Thursday, March 12

Bill of Rights

First Amendment – Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition
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.

Second Amendment – Right to keep and bear arms.
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. [6][7]

Third Amendment – Protection from quartering of troops.
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.

Fourth Amendment – Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.
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.

Fifth Amendment – due process, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, eminent domain.
No person shall be held to answer for any 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.

Sixth Amendment – Trial by jury and rights of the accused; Confrontation Clause, speedy trial, public trial, right to counsel
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 where in 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.

Seventh Amendment – Civil trial by jury.
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.

Eighth Amendment – Prohibition of excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Ninth Amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Tenth Amendment – Powers of states and people.
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.


  1. Wow - I haven't been on here for a few days or so and things happen. The last I heard your blog is YOURS (just as mine is MINE) and what you write about is only up to you. Glad you're keeping it public as I don't know where to find your email on here. But if you do change your mind and make it private please email me because I'd still like to pop in when I have a chance.

  2. You write whatever the hell you want! If someone doesn't like it, they don't have to read Ang said, it is YOUR blog....You go GIRL!!!!!

  3. I agree with Lauri! And the full-moon DID cross my mind, you should hear Alena and I once a month or's BAD!!! :)
    I like to read your blog and hope I can continue...I have got to try the pie when you send it to CB!

  4. Do NOt let ANYONE Stop you from saying what you want! I actually LOVE it when people get irrationally pissed at me in my blog. Like that one Anonymous person a while back. Their dislike of me and what I said was enough to kick start me on a tough week and hit the blogging again. Whatever does not kill you can only make you stronger!! Personally just keep living your life and writing about it. There are ALOT more people who love it than hate it!!
    (And if not just get their asses kicked off the island!!)

  5. You go girl, Let nothing stop you! If people are upset about the reaction to their actions then they should change their actions!

  6. This is your personal blog you may say whatever you feel if someone doesn't like it then they should stop reading and move on. If I am watching tv and something comes on I don't like I don't send nasty letters to the tv station I just change the channel....

  7. I ditto what everybody else said. You have the constitutional right to spout whatever you want on your blog. If they don't like it, they should steer clear of pissing you off or watch the eff out...they'll be badmouthed on your blog.

    People have to realize they need to own their shit, if they piss someone off, or act like a psycho they are going to get called out on it, and its their own fault. Own it. Get caught being a hypocrit? Own it! Small towns are hard to live in when you want to try and hide your hypocracy. And for some reason its the people who are real, call people out on their bullshit and put it all out on the table that get crapped on the most.

    Be the real person you want to be April, if they can't respect that its because they don't have any self respect.

  8. also ditto!!
    You should write whatever you want. whatever pops into your head. weather it is good or bad, we support you.
    I love reading your blog April. where else would I have heard about "jigging!"

  9. April...I wish we didn't like so far apart...we could be good friends, you speak your mind and you love dogs...I love bigger dogs but yours sure are cute...people are just asses and to hell with them...let them write their own damn keep on blogging, I love your take on the wonderful little corner if the world where you live!!!


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