On July 4, 1776, the United States Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. Its primary author, Thomas Jefferson, wrote the Declaration as a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, and as a statement announcing that the thirteen American Colonies were no longer a part of the English Empire. Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms. It was initially published as a printed broadsheet that was widely distributed and read to the public. Philosophically, the Declaration stressed two themes: individual rights and the right of revolution. These ideas became widely held by Americans and spread internationally as well, influencing in particular the French Revolution.
The Constitution of the United States of America (1787) and Bill of Rights (1791)
Written during the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America is the fundamental law of the US federal system of government and the landmark document of the Western world. It is the oldest written national constitution in use and defines the principal organs of government and their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens.
The first ten amendments to the Constitution—the Bill of Rights—came into effect on December 15, 1791, limiting the powers of the federal government of the United States and protecting the rights of all citizens, residents and visitors in American territory.
Here is the law that was passed to make 80% (Orange part) not include the Constitution for you – http://higherperspective.com/2015/01/orange-zone.html < This is the law, the Orange zone law.
The Bill of Rights protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, the freedom of assembly and the freedom to petition. It also prohibits unreasonable search and seizure, cruel and unusual punishment and compelled self-incrimination. Among the legal protections it affords, the Bill of Rights prohibits Congress from making any law respecting establishment of religion and prohibits the federal government from depriving any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law. In federal criminal cases it requires indictment by a grand jury for any capital offense, or infamous crime, guarantees a speedy public trial with an impartial jury in the district in which the crime occurred, and prohibits double jeopardy.
BE HONEST WITH ME AMERICA – DOES ANY OF THAT OR SOME OF THAT STILL FEEL RIGHT AND TRUE? I will give you a 2nd argument how far things have changed, it is now illegal to grow your own Garden for Veg/Fruit on your own property in the USA. That is 2 rule changes I have mentioned. Keep reading, it gets better, really, hang in with me here
When we read all of the above it seems America is a place where freedom actually happens and the people within the constraints of it’s constitutional powers are protected by every word and the people of America can remove a Government if they see fit that Government isn’t working for them, their state or the entire Country. The right to bear arms was decided 250 years ago by men, real men, men who wanted an America that in future years was truly free and democratic. I believe this ended on a date etched into every living breathing walking talking American person today, the date and place was November 22, 1963, in Dallas Texas. A man who actually valued the Bill of Right of the US Constitution, wanted the press to be open and truthful about him, his cabinet of office in the White House and any wrongs the Media seen he begged them to scrutinise the facts in search of the truth, a free and open press who were open and honest, if people tried to conceal or hide facts from the American public this man wanted the press to expose not sensor. Can this be said about the US Media, TV and Print in 2015, again we must be honest in our answer and thinking, stay with me here!
This speech is historically known worldwide, you can read below the video’s words in blue
The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society. And we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes, or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.
No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support an administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.
I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers — I welcome it. This administration intends to be candid about its errors for as a wise man once said, “An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.
Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed — and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment — the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution — not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply “give the public what it wants” — but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices — to lead, mold, educate, and sometimes even anger public opinion.
This means greater coverage and analysis of international news — for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security.
And so it is to the printing press — to the recorder of man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news — that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be free and independent.
President John F. Kennedy
New York City, April 27, 1961
Many say that speech above got him killed a year later was it?, you can clearly see here that there is a 2 year gap between speech and assassination. I never aim to hate, belittle or anger, stifle or contain another persons views, customs or cultural expression, it goes against the very ideology of why and how I write. I get death threats daily for what I write about, I get hate mail by the hour and I get so much hate thrown at me I spam 50 people a day on average. But turn the coin around and I see 1,062,000 views on my site and 6,200 followers or figures close to these. I take no comfort or sense of self achievement by sharing these numbers, I do so to remind myself that for every hateful message I get 10 good emails, for every swear word thrown at me I get 10 ‘Thank you’s’ from people who have a voice and can’t use it. I am no superhero trying to expose the wrongs or ill’s of what we as a species do right or wrong, I do however have opinions. By showing that above I am learning as I share and that can only be a good thing. Because I care so deeply for the American people and for a Country I grew up looking at like a beacon for freedom, a land of free people who were brave enough to task themselves on exactly what the American bill of rights allow the populous to do. People ask me a lot “Shaun, why do you write about the USA so much” I will come clean, I love the place, my main TV room is America, we have about 15 canvas paintings of all things American, mainly New York, we have huge pictures of World Trade Centre old and new. We had some of it before that terrible day 14 years ago, I think after that we wanted to pay a kind off private tribute to America for all it’s losses. My favourite canvases are the two at the bottom of the page, the one with the towers and the famous lady given to the USA by France and a canvas I can stare at and imagine I am there on the bridge above the Hudson. As I have never left UK shores the World is a huge place for me, the mystery remains and I really do need to get my flying situation fixed so I can take my partner and 2 little princess to visit America. New York, Manhattan and 100% route 66 in a big huge camper van with TV and all the best things a camper van could have. Friends have did it and stopped off near Area 51 and Roswell, I would love to do the same. As I say the mystery and love of America has never left me, I just don’t understand the Government or the People I thought I knew as a kid. Writing has ruined a lot for me but they are words, circumstances dictate I write, I write about the World, people with selective memory see me write USA all day, I write about the World. I would love to visit India, Egypt, Iran, China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Peru, South Africa and more. Maybe one day my Partner and I will do a 6 month world cruise and visit all these places I see images of
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