Few people noticed that government changed the First Amendment to really mean that you can assemble in a designated Free Speech Zone and sign a petition which you cannot present to an elected official without committing a felony. The Federal government has been revising the Bill of Rights to such an extent that the original might seem unrecognizable to older generations. Rather than wait for the Revised Bill of Rights to appear in 2020 I have written the document now from current trends.
The First Amendment used to be:
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.
It now is: Religion is permitted to those who have successfully applied for and received a government license based upon the loyalty of its congregations and leaders to adhere to directives from the Department of Homeland Security.
Freedom of Speech is guaranteed to those corporations with 20 million dollars to donate to political campaigns. The Congress has the right to ignore taxpayers and listen to the opinions of tax free billionaires. This is according to two college professors who followed almost 2,000 public policy decisions. The opinions of taxpayers count for nothing against the demands of those with the cash to donate as the charts below indicate.
The Freedom of the Press to reprint press releases approved by the Federal government is guaranteed for the Six Corporations that own the Mainstream Media. All others might just go the way of Michael Hastings if they get federal officials angry enough to call their Black Ops people.
The people have the right to assemble in designated Free Speech Zones if they have a permit. They can petition the government for redress of grievances provided they can prove that their opposition to those in authority is not based on a chemical imbalance in their brains and they pose no terrorist threat to resist those who arrest them. They have the right to sign a petition but it is a felony to deliver it in person to their betters.
The Second Amendment.
The people who work for federal, state and local government and their contractors plus all active members of the Military and National Guard have the right to carry guns and other weapons while in defense of the policies and property rights of their betters.
Maybe we should just scrap that Amendment and start over: The right to self-defense does not include the right to raise you hands or arms to block blows from either a policeman or a government official.
The Third Amendment.
The privilege to not have the government quarter either police or soldiers in your home is revocable if they need to hang out, eat your food and spy on you or your neighbors.
This used to be the Fourth Amendment:
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.
Your person is not secure until the Transportation Security Agency has groped your genitals to prove you are secure though the TSA does have the right to squeeze your genitals more than once a day.
Property can be seized at will especially cash. Homes, farms and ranches can be seized if the government issues an edict saying you are a bad person. The Federal Government can conspire with approved donors from the major corporations to bankrupt you and turn your property over to A) the Chinese or B) Presidential campaign donors.
Warrants to search your property are automatically granted to any state, local or federal police official after they have entered your premises and found what to name in the list of particulars to search for. This was patterned after the NSA practice of copying all phone calls and emails and blog postings became well known. The Patriot Act gave the FBI the right to enter your home and search without your permission.
This used to be the Fifth Amendment:
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.
The government knows if you have been an obedient citizen and have complied with all dictates given by government officials or police agents. If government lawyers have given due consideration to your case, they have the right to arrest you, convict you, torture you and hold you indefinitely. The President can kill you if either he or his designated assistant looks at your case file before you die. The right to torture suspects trumps the defendants right to refuse to testify against themselves.
Your property no longer actually belongs to you as a right. It is a privilege to be in residence on a property that the government has not yet taken from you. This privilege is revocable if the Chinese or a major corporation wants it. Or if you violate the terms of residence by collecting rain water or raising vegetables in your back yard or doing something else the town council does not like.
This used to be the Sixth Amendment:
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 defense.
All of the above were repealed by the wisdom of the House, the Senate and the President when they passed the NDAA.
The Seventh Amendment used to guarantee you a trial in civil cases. We have taken away your right to a trial for damages to your health from vaccines. You also cannot sue computer and software companies if their products do not work causing you an economic loss. If Microsoft were not allowed to issue new operating systems until they worked as promised, we would still be waiting for Windows 95.
The Eighth Amendment used to say this:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
That last part made torture illegal so it might have to be forgotten completely rather than revised. Fines are generated by agencies to deprive you of what you mistakenly thought was your property. Fines might also be used to impoverish you so you can no longer defend yourself in court either for criminal charges or in a civil matter resisting an agency edict. This whole Amendment might need to be struck out. The police are allowed to use Pain Compliance which untrained observers thought were examples of torture. The police now have the right to beat you until you do what they say.
The Ninth and Tenth Amendments are just silly ideas from a bygone era. The people and the states have no rights. They have privileges granted to them from above.