United States Bill of Rights

The united States Bill of Rights were ratified by 10 of the 13 states in 1789 and the other 3 states ratified them a year or two later.

The lower case spelling of the word “united” is not a spell check error. It is spelled that way intentionally. It is, on the surface, a subtle difference. But when you dig down just a little, the difference becomes quite apparent and provocative.

united States is plural and United States is singular. I have intentionally spelled it with a lower case “u” in order to make a point that our founders were well aware of. From 1789 until the Civil War, citizens of the “United States” knew that the individual states were separate entities and the term simply implied a loose confederation of individual states that perhaps have some things in common. However, the Civil War and the 14th Amendment changed that.

Now, after the war and thanks to the 14th amendment the term “United States” means a single unit or state. This subtle yet huge difference is what has allowed the federal government to slowly usurp individual state sovereignty.

These Bill of Rights have served as a firewall between power hungry politicians/their controllers/money men and the freedom and Liberty this country has enjoyed since its birth. This firewall is crumbling as I write this note. If we do not figure out a way to stop its destruction by these technocratic control freaks, our future and our children’s and grandchildren’s future look very bleak indeed.

Thanks for reading!

The united States Bill of Rights are below.
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The Bill of Rights – Full Text

Amendment I

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.
Amendment II

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.
Amendment III

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.
Amendment IV

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.
Amendment V

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.
Amendment VI

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.
Amendment VII

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 reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment VIII

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

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X

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.