Bill of Rights
We as Americans have tremendous respect and respect for the founders of our Constitution because they put the foundation stone for the largest country in the world. But on top of the many extraordinary aspects of the Constitution, one stands out as an act of wisdom and foresight that ensures the Constitution will remain a living document for centuries. That is the provision of the Constitution which allows for the addition of amendments.
It was not long after the Constitution was passed that the first ten amendments were indeed organized and became law. That the ten amendments had become central to the American system of government as well as the Constitution itself. They came to be known as the Bill of Rights.
The Human Rights Law is so deeply rooted in American consciousness that it is often used as a reference in talks about various problems, how Americans work and live together and our relationship with the government. The true genius of the Bill of Rights is the work it does to severely limit the ability of the United States government to disrupt the basic rights of its citizens. This is an amazing achievement at the government level when you think in terms of government legal systems throughout history and throughout the world.
These ten amendments ensure that the rights of citizens in this country are forever protected from any action by any administration to take those rights and give them to the government itself. Therefore, the government is forever banned from being too strong and surrendering the government to the role of servants in society which often does not occur in government politics elsewhere in the world.
Ten constitutional amendments covering the core rights of Americans including ...
1. Religious Freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and basic rights to gather without fear of harassment from the government. Also the right to petition the government to seek help for complaints caused by the government.
2. The right to carry a weapon.
3. Protection from forced housing in civilian homes during the conflict.
4. Protection from unreasonable search and seizure as part of a criminal investigation.
5. Right to legal process when accused of a crime.
6. The right to a jury trial, to be allowed to cross-check your accusers and other rights of the accused to ensure that Americans cannot be "escorted" by the legal system.
7. Right to a civil footprint by a jury
8. Protection against cruel and unusual penalties and the right to get guarantees.
9. Protection of rights not specifically mentioned in these ten amendments
10. Protection of state rights.
Of these rights, the ones listed in the first amendment are most often cited and are most valued by Americans. The original authorship of the Bill of Rights is credited to James Madison. Ground rules about how the government will respect its own citizens and the rights of American citizens who have fundamentally shaped this country and how Americans expect their government to behave.
This is blessed by citizens with the hope that the rights of citizens at a very basic level are more important than the rights of the government and that the government "works for us" which is a phenomenal change to the way society has been organized throughout history. Thus, the Bill of Rights is one of the many reasons that America can be considered the most unique country in the world and a country that is copied by many citizens from other countries.