Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights written in a way anyone can understand it. These rights are inalienable and endowed unto you by your creator, simply by the virtue of being human.

1A. You have the right to speak freely, practice your religion freely, gather freely, report the news freely, protest freely, and express yourself freely without the fear of the government silencing you. You may freely tell the government what they are doing or not doing that pisses you off. Also, the government is forbidden from creating a state religion.

2A. you are guaranteed two fundamental obligations: 1. the right of a militia— or the body of people— to protect the free state, and 2. the right of the armed individual to defend himself. The government can’t take your guns and the Militias must always be prepared.

3A. The government cannot place soldiers in your home and force you to take care of them.

4A. The government cannot search you or take your things without a warrant issued by a judge and secured by evidence.

5A. You have Five rights or protections here: the right to a jury trial when you’re charged with a crime, protection against double jeopardy (tried for the same crime twice), protection against self-incrimination (testifying against yourself), the right to a fair trial & the presumption of innocence, and the protection against the taking of property by the government without compensation.

6A. You have eight Entitlements here: You have the right to transparency and timeliness in a trial, an impartial jury where you are charged, and for that district to be alerted. You have the right to know your charges, face your accuser, gather your own witnesses, and have an attorney.

7A. You have the right to have a jury trial in federal courts with civil cases where the claim exceeds a certain dollar value.

8A. The government is prohibited from charging you unreasonable fines and torturing you.

9A. Just because the founders didn’t write it down, it doesn’t mean it’s not a natural right. All unlisted rights belong to the people.

10A. The powers of the federal government are delegated to what is written down in the articles of the US Constitution. If it is not written there, then that power belongs to the states or the people.

The Bill of Rights was written to restrain the federal government, although many of these amendments apply to the states too, whether in their own state constitutions, per the 14th amendment, or the supremacy clause.