Pop Quiz: How Many Constitutional Rights Have We Lost?

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How Many Constitutional Freedoms Have We Lost?

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.

First Amendment

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.

The Supreme Court has also interpreted the First Amendment as protecting freedom of association.

However, the government is arresting those speaking out … and violently crushing peaceful assemblies which attempt to petition the government for redress.

A federal judge found that the law allowing indefinite detention of Americans without due process has a “chilling effect” on free speech. And see this and this.

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).

Mass spying by the NSA violates our freedom of association.

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.  (And the U.S. is doing the same things that tyrannical governments have done for 5,000 years to crush dissent.)

For example, the following actions may get an American citizen living on U.S. soil labeled as a “suspected terrorist” today:

And holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:

And see this. (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.

Second Amendment

The 2nd Amendment states:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Gun control and gun rights advocates obviously have very different views about whether guns are a force for violence or for good.

But even a top liberal Constitutional law expert reluctantly admits that the right to own a gun is as important a Constitutional right as freedom of speech or religion:

Like many academics, I was happy to blissfully ignore the Second Amendment. It did not fit neatly into my socially liberal agenda.

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It is hard to read the Second Amendment and not honestly conclude that the Framers intended gun ownership to be an individual right. It is true that the amendment begins with a reference to militias: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Accordingly, it is argued, this amendment protects the right of the militia to bear arms, not the individual.

Yet, if true, the Second Amendment would be effectively declared a defunct provision. The National Guard is not a true militia in the sense of the Second Amendment and, since the District and others believe governments can ban guns entirely, the Second Amendment would be read out of existence.

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More important, the mere reference to a purpose of the Second Amendment does not alter the fact that an individual right is created. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is stated in the same way as the right to free speech or free press. The statement of a purpose was intended to reaffirm the power of the states and the people against the central government. At the time, many feared the federal government and its national army. Gun ownership was viewed as a deterrent against abuse by the government, which would be less likely to mess with a well-armed populace.

Considering the Framers and their own traditions of hunting and self-defense, it is clear that they would have viewed such ownership as an individual right — consistent with the plain meaning of the amendment.

None of this is easy for someone raised to believe that the Second Amendment was the dividing line between the enlightenment and the dark ages of American culture. Yet, it is time to honestly reconsider this amendment and admit that … here’s the really hard part … the NRA may have been right. This does not mean that Charlton Heston is the new Rosa Parks or that no restrictions can be placed on gun ownership. But it does appear that gun ownership was made a protected right by the Framers and, while we might not celebrate it, it is time that we recognize it.

The gun control debate – including which weapons and magazines are banned – is still in flux …

Third Amendment

The 3rd Amendment prohibits the government forcing people to house soldiers:

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.

A recent lawsuit by a Nevada family – covered by (Mother Jones, Fox News and Courthouse News – alleges violation of the Third Amendment.

Moreover, the military is arguably quartering “digital” troops within our homes.

 In America, Journalists Are Considered Terrorists
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Fourth Amendment

The 4th Amendment prevents unlawful search and seizure:

The right of the people 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.

But the government is spying on everything we dowithout any real benefit or justification.

Indeed, experts say that the type of spying being carried out by the NSA and other agencies is exactly the kind of thing which King George imposed on the American colonists … which led to the Revolutionary War.

And many Constitutional experts – such as Jonathan Turley – think that the police went too far in Boston with lockdowns and involuntary door-to-door searches.


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Fifth Amendment

The 5th Amendment addresses due process of law, eminent domain, double jeopardy and grand jury:

No person shall be held to answer for a 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; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense 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 use, without just compensation.

But the American government has shredded the 5th Amendment by subjecting us to indefinite detention and taking away our due process rights.

The government claims the right to assassinate or indefinitely detain any American citizen on U.S. citizen without any due process. And see this.

For example, American citizens are being detained in Guantanamo-like conditions in Chicago … including:

  • Brutality
  • Being held in secret
  • Not even telling a suspect’s lawyer whether his client is being held?

And see this, this and this.

As such, the government is certainly depriving people of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

There are additional corruptions of 5th Amendment rights – such as property being taken for private purposes. And the right to remain silent is gone.

The percentage of prosecutions in which a defendant is denied a grand jury is difficult to gauge, as there is so much secrecy surrounding many terrorism trials.

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Sixth Amendment

The 6th Amendment guarantees the right to hear the criminal charges levied against us and to be able to confront the witnesses who have testified against us, as well as speedy criminal trials, and a public defender for those who cannot hire an attorney:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused 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 defence.

Subjecting people to indefinite detention or assassination obviously violates the 6th Amendment right to a jury trial. In both cases, the defendants is “disposed of” without ever receiving a trial … and often without ever hearing the charges against them.

More and more commonly, the government prosecutes cases based upon “secret evidence” that they don’t show to the defendant … or sometimes even the judge hearing the case.

The government uses “secret evidence” to spy on Americans, prosecute leaking or terrorism charges (even against U.S. soldiers) and even assassinate people. And see this and this.

Secret witnesses are being used in some cases. And sometimes lawyers are not even allowed to read their own briefs.

Indeed, even the laws themselves are now starting to be kept secret. And it’s about to get a lot worse.

Moreover, government is “laundering” information gained through mass surveillance through other agencies, with an agreement that the agencies will “recreate” the evidence in a “parallel construction” … so they don’t have to admit that the evidence came from unconstitutional spying.   A former top NSA official says that this is the opposite of following the Fourth Amendment, but is a “totalitarian process” which shows that we’re in a “police state”.

And there are two systems of justice in America … one for the big banks and other fatcats, and one for everyone else. The government made it official policy not to prosecute fraud, even though fraud is the main business model adopted by Wall Street. Indeed, the biggest financial crime in world history, the largest insider trading scandal of all time, illegal raiding of customer accounts and blatant financing of drug cartels and terrorists have all been committed recently without any real criminal prosecution or jail time.

On the other hand, government prosecutors are using the legal system to crush dissent and to silence whistleblowers.

And some of the nation’s most powerful judges have lost their independence … and are in bed with the powers-that-be.

Seventh Amendment

The 7th Amendment guarantees trial by jury in federal court for civil cases:

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.

But there are two systems of justice in Americaone for the big banks and other fatcats, and one for everyone else.  So good luck going after the powers-that-be.

And the World Justice Project – a bipartisan, independent group with honorary chairs including numerous current and former Supreme Court Justices – released a report saying that Americans have less access to justice than most wealthy countries …  and many developing nations.  The report finds that Americans have less access to justice than Botswanans,  and that only the wealthy have the resources to protect rights using the court system:

For example, Germans sue equally whether they are rich or poor  … but in America, only the wealthy have the resources to protect rights using the court system:

And the austerity caused by the highest levels of inequality in world history – which are in turn is caused by socialist actions by our government, which have destroyed the Founding Fathers’ vision of prosperity – is causing severe budget cuts to the courts, resulting in the wheels of justice slowing down considerably.

Finally, federal judges have recently decided that they can pre-judge cases before the plaintiff even has the chance to conduct discovery … and throw cases out if they don’t like plaintiff’s case.

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Eighth Amendment

The 8th Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment:

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Indefinite detention and assassination are obviously cruel and unusual punishment.

The widespread system of torture carried out in the last 10 years – with the help of other countriesviolates the 8th Amendment. Many want to bring it back … or at least justify its past use.

While Justice Scalia disingenuously argues that torture does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment because it is meant to produce information – not punish – he’s wrong. It’s not only cruel and unusual … it is technically a form of terrorism.

And government whistleblowers are being cruelly and unusually punished with unduly harsh sentences meant to intimidate anyone else from speaking out.

Ninth Amendment

The 9th Amendment provides that people have other rights, even if they aren’t specifically listed in the Constitution:

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

We can debate what our inherent rights as human beings are. I believe they include the right to a level playing field, and access to non-toxic food and water. You may disagree.

But everyone agrees that the government should not actively encourage fraud and manipulation. However, the government – through its malignant, symbiotic relation with big corporations – is interfering with our aspirations for economic freedom, safe food and water (instead of arsenic-laden, genetically engineered junk), freedom from undue health hazards such as irradiation due to government support of archaic nuclear power designs, and a level playing field (as opposed to our crony capitalist system in which the little guy has no shot due to redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the super-elite, and government support of white collar criminals).

By working hand-in-glove with giant corporations to defraud us into paying for a lower quality of life, the government is trampling our basic rights as human beings.

Tenth Amendment

The 10th Amendment provides that powers not specifically given to the Federal government are reserved to the states or individual:

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.

Two of the central principles of America’s Founding Fathers are:

(1) The government is created and empowered with the consent of the people

and

(2) Separation of powers

Today, most Americans believe that the government is threatening – rather than protecting – freedom. We’ve become more afraid of our government than of terrorists, and believe that the government is no longer acting with the “consent of the governed“.

And the federal government is trampling the separation of powers by stepping on the toes of the states and the people. For example, former head S&L prosecutor Bill Black – now a professor of law and economics – notes:

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the resident examiners and regional staff of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [both] competed to weaken federal regulation and aggressively used the preemption doctrine to try to prevent state investigations of and actions against fraudulent mortgage lenders.

Indeed, the federal government is doing everything it can to stick its nose into every aspect of our lives … and act like Big Brother.

Conclusion: While a few of the liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights still exist, the vast majority are under heavy assault.

Other Constitutional Provisions … and The Declaration of Independence

In addition to the trampling of the Bill of Rights, the government has also trashed the separation of powers enshrined in the main body of the Constitution.

The government is also engaging in activities which the Founding Fathers fought against, such as taxation without representation (here and here), cronyism, deference to central banks, etc.

As the preamble to the Declaration of Independence shows, the American government is still carrying out many of the acts the Founding Fathers found most offensive:

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. [Background here and here]

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. [Background here, here, here, here and here]

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He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: [Background]

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For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences [Background]

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He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. [Background]

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He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. [Background here, here and here]

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  • Did you see this? Is this NDAA? How long are we going to stand for this btw?

    The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’ (NDAA in action?)

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site

  • Jo

    Some Mercans are now finally grasping that they have precisely those rights and only those rights that they are ready to fight and die for. The rest of the sheeple and foodstamp “entitled” sub-working class protoplast will be unleashed as zombie decoys as the corpofascist state and its mercenary killers attempt to secure the best land and depleting resources in the fast approaching collapse.

    Alone you will not and cannot survive. Join a militia, join a group of independent thinkers and doers NOW. Plan to get off the grid before they take you off! Be prepared for state thugs and licensed killers to confront you and destroy you. Get as far away from Slumville as you can afford to and get ready to defend your loved ones to the death. Merca’s poisonous pus charged karma is coming home whether or not the zero 1% undead anglozio skum manage to get the Ukraine cancer to blossom into a full nuclear war against Russia.

    The filthy green Pentacon “backed” toilet paper IOU Saudi Mercan petroscrip dollah that has clogged up the Ponzi crapper in the stinking Wall St outhouse will implode as the entire rigged market “capitalist” scam breaks apart. First the collapse and then the “solution” with their Red Shield BIS SDR coupons garbage as they will attempt to start the whole shylock shell game over from scratch. However, they have no chance whatsoever of coming out of this if WE survive and take control of our destinies. They may still have got the guns but we still have got the numbers.

    The tsunami is climbing ever higher on the horizon and a mountain of toxic derivative Goldman Sucks filth is going to wash all over US as the cast off Weimar dollah gets flushed from the global market place and Merca’s gangster “protection” racket free lunch comes to a very abrupt end. It is happening now and the black swans are coming home to roost along with all those trillions of worthless pieces of dirty green, blood-spattered toilet paper that we and the rest of the planet used to call “money”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr23wTCZLSs

  • jadan

    A necessary review of the way things are as an antidote to the numbness, or war weariness, that sets in inevitably in this “long war” of our government against our essential liberties. Very few Americans could enumerate the ten amendments. No politician holding office dares to speak against the war on terror and they all scramble to allow the NSA to continue its evil surveillance. The least we can do is renew our acquaintance with the Bill of Rights and recognize we’re being fucked even while it begins to feel normal.

  • heinrich6666

    The Bill of Rights was never supposed to apply within the States. See Snowden’s book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Know-about-Constitution-Wrong/dp/1492364843

  • This something else we now add to this very outstanding post and list. Thanks’ big government Statist!

    Feb 27, 2015 Did the FCC Commission Sing Kumbaya After Passing Net Neutrality?

    Did you hear FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s weird speech after Net Neutrality passed? Did you see this picture of the commission members holding hands? The lobbyist and fervid (yes, fervid) Obama supporter running things over there is acting like he just walked on the moon while single-handedly saving everyone from a giant asteroid and cancer on the same day, all because a “majority” of three out of a panel of five unelected bureaucrats have closed the final frontier of the Internet, thus opening it up to more monopolies, price hikes, and worse, government regulation and censorship. Yay oligarchical collectivism!

    http://youtu.be/RTKWNyB4-9U

  • Obama Signs NDAA Bill : What is the NDAA Bill you ask?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMogo4_kpZ8 Image of the Defense Department and Pentagon

    The Pentagon Coup of the Republic!

    http://www.blogcdn.com/slideshows/images/slides/253/735/0/S2537350/slug/l/boston-marathon-explosions-1.jpg

    Allen West gets pissed at NDAA question. WHY?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbB0qTH6Jjg

    Section 1021 in the conference committee bill — which is the section that authorizes military detention of all U.S. citizens.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/legislative/sap/112/saps1867s_20111117.pdf

    House Voting Record for final version of 2012 NDAA

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll932.xml

    Senate Voting Record for final version of 2012 NDAA

    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112session=1&vote=00230

  • EPIC v. DHS. Not a Movie. EPIC is seeking documents about Homeland Security’s plans for “pre-crime detection.” Tom Cruise starred in a 2002 movie about “a special police unit that is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crime.”

    https://www.epic.org/epic_v_dhs_-_fast_program.html

    https://www.epic.org/i/Minority-Report.jpg

  • suzannedk

    Jean-Claude Paye “Global War on Liberty” is the translation by James H. Membrez of the book in French of “La fin de L’Etat de droit’ first published in 2004 by La Dispute, Paris, revised and updated through December 2006, held from USA publication in America until Paye changed the English title he had chosen until 2009! By 2011 it had been withdrawn from being sold and was no longer stored in shops but had to be ordered one by one by individuals buying it to read. Who read it was then known. Pay’s book lays out the exact form the US world War empire takes and what make up it’s new laws created since 9/11/2001, which was federally set up to happen as the plan to hit the World Trade Center was known by many still in government, a year in advance. The points of 9/11 were many but the primary one was to remove all law, including Constitutional Law. Under Bush 11 the change was temporary, under President Obama, the removal of all normal law became permanent.

  • suzannedk

    The routine US assassination of either US citizens or non-citizens, either in the United States or in any other place on earth for what ever reason that incidentally never has to be stated, is now fully legal and seems to have become accepted law as it has been done for generations, hundreds of years. The only change in doing so, assassination is legal. Done by a functioning police state it is legalised. US is there for an undeclared police state. Obama is declaring it by way of taking over Ukraine solely in order to invade sovereign Russia and to eliminate it, it’s culture and people. Stratfor’s recent predictions are based on US global war plans that are being carefully fulfilled each and every day. Nazi-ism is a key to United States success.

  • Southernfink

    Look how far they’ve come since that silent coup on 911 preceding the global corporate coup d etat taking place in the form of the gwot and the many secret free trade agreements..

    The (P)resident previous occupation was that of a lecturer in subjects such as constitutional law, due process, only to throw the baby out with the bath water.

    His economic policy is abysmal, massive spending at a time when the US federal government is deeper into debt than anyone else on the planet, at the same time that ought to alert people to the fact that the US has already negotiated pretty much all of her sovereignty as a result of having to borrow fund from the financial elite as opposed to properly taxing them in the first place.

    Good work but It will take over a week to read all the links.

  • Brabantian

    All US ‘rights’ are lost because US people allowed those ‘rights’ to be judged not by themselves, but by a Supreme Court & national judiciary, who are not only bribed & corrupted, but literally being murdered if they do not co-operate with US ruling families. Also being murdered are US Congresspeople who supervise the judges, and US federal prosecutors who might investigate the bribery or extortion or murders.

    At this moment when Russia is being hit with a new propaganda attack over ‘political murder’ in Moscow – It’s a good time to recall 12 notable US national political figures, all found murdered or suspiciously dead – Senators, Congressmen, Federal Prosecutors, Federal Judge, Governor, CIA Director – after questioning corruption or disturbing US oligarch leadership – since the 1963 JFK assassination. With 4 coup d’état ‘hits’ on the last 10 US Presidents themselves.

    The list makes clear the ongoing menace of murder of any US prosecutor or national judge or politician who does not serve US ruling political families. Especially note the recent, media-hidden shooting murder of US Federal (national) Judge Roll after ruling against the US regime, along with the ‘suiciding’ deaths of two US Federal Prosecutors Ross and Colbert … ‘hits’ which keep even the US Supreme Court and all US prosecutors in terror and behaving submissively.

    (1-2) Two Congressmen, Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr, House Majority Leader, along with Alaska Congressman Nick Begich, killed in the same plane crash, 16 October 1972; Boggs was involved in JFK assassination investigation.

    (3) Congressman Larry McDonald of Georgia was killed on 1 September 1983, booked onto the Korean airliner that was shot down over the ocean; McDonald had filed bills asking the US Congress to investigate the globalist Trilateral Commission and CFR (Council on Foreign Relations).

    (4) Former US Senator from Texas John Tower, killed in plane crash 5 April 1991, after criticising Reagan-Bush scandals.

    (5) William Colby, former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, found dead 27 April 1996, laughable story he drowned after paddling his canoe by his Maryland weekend house; Colby had made revelations critical of US policies.

    (6) Sonny Bono, singer from Sonny & Cher, Congressman on key House Judiciary Committee, killed 6 January 1998, after gaining position to investigate corruption at America’s highest levels, Bono handled files on judicial corruption and the CIA drug trade … fake story that excellent skier Sonny went head-on into a tree … even ex-FBI people say it was murder.

    (7) US Missouri Governor Melvin Eugene ‘Mel’ Carnahan, killed in plane crash 16 October 2000, opponent of vicious US Attorney General John Ashcroft, Carnahan won the election even after being dead.

    (8) US Senator Paul Wellstone from Minnesota, killed in plane crash 25 October 2002, after leading opposition to the US Iraq War.

    (9) Former US Congressman Wayne Owens from Utah, found dead in Tel Aviv, Israel, 18 December 2002, while investigating the triangle of US-Israeli-Palestinian Authority corruption.

    (10-11) US Federal Prosecutors Thelma Colbert, US Dept. of Justice in Fort Worth, Texas, and Shannon Ross, criminal chief US Attorney in Dallas, Texas, jointly involved in pursuing crimes linked to the Bush family and Novation LLC, both ‘suicided’ within weeks of each other, Colbert drowned in her swimming pool in July 2004, and Ross found dead in her home 13 September 2004, case involving Bushes buried along with them.

    (12) US Federal (national) Judge John Roll shot dead in Tucson, Arizona, 8 January 2011, shortly after ruling against Obama and the US gov’t … drugged up ‘lone gunman’ promptly supplied, ‘confessing’ and otherwise barely seen. Media almost totally obscured this story in favour of other shooting victims, because the main object was intimidating all other US judges with how they can be killed violently and with few aware of how or why they died.

    The murder (6) above, of US Judiciary Congressman Bono supervising the judges, was used in turn to terrorise US Congress Judiciary Chairman John Conyers in 2008-09, and prevent him from enacting a bold plan to remove US corrupt judges, when Conyers was temporarily fooled by the hype of his fellow black Barack Obama being elected President; Conyers wife’ was jailed on charges to drive home the death threats against him.

    Note too that of the last 10 US Presidents, 4 have been attacked with coup d’état removal attacks. Two Presidents were shot – John F Kennedy killed in 1963, and then Ronald Reagan in 1981, wounded by a shooter linked to the family of then Vice-President Bush.

    Two other US Presidents underwent CIA-tied ‘impeachment’ deceptions, first the 1974 Watergate ‘Silent Coup’ using intel officer Bob Woodward planted as a Washington Post fake ‘brave reporter’, Woodward having worked in intel directly under US Joint Chiefs military head Admiral Maurer. And then Bill Clinton in the 1990s, when he balked at plans to bomb Serbia and kill thousands of people, was hit with the ‘impeachment’ farce with agent Monica Lewinsky … Clinton submitted and began bombing shortly after his stage-managed ‘acquittal’.

  • Dave

    The answer to the question,

    How Many Constitutional Rights Have We Lost?

    NONE, the constitution does NOT give rights to the people of the US of A, it only reiterates what are Creator/God given unalienable rights (See Declaration of Independence). If you are an American who has not volunteered to be a US citizen/Taxpayer then you are protected by the Constitution, if not the US Corp. Govt gives you privileges aka civil rights and can remove them at any time they deem convenient for themselves.

  • marlene

    By the end of obama’s term, we will have lost ALL of them. IMPEACH HIM NOW – or die.

  • autonomous

    The only role of government is the protection of the lives and honest conduct of its citizens. To be free is to be able to live as we wish without interference, great or minor, as long as we don’t interfere with each other’s right to freedom.

  • James Freeman

    It is imposible to take any of our unalienable rights from us.
    We have never lost ou rights!
    When​ our founding fathers wrote the constitution, it was founded on the’Declaration of Independence’, the Declarartion states that all men (human’s) have unalienable rights, rights from or creater, unalienable rights mean that they can not be sold or taken away, and that the only reason that governments are formed was to secure or unalienable, natural rights, and that governments derive thier just powers from the consent of the governed.

    The bill of rights in the Constitution were only put there to remind the people and the government, what the people’s inheirent natural rights are, the government did not give us anything

    In 1871, the Federal government in the District of Columbia became a corporation and made some alterations to the original organic Constitution, to fit their needs. I am not a member member of their corporation, as I have never joined their corporation.

    The law states that a fictitious entity (the US Federal government, inc.), can not make a legal binding contract with a natural, flesh and blood, breating human.

    I have read that if your legal name is typed in all caps, they will consider you a fictitious corporate person, so, I have eliminated all phoney documents from my self.

    It is wonderful to breath the air of freedom again!

    Do some research on the web on how to remove all vestages of your STRAW MAN.
    Samuel Adams said: ” The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior powe on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule”