Nothing should supersede the constitution, except an amendment.
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
The Erosion of the U.S. Constitution ... and It Starts in the White House Is this goodbye to the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights? - http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/erosion-us-constitution-and-it-starts-white-house
There SHOULDN'T be one item on this list! Why are there so many? Just a messenger, I didn't put these laws on the BOOKS. None of them should be there! NONE...
How Many Constitutional Freedoms Do We Still Have?
Preface: While a lot of people talk about the loss of our Constitutional liberties, people usually speak in a vague, generalized manner … or focus on only one issue and ignore the rest.
This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.
The 1st Amendment protects speech, religion, assembly and the press:
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.
However, the government is arresting those speaking out … and violently crushing peaceful assemblies which attempt to petition the government for redress.
There are also enacted laws allowing the secret service to arrest anyone protesting near the president or other designated folks (that might explain incidents like this).
The threat of being labeled a terrorist for exercising our First Amendment rights certainly violates the First Amendment. The government is using laws to crush dissent, and it’s gotten so bad that even U.S. Supreme Court justices are saying that we are descending into tyranny.
For example, the following actions may get an American citizen living on U.S. soil labeled as a “suspected terrorist” today:
- Criticizing the government’s targeting of innocent civilians with drones (although killing innocent civilians with drones is one of the main things which increases terrorism. And see this)
- Stocking up on more than 7 days of food (even though all Mormons are taught to stockpile food, and most Hawaiians store up on extra food)
- (Not having a Facebook account may soon be added)
And holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:
- Liking the Founding Fathers
- Being a Christian
- Being “anti-nuclear”
- Being “anti-abortion”
- Being “anti-Catholic”
- Being “anti-global”
Of course, Muslims are more or less subject to a separate system of justice in America.
And 1st Amendment rights are especially chilled when power has become so concentrated that the same agency which spies on all Americans also decides who should be assassinated.
Site won't let me quote the above. It's in quotes now, but publish it, no go.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. - George Orwell
Now if some feel Trump is your, not our, best chocie. Expect freedom of religion to be violated and taken from us. He has said he is in favor of it.
Now I know I'm not good at English, a motivational writer or the best at anything dealing with getting a point across where some would say, its a good read. Please, lets be adults about our thoughts before we type them.
If you are interested and can still understand words just not in the order you prefer. Why complain?
Now, most probably won't read down this far, but all the above is just for the first amendment from the website.
Do you or can you understand what is really happening to avert disaster yourself? Do we have to admit the people aren't responsible enough to be entrusted with electing our representatives when ignorance is injected.
Some have actually supported unconstitutional tyranny.
Is it true then?
People can't be trusted or be responsible when propaganda dictates their descion making?
An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight. It is therefore imperative that the nation see to it that a suitable education be provided for all its citizens. It should be noted, that when Jefferson speaks of "science," he is often referring to knowledge or learning in general. - Thomas Jefferson
The next time you think it's "fine" for the government to restrict or eliminate your rights and liberties which started this country being great. Think how you will stop them from executing these atrocities before they move onto the next restrictions of rights.
We haven't gotten back any rights, they keep disappearing. So don't think new laws will get passed to counteract the liberties taken. It isn't realistic. Governments don't fix themselves, it's up to the people to step in when government isn't
Please keep it on subject and refrain from, "well, so and so did this so that makes this okay?" It's the point none of it is okay.
If you think anything on this website isn't correct please prove how it isn't.
Please don't ruin conversations with futile reactionary comments, just because you don't like something. Instead, using reason makes for a better argument.
I can't delete futile conversations, but can ignore people who can't listen well. I don't want that in my life and neither should you. Results not spinning our wheels. Futile is futile and most comments end up that way about a "touchy" subject. This person feels futile is useless.
IT IS A SERIOUS SUBJECT. It sure seems people aren't taking this seriously. We will regret it when it's too late. As that's human nature.
Sad I feel all of this needed to be said. It is the way it is though.
Are We Smart Enough for Democracy? - http://www.hoover.org/research/are-we-smart-enough-democracy
People Aren't Smart Enough for Democracy to Work, Scientists Say - http://redicecreations.com/article.php?id=34969
30 Pieces Of Legislation That Republicans Are Using To Destroy America - http://archives.politicususa.com/2011/03/14/30-republican-legislation.html
Charts: Why You're in Deep Trouble If You Can't Afford a Lawyer
Since the 1963 Supreme Court decision, America's prison population has grown more than tenfold—from 217,000 inmates to 2.3 million—largely due to decades of the war on drugs and tough-on-crime policies. It's been nearly impossible for the public defense system to keep pace. In 1973, the National Advisory Council on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals (NAC) issued a report recommending annual caseload maximums for public defenders. They are the only national recommendations of their kind but are considered imperfect. "Many of us don't consider them to be realistic if you expect quality representation," says John Gross of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). "These standards were established 30-plus years ago when, arguably, criminal cases were a lot less complex." And even so, these recommended caseload limits are consistently exceeded in public defenders' day-to-day practice. On average, a public defender would need about 3,035 work hours—a year and a half—to do a year's worth of work.
Illinois Just Made it a Felony for Its Citizens to Record the Police and the Media is Silent
Only a government that lives like cockroaches in the darkness would pass a law criminalizing the act of turning on the light.
Wave of state bills would restrict public access to police body-camera footage
Legislators in at least 15 states have introduced bills to exempt video recordings of police encounters from public-records law