Tag Archives: United States Constitution

Thank a Veteran.

Speaking of veterans today, I’d like to mention that our own little online circle is honored to have one among us.  Blog Correspondent Pete Harrison is not only our expert on all things horror-related, but also someone who has served his country with distinction.

Pictured below before an HH-60G PAVEHAWK are members of the United States Air Force 55th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, in the summer of 2004, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Pete is first left in the top row, with his arms folded.

If you enjoy the movies, books and comics that we chat about here at the blog or on Facebook, then thank a guy like Pete or one of his colleagues.  Constitutional freedoms of Speech and Press would be absent without those to defend them — not to mention our lives and our safety.

Thanks, Petey!

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Visit the Bill of Rights Institute.

Blog correspondent Len Ornstein can always be relied upon for an understanding of constitutional principles, as well as a little historical context for a lot of the debates we see in the headlines and in our Facebook feeds.

He’s advised me more than once to peruse the website of the Bill of Rights Institute.  I’m glad he did. It’s an outstanding resource for all things constitutional — divided into online and downloadable resources for students and teachers.  To me, it seems like a great educational resource for anybody, though — not just those in a school setting.  If nothing else, it will inform your position the next time you are arguing with that darn liberal or that darn conservative.

Visit the Bill of Rights Institute right here:

http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

“Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

—  The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution

“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 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 use, without just compensation.”

—  The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

“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.”

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Photo credit:  “Bill of Rights Pg1of1 AC” by 1st United States Congress – This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 1408042.