We seem to have reached a point in America, where, we all know and realize that government is looking at our info and tracking us, and we’re all just living life as normal. I don’t think most people live their lives thinking that their personal property, their castles, are being violated constantly. But maybe we should. The Fourth Amendment should not relegated to the background behind the other amendments. Private property and its defense is what the nation was built upon. Click to read further.
The Amendments Series
“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.” Given that our government was created upon John Locke’s theory of government—that government exists solely to protect private property—I’d say this is one of the most important amendments. Click to read more.
When discussing the concept of “rights” with any conservative, or right leaning individual, I find that the one “right” that engenders the most passion and fervor is the right to “keep and bear arms”. Why is that? I think a little historical context and a slight exposition on what the Second Amendment means and the reason why we even have the Second Amendment in the first place, is needed. Click to read further.
In the U.S., we have a right to free speech–a right from government (of all levels) interference. In other words, government can never make a law that would in any way limit, confine or define speech of any kind. This does NOT mean that private companies or individuals are not able to limit, confine or …
The First Amendment is one of those commonly used and often abused “rights” that Americans love to reference and throw around. Currently, it’s being used as a shield to protect illegal behavior (riots). But, sometimes Americans love to question its use and argue that there shouldn’t be as much free “speech” or that some speech should be limited or prevented (i.e. “hate speech”).
Some of you may have been awaiting the Tenth Amendment since it is often associated with states rights. I’ve already discussed states rights at length in this blog. States rights is referenced and mentioned many times throughout the Constitution. The Tenth Amendment is an addendum to an already established and understood tenant of American politics: the states and people retain and maintain the majority of the power. Click to learn more.