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To skip the very informative introduction that explains the origins of the document and hit the translation without further ado, skip to minute 6:55. In the intro, you learn that the first of the 7 articles is the most boring and that you should hang in there – especially to the end which is the most exciting part – the Bill of Rights! The whole thing only takes an hour to listen to. Enjoy!
I have a gift for you, the rest of America, and anyone in the world who is interested in the most amazing guarantee of freedom the world has ever produced. I finished recording Elizabeth Claire’s translation of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and amendments 11-27 into simple, easy to understand English. Thank you, Elizabeth for this labor of love that you so kindly allowed me to record.
It took our founding fathers months to come to an agreement as to the contents of the document. They had to compromise. As you read or listen to the Constitution, you may find that there are items you disagree with, and you would be in the good company of those who drafted it. It’s still a compromise. However, it is not a document to be compromised. It is the only thing that stands between us and the tyranny that has swallowed countless peoples throughout history. The largest problem facing the United States today is the whittling away of the our precious Constitutional rights and the stranglehold our government is taking on our freedom. You might argue that the spending in Washington, that the printing and borrowing of money we don’t have, is the largest problem facing America. I see them as one in the same. Our federal government, which this precious document created, was never meant to overstep it’s Constitutional bounds. It was never meant to involve itself in world domination, education, medical care, or paying for votes with food, housing, and cable TV. It doesn’t give the right to the president to go to war. The wars with Iraq, Afghanistan, drugs, and poverty are undeclared and unconstitutional. If this kind of knowledge interests you, have a little listen to your Constitution.
I got to read it 5 times during my recording stint, and I am in love with this document, liberty for all, and the founding principles of this nation more than ever.
You have the right to a fair and speedy trial before a jury. Our Congress and President signed the NDAA on New Year’s Eve 2011 which gives them the right to detain you, an American citizen – their creator, indefinitely without a trial. Unconstitutional?
You have the right to free speech and to take your grievances to the government. President Obama signed “Anti-Protest” Bill H.R. 347 on March 9, 2012, which prohibits anyone from holding any signs in protest (free speech and grievance) that he, or any government official can actually see. In fact, you can’t even be in their presence, even if you don’t know you’re in their presence. Your protest is far too great a nuisance to those who make our laws. Unconstitutional?
You have the right to be free from any unreasonable searches or seizures of your body or possessions. However, the TSA was created November 19, 2001, with the Transportation and Aviation Security Act as a knee jerk reaction to the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. The TSA now infamously fondles every American who flies on a commercial airliner if they won’t submit to a naked body radiation scan. Unconstitutional?
And now they speak of disarming us? The 2nd amendment expressly, says that our right to bear arms may not be infringed. The only way tyranny ever prevails is in convincing the people to turn over their weapons. Even the Japanese wouldn’t invade our country during WWII because we are so well armed. I’ve got a whole post about this one coming.
For now, just listen to and read the Constitution. After all, they are your rights.
Constitutionally still free to speak,