Crucial Significance of the First 13 Amendments

 

On the latest installment of Lest We Forget Historical, host Lillian Cauldwell delved into the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In contrast to assertions made in December 2022, claiming that former President Donald Trump aims to remove the U.S. Constitution from our legal framework, the ex-president refutes these allegations.

Nevertheless, the conversation underscored the vital role of the first 13 amendments in protecting the rights of American citizens, guaranteeing the following:

First Amendment: Prohibits the making of laws respecting the establishment of religion, interfering with its free exercise, abridging freedom of speech or press, or hindering the right to assemble and petition for redress of grievances.

Second Amendment: Expresses opposition to standing armies and guarantees the people’s right to bear arms.

Third Amendment: Forbids the involuntary quartering of soldiers in private houses.

Fourth Amendment: Protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, prohibiting warrants without probable cause directed at specific persons and places.

Fifth Amendment: Mandates grand jury indictment for major crimes, prohibits double jeopardy, and safeguards against self-incrimination. It also prevents the deprivation of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, as well as the taking of private property for public use without just compensation.

Sixth Amendment: Ensures that an accused person has the right to a speedy public trial by jury, to be informed of the accusation’s nature, to confront prosecution witnesses, and to have the assistance of counsel.

Seventh Amendment: Establishes the right to trial by jury in civil cases and protects against excessive bail or fines and cruel and unusual punishment.

Eighth Amendment: Forbids excessive bail or fines and cruel and unusual punishment.

Ninth Amendment: Safeguards unenumerated residual rights of the people.

Tenth Amendment: Reserves powers not delegated to the U.S. to the states or the people.

Thirteenth Amendment: Prohibits slavery.

Fourteenth Amendment: Grants citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the U.S., protecting against the deprivation of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. It also prevents states from abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens.

We are providing this audio commentary with Host Lillian Cauldwell, emphasizing the vital importance of each amendment for every U.S. citizen.

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  • by Guido Schaefer
    Posted February 2, 2024

    I look forward to reading more from you.

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