Bill of Rights: Dying Fast or Already Dead?

Let me make this easy…we live in a post-constitution era. Yes, that means I am saying that we are no longer governed by the Constitution of the United States as it was designed and written by the Founding Fathers. Its principles, protections, guarantees, and political foundation framework are all lost to the last 130 years of political maneuvering and power brokers. And for quite awhile now I have been warning about the post-constitution days we live in.

The most sure way to verify this is to simply look at the part of that great document that directly affects all US citizens’ right, liberties, and freedoms, and where we stand now in relation to its original wording and intent.

Yes, there is a specific reason for this article at this time…it ties directly into tomorrow’s article. This is a prequel if you will.

Amendment I – Dying…almost dead!

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.

Americans are not allowed to freely exercise their religion. In 1878 the Supreme Court killed freedom of religion (Reynolds v. United States, 98 U.S. 145) when the non-constitutional “separation of church and state” became the law of the land via black robes. And again in 1954, according to IRS documents, verbal or written statements by a 501(c)(3) in favor or opposition of any candidate can result in the denial or revocation of tax-exempt status. And yes, churches are 501(c)(3) organizations. So the government essentially controls what churches can do, when, and where they can do it…because churches are not going to want to give up their tax-exempt status.

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press died in April of 2022 at the hands of the Department of Homeland Security when it established the “Disinformation Governance Board” with no legislative action and no law being passed by our elected representatives. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press was already dying long before then due to the media’s cooperation with the US government in invoking “cancel culture” tactics.

Right of people to peacefully assemble died over 60 years ago with the widespread implementation of “permits” to parade, rally, protest, demonstrate, etc., as well as governments and law enforcement agencies employment of “free speech zones.” Both of which are widely used against any group or cause that doesn’t align with government policy.

Amendment II – Barely on life support!

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.

Militias have been demonized and criminalized effectively eliminating them in the United States since the late 19th century.

The right to keep and bear arms has been repeated infringed since the 1930’s to the point that the right as originally intended is no longer recognizable. The latest “bi-partisan” attempts that will soon become law further infringe upon that right. Thanks needs to go to both political parties throughout the years for killing these two rights.

Amendment IV – Dead!

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.

The FBI, as well as all other federal law enforcement agencies, through the use of FISA courts have killed the “warrants” & “probable cause” clause. The NSA gathers, stores, and analyzes all electronic correspondence of US citizens without warrants. And the federal government has successfully argued in court the right to have a “kill list” of US citizens wherein people can be outright assassinated by the mere stroke of a pen at the Executive Branch level of the US government. Remember, it was a FISA court that authorized the coup against President Trump…and the FBI that provided leadership and operational personnel.

Amendment V – Dead!

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 offence 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 most blatant example is the use of “civil asset forfeiture” which has killed due process by taking private property without even a person being arrested or suspected of a crime. Additionally, since 2001, thanks to the Patriot Act (among others), American citizens have been tortured in overseas black sites as well as on American soil and the information illegally gathered has been used against them. The FBI and CIA are the two primary federal law enforcement agencies in this regards. In addition to torture, both FBI and CIA personnel have outright assassinated US citizens; and the federal government reserves the right in court to do so whenever they deem it needed…and the courts have upheld that right.

Amendment VIII – Dead!

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Case after case after case is well documented where FBI personnel have simply murdered “suspects” even when those persons have been unarmed. And, the same agency personnel have killed family members and friends of these so-called “suspects” as they did at Ruby Ridge. A case you may very familiar with is Lavoy Finnicum. In the most glaring of infamous cases the FBI have even been known to burn to death men, women, and children as they did in Waco.

Amendment X – Dead!

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 goes without any need to describe. Long ago the US federal government usurped the rights and powers reserved to the states and people, assuming those rights either through extortion, bribery, or at the point of a gun. The passage of the 17th Amendment diminished the check and balance of the states to virtually nothing. Couple this along with the federal government destroying half of the 2nd Amendment by outlawing militias ensured that there is no true check and balance of the states to stop the imposition of tyranny by the US federal government.

Summary –

So there are 6 out of the 10 Bill of Rights amendments that are either outright dead or virtually dead. And those 6 are the most important to US citizens out of the 10!

What does this mean? Our original rights, liberties, and freedoms as the Founders established them are gone. And there is no hope or peaceful mechanism to revive them.

Had there been any civil way to restore them…then why hasn’t it been done? Not a single Congress, not a single President, and surely not any political party has ever restored any of those rights, freedoms, or liberties. It has only gotten worse and worse with each passing election for the last 130+ years.

Why do I point this out? Well, tomorrow is the answer to that question. Today was laying out the “slap your face” reality check for what I will share with you tomorrow. Tomorrow you get a huge stress relief, an off-loading of a heavy burden…a freeing moment in your life. It will give you an opportunity to focus on the really important things.


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4 thoughts on “Bill of Rights: Dying Fast or Already Dead?

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  2. In 2009 I was the plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against countygov for violation of my Freedom of Speech. In the two years it took me to get into court for a jury trial, I tried several times to get countygov to settle out-of-court. They refused. Many 10s of thousands of dollars later I had my jury trial. On 4 August 2009 the jury ruled in my favor ! Countygov (Democrats) appealed the jury verdict. The trial judge THREW OUT the jury verdict ! Threw. It. Out. More money and six more months I appealed to 3rd Circuit. A 3-judge panel (2 Dems, 1 Repub) upheld their fellow democrat’s tossing of the jury verdict 2-1. That was it for me. I could no longer pay more lawyer fees. The countygov won. I lost. The 1st Amendment lost. The American People lost. The fedgov and localgov systems have LONG been compromised by political corruption. I learned my lesson. The entire government from dogcatcher to the Oval Office, is corrupt.

    [last sentence was removed by me]

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    • Delta3Two,
      I am really sorry to hear about your court case loss. We have a 2-Tier judicial system to be sure. In your case it was the government protecting the government…which is all too common. Amazing that when the system (trial by jury) doesn’t work out in the favor of the government…the government simply changes the system. And in my opinion…those judges are guilty of treason in that they refused to uphold the Constitution…which is aiding the enemy.
      And yes, I removed the last sentence of your post and I do apologize for that. It advocated something that I can’t promote on the site. However, let me quote from one of our greatest Founding Fathers and former President…Thomas Jefferson, “what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” I hope that helps in some small way.
      Sincerely,
      AH

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      • Mr. Trimble,

        Removing my closing remark is no big deal. Your posting of the complete Jefferson quote more than makes up for my “lost” remark. Letting me share my experience with government corruption was the story I wanted to tell. BTW…..I have always wondered how the jurors felt who experienced the mockery of their doing their civic duty. How many family members and friends of the jurors were impacted by the blatant treason of the involved, federal judges ?

        Thank you for hosting your blog. And a BIG thank you for allowing me to share my experience with the two-tier justice system we have in the United States.

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