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what single constitutional guarantee is most important to you?

 
 
Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 02:08 pm
single means "1".
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 02:19 pm
The "one" and only US Constitution (in its entirety).
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 02:21 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 02:26 pm
there should be no constitutional guarantees, nothing should ever be written in stone
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 03:03 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,
First amendment, in it's entirety.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 03:13 pm
The part that repeals Prohibition.
George
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 03:16 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
The part that repeals Prohibition.

I'll drink to that!
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BillRM
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 04:33 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,
Sorry it is a set and they are all important to me and that quesiton is like asking a parent what one of your children are more important to you,
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 04:42 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

The "one" and only US Constitution (in its entirety).


No kidding Rolling Eyes

The OP is asking what 1 guarantee is the most important.
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engineer
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 06:04 pm
@BillRM,
True, but I'd have to vote one overall.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 06:14 pm
@BillRM,
Good answer! Idea
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 06:51 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,
Due process. Amendment 14, section 1.
DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 06:55 pm
okay, we're moving along a little here.

but, let's say that for whatever reason, national conflaguration let's say, that out of the bill of rights, you could only keep one guaranteed right.

what would it be?
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 06:59 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,
Then I'm torn between the 4th and the 9th. But given your hypothetical, I'd have to choose the 9th.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 07:09 pm
@FreeDuck,
That was my choice also.

Quote:
Ninth Amendment: declares that the listing of individual rights in the Constitution and Bill of Rights is not meant to be comprehensive; and that the other rights not specifically mentioned are retained by the people.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 07:15 pm
Free speech. I really wish we would have kept that one. Hate speech laws and the behaviour of the citizens (hounding out minority views as seen at a2k for instance ) is proof that we have lost this right.
DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 09:11 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

Free speech. I really wish we would have kept that one. Hate speech laws and the behaviour of the citizens (hounding out minority views as seen at a2k for instance ) is proof that we have lost this right.


yet you just made use of it. so you still have it.

try again ?
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2PacksAday
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2009 09:51 pm
The 2nd.
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genoves
 
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Reply Wed 13 May, 2009 02:26 am
@Butrflynet,
Butterfly Net has it right. States have all powers not given to the Federal Government explicitly.

However, because of the overuse of the "Commerce Claus' by the Supreme Court, almost anything that crosses state lines can be regulated by the FEDS.

I am heartened by a movement in Montana which proposes to manufacture guns and ammunition to be used only in the state of Montana. This, as I undeerstand it, would preclude firearm regulation by the federal government.
revel
 
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Reply Wed 13 May, 2009 07:14 am
@FreeDuck,
Due process is the right most important to me too.
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