Tag Archive: bill of rights

Sep 21 2017

Quiz on the U.S. Constitution

Can the Constitution be altered or changed? Answer = yes, the ability to amend the Constitution is outlined in Article V Does the President make the laws? Answer = no, they are made by Congress Name the three branches of government outlined in the Constitution Answer = Legislative, Executive, Judicial Does the Constitution establish the …

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Dec 04 2016

Flag Burning is Protected Criticism

Most of us don’t like the idea of burning our flag. The flag represents some of our most treasured principles. It represents liberty, self government, and the elevation of the rights of individuals over the rights of the government. It also represents the history of fighting for those principles and the willingness to sacrifice life …

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Aug 18 2013

The Right to Privacy

The right to privacy existed before the U.S. Constitution was written. But the Constitution and the Bill of Rights reinforce protections against privacy that were established in common law previously. The First Amendment establishes a right to freedom of speech. The First Amendment to the US Constitution reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an …

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May 20 2013

Meet the New Boss

…same as the old boss. Start with Chicago politics and finish with the IRS scandal. Then decide if we will be able to keep the Republic our founding fathers have given us. IRS scandal a reminder of how I learned about The Chicago Way – [chicagotribune.com] The Internal Revenue Service scandal now devouring the Obama …

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Dec 15 2012

Preamble to the Bill of Rights

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order …

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Jun 15 2012

Urukagina’s Code

Urukagina was a king who ruled in ancient Sumer from 2360-2380 BC. He instituted some reforms of the governing methodology and created one of the earliest systems of laws that we have a record of. Problems of the time included: regulating the exchange of money for goods and services, collecting taxes, slavery, theft, divorce, and …

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