit, as long as that does not include abuse.