The Bill of Rights – The Liberal Version Updated

Posted By Elgin Hushbeck
Since Liberals like Sotomayor see the Constitution as a “Living Document” that they are free to modify as they see fit, I thought it appropriate to update The Bill of Right – The Liberal Version in honor of her elevation to the council of Kings otherwise known as the Supreme Court.

Amendment I

There shall be a separation of Church and State; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; abridging the freedom of speech, except for political speech near an election, or of the press, except talk radio; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, except near abortion clinics and for tea parties, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances, unless the grievance regards rights or remedies newly created by courts, or which occurs near an election or is to oppose policies that the government deems necessary.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people government 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 and enemy combatants 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 nor enemy combatant shall be held to answer for an 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; Persons must be read their rights.  Confessions made outside of the presence of legal council must be considered suspect; confessions in the presence of legal council may be grounds for retrial.  Any incriminating evidence gained by illegal or mistaken action must be exclude and shall not be used in a trail,  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 or private use, without just compensation, however government may control the use of private property as if it were the owner without actually taking ownership and without just compensation, where government deems it necessary. 

 Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions the accused, and in all military actions enemy combatants, 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 re-examined 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, nor the death penalty inflicted.

Amendment IX

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

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. (Meaningless – to be ignored)

Amendment A

There is a right to privacy.*

Amendment B

There is a right to abortion.

Amendment C

There is a right to effective* health care.

Amendment D

There is a right to same-sex Marriage. 

Amendment E

All people are equal.  Thought this is not to be seen as conflicting with special treatment given to some, deemed worthy or needing of special treatment, by government.

Amendment F

Any of the above right can be modified or ignored by Government when deemed necessary, such as in the case of protecting the environment or opposing conservatives.

Amendment G

None of these modifications is to be considered a modification, and any attempt to restore the Bill of Rights to its original understanding shall be deemed “Modifying the Bill of Rights for the first time in our history.”

* Term to be defined by Liberals.


Aug 7th, 2009

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