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  • 3rd

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  • 4th

    5 27.78%
  • 5th

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  • 6th

    5 27.78%
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    Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    First Amendment - freedom of expression, freedom of religion, with this implicitly establishes freedom of thought
    Second Amendment - right to bearing arms (self-defense, ability to overthrow government if it becomes tyrannical)
    Third Amendment - soldiers can't force you to provide food and shelter for them
    Fourth Amendment - cops can't just bust into your house and take your stuff without a warrant
    Fifth Amendment - you are guaranteed due process, you cannot be charged twice for the same crime or forced to testify against yourself
    Sixth Amendment - you are entitled to a speedy, fair, public trial by a jury of your peers, and counsel to defend you if you cannot hire
    Seventh Amendment - all lawsuits can be tried by jury if the amount in question exceeds twenty bucks
    Eighth Amendment - no excessive fines/bails, no cruel or unusual punishments
    Ninth Amendment - Even if you are not explicitly guaranteed a right that does not mean that right does not exist (privacy)
    Tenth Amendment - powers not given to the feds or denied to the states are given to the states or to the people
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    Re: Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    The third is kind of out of date, but the rest are still as important as the day they were written. The fourth and fifth are being eroded, which is something I fear we'll live to regret.
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    Re: Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The third is kind of out of date, but the rest are still as important as the day they were written. The fourth and fifth are being eroded, which is something I fear we'll live to regret.
    They're all being eroded. It's not limited to just those two.
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    Re: Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    They're all of the highest importance.
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    Re: Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    They're all being eroded. It's not limited to just those two.
    Perhaps, but the fourth, and even more the fifth are the most endangered. Think asset forfeiture and indefinite detention without trial.
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    Re: Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    I kind of think it is a tie between the first and second amendment.The first is supposed ensures we can basically criticize and speak out against the government and bring government misdeeds to light while the 2nd amendment is supposed to ensures we have the means to over throw the government,which basically means people have the means to intimidate and force the government to abide by the BOR.
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    Re: Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    The 1st - without the freedom of speech, right to assembly and to share our disapproval of our government all others are completely pointless - if we couldn't dispute we can't argue and defend anything else if the government violates it.

    On the note of the third - imagine how extreme things might have ot be in this modern era - but imagine if some bizarre even was going on (we were invaded) and this was a potential for you - your rights aren't just defendable against your countrymen - but they are defendable by our government against foreign nations as well.

    If you have the right to your own home - and one violates that right - you have the right to defend yourself as you see fit.
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    Re: Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Perhaps, but the fourth, and even more the fifth are the most endangered. Think asset forfeiture and indefinite detention without trial.
    Actually, I think the first is even in more danger, considering the number of groups that want to outlaw free speech over religion, etc.
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    Re: Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Which BOR Amendment is the most important?
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    Re: Which BOR right(s) is (are) the most important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The third is kind of out of date…
    Not out of date, so much as misunderstood.

    Consider that when it was written, no electronic technology existed. No telephones to be tapped. No recorders, transmitters, microphones, nothing. If you wanted to spy on someone, to learn the content of any conversations that that person might have, the only way was to put a live human being in a position to overhear those conversations.

    The Third Amendment isn't about compelling people to providing housing for soldiers; it is about putting those soldiers in a position to spy on the individuals in whose homes they would be quartered.
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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