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Thread: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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    Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    What is your favorite amendment, and why? Try and keep the political bias to a minimum if possible.

    I tried to quickly lump like amendments together to save on space. Didn't really have to but, either way just explain your vote or define specifically which one you like.

    My Choice: 1st and Finest. Freedom-o-Spaking.
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    Re: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    9th Amendment

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

    A nice catch all amendment for the rest of our rights that weren't listed in the Constitution.

    The problem is, it's pretty much ignored at all levels of government and these rights are routinely denied or severely restricted.

    Some jurists have asserted that the Ninth Amendment is relevant to interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Justice Arthur Goldberg (joined by Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justice William Brennan) expressed this view in a concurring opinion in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut (1965):

    The Framers did not intend that the first eight amendments be construed to exhaust the basic and fundamental rights.... I do not mean to imply that the .... Ninth Amendment constitutes an independent source of rights protected from infringement by either the States or the Federal Government....While the Ninth Amendment - and indeed the entire Bill of Rights - originally concerned restrictions upon federal power, the subsequently enacted Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the States as well from abridging fundamental personal liberties. And, the Ninth Amendment, in indicating that not all such liberties are specifically mentioned in the first eight amendments, is surely relevant in showing the existence of other fundamental personal rights, now protected from state, as well as federal, infringement.

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    Re: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    9th Amendment

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

    A nice catch all amendment for the rest of our rights that weren't listed in the Constitution.

    The problem is, it's pretty much ignored at all levels of government and these rights are routinely denied or severely restricted.
    Gotta appreciate the 9th.

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    Re: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Gotta appreciate the 9th.
    Very few do.

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    Re: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    2nd Amendment; defender of all the rest.
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    Re: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    2nd Amendment – The only practical mends to resist tyranny.
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    Re: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    1st Amendment. Freedom of speech and the press, and the separation of church and state all in one. It doesn't get any better than that.
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    Re: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    19th, 24th, 26th??

    Women's right to vote - yes, of course.

    But why group this with the 24th and 26th?

    I guess I support that there's no poll tax . . . but I question whether there should be an age-line qualification for voting. (I think it should be based on proven merit or knowledge rather than an age issue)
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    Re: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Many of the amendments are awesome. But I'd have to take the bill of rights, the whole lot of them, as they mark some of the most obvious and important of our rights. If only the government understood the 9th and 10th.
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    Re: Your Favorite Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    The second amendment. As others stated something to deter tyranny with.
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