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North Carolina passes Amendment 1 banning same-sex unions
Voters in North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday night defining marriage solely as a union between one man and one woman, in a defeat for gay rights advocates. It will become the 30th state in the union to enshrine a ban on ...

Amendment One draws steady and strong turnout locally
By Cliff Bellamy The much-debated Amendment One defining marriage as between a man and a woman helped drive local voters to the polls Tuesday, resulting in voter turnouts in Durham and Orange Counties that election officials deemed a strong showing for ...

(Updated x 2) Amendment 1 passes easily, and other primary results
Not much has changed, so I'll change the text below only as needed.} Amendment 1 was approved with nearly some 61 percent of the vote. a tremendous disappointment. In October, when Public Policy Polling first tested it, Amendment 1 was favored 61-34 ...

Amendment 1: Same-sex marriage measure set for vote in North Carolina
(CBS News) -- On Tuesday, voters casting ballots in North Carolina's Republican and Democratic primaries will also be able to weigh in on a controversial measure known as Amendment 1, which would define marriage as between one man and one woman in the ...

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SkymanFSU96 @BrooklynDecker you should use your name to start a petition to repeal Amendment 1. 1 million signatures required!

brentonlee1 RT @RachelleLefevre: North Carolina Amendment 1: Jim Crow 2.0 http://t.co/NlqEGKTW via @huffingtonpost

megnsmoak @jeezjon Sign the Petition: 1 Million Against Amendment 1. https://t.co/GD1WtHTl #Against #Amendment1

9Mack_attAK This saddens me deeply. North Carolina you can suck it ----> http://t.co/vbxhiwXQ

OnePiano RT @DannyZuker: "Marriage should be between a Man Cousin and a Woman Cousin." North Carolina Amendment 1 supporter

ScottLeedy Just a thought: "all christians are religious people are ignorant, or not analytical" is same type of thinking that leads to amendment 1

megnsmoak @Mike_EH_52 @davi Sign the Petition: 1 Million Against Amendment 1. https://t.co/GD1WtHTl #Against #Amendment1

SparkleTheElf RT @galifianakisz: Sad Day in North Carolina North Carolina passes Amendment 1 banning same-sex unions http://t.co/qX8yifqV via @guardian

OprahIsADyke Am I the only person the planet who voted for amendment 1? It can't be since it was passed. Its not hate, it's opinion

arjayo @TaraBusch: Amendment 1 vote saga reads like the prologue of a bad sci-fi dystopia novel.

megnsmoak @johntgallagher Sign the Petition: 1 Million Against Amendment 1. https://t.co/GD1WtHTl #Against #Amendment1

servicebz north carolina, josh hamilton, lugar, amendment 1, maurice sendak, where the wild things are, http://t.co/JZNjdroQ

bschlenk BREAKING: North Carolina is still full of illiterate rednecks. http://t.co/RlNX3C2w

CarletonPlace The Kid from Brooklyn on Gay Marriage: #MarriageEquality amendment 1 http://t.co/u0DD3o6A


Would you favor a Constitutional Amendment Limiting the Wealth of the Top 1%? by Q: Let's say the top 1% should not own more than 10% of all assets in the United States. I'm feeling generous. Wealth above that level should be taxed at 100% and used to pay down the national debt. Um, a Constitutional Amendment cannot be unconstitutional. oh no! Our Strategic Lottery Industry! Heaven Forfend! "And an electric fence down south"...um, is that a euphemism?

A: Naw, just tax it. You don't need an amendment to tax it, just a law passed. Actually, some years ago the highest tax bracket was 90%. That actually was during the time when the US economy was growing very fast--1950s. Sort of wonder if that was a coincidence or not.

Where in Amendment 1 in North Carolina does it actually say that civil unions will not be allowed? by Q: I actually read Amendment 1 and i don't see that in there. It's less than a page so it's very easy to read. The problem is that right after the original sentence saying “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State." that everyone actually knows it says this directly after making it vague and seem as if it would then just give private companies the right to choose whether or not to give employees the same rights if they were in a domestic partnership or in marriage. This is the next sentence in the Amendment, "This Section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.”

How do I cite the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution (Section 1) using APA format? by noonecallsmethat Q: If possible, could you write it out so I could copy and paste it? Thanks

A: http://www.lwvil.org/downloadimm/lwvil_immigration_study_first_packet_14th_amendment-1.pdf

gov 't paper on amendment 1 help ??????? by Q: ok so i have a paper thats asking which amendment is most important 2 u and i picked the 1st one and it's ask'n why u think that and u have 2 give details and examples. Well the 1st amendment is the 5 freedoms, speech, religon, assembly, press, and petition. well i want 2 use martin luther king as an example. can i use him an an example ? any1..becuz i don't want 2 get this paper wrong and sound like a retard. so any more tips i could use for examples from amendment 1...wat stories or books can repsent amendment 1 ??????????????????????

Is it possible to propose an amendment that repeals multiple amendments? by The Stock Market+NBA King Q: I know you can make an amendment to repeal another amendment (ex. 21st amendment which repealed the 18th), but can you make an amendment that repeals more than one amendment? For example, is it constitutional to propose an amendment to repeal the Bill of Rights (amendments 1-10)? Or can Congress pass an amendment that gets rid of 2 or 3 previous amendments? Please cite your source.

A: "The Big Sellout" is wrong. Anything in the Constitution can be amended or repealed, including the Bill of Rights. An amendment can say anything that Congress approves. However, the more parts that are in it the harder it will be to get it through Congress and ratified by the states.

Why couldn't the 19th amendment have happened without world war 1? by Q: I have looked some things up about the role of women during the war, but haven't really found enough to do a paper about it. So far i have that women played a significant role in the war and at home and they showed that they can handle responsibility, but I need some more info to back that up. Please help!

A: women would have gotten the vote without the war, as Britain gave it to them in 1910. Several states in the USA allowed women to vote, starting with Wyoming in 1869 (New Jersey did briefly after the Revolution). My grandmother was a leading suffragette in California, inspired by seeing her husband go off to the Spanish American War, leaving her with an eight year old to care for. WW1 undoubtedly speeded things up but it was coming anyway

Why is amendment 1 most known by people?? by ♥ F@$H!0N ♥ Q: Like if you were to ask a person to name one individual right, he/she would usually say freedom of religion, speech, assembly, and press which is amendment 1. Why is that??

A: The 1st protects some of the most basic rights of people in America. It puts in print many of the most important reasons that America wanted to break away from England and become a new nation.

Amendments 1-10 and amendment 14???? by Crzynluvx3 Q: For Political Science i have to find stories (from 2006-present) that relate to the billl of rights (amendments 1-10) and the fourteenth amendment. The stories can be trials or basically anything that is written. Please help!! thanks!!

A: try the ACLU web site they usually have stories on current court cases. www.aclu.org

Is Amendment 1 being upheld? by krissy w Q: In the Pledge of Allegiance, which is said at public schools, it includes the words "under God." Marriage takes place at a church, but you get government benefits (I think?). Our money has "In God We Trust" on it. Aren't all these things against the 1st Amendment? So shouldn't they be changed?

A: Amen Sister Krissy, you tell 'em. They don't get it because the devil warps their minds.

amendment 1 help curfew? by Q: how does amendment # 1 help teen curfew?

If there was only 1 Amendment to the Constitution you could change without argument, what would that be? by Michael M Q:

A: The 16th giving the federal government the right to tax income.

How does the 26th amendment affect you as some 1 under the age of 18? by superstar @ home Q: 26th amendment is being 18 years old to vote this is not home work i just want your opinion on how u think it should be

A: allot of people don't even know what this amendment is. please be more specific as to most can give you more precise answers. please.

Does section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment also pertain to African Americans? by ;-P Q: I mean did it, back in 1866?

A: Of course it does, that was one of the main purposes of the 14th amendment: "The amendment provides a broad definition of citizenship, overruling the decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), which had excluded slaves, and their descendants, from possessing Constitutional rights." Wikipedia

If the US is such a Christian nation, Why does the 1st amendment allow us to violate commandments 1-4? by Q: 1. Don't worship any other gods 2. Do not make Idols 3. Do not misuse the Lords name 4. Keep the sabbath holy All down the drain

how does the 20th amendment modify both article 1 and the 12th amendment? by yellow Q: please help me out here.. i'm completly stuck... maybe because i've been sitting at a computer and thinking for way too long without breaks... haha just please give me a break here and try to help me out.. i'd really appreciate it since i've spent WAYtoo long on this one particular question allready... (: again, thank you!

A: the answer is here http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst.html

Should we revisit Section 1 of the 14th Amendment (text below) that makes anyone born here a citizen? by Jacob W Q: Section 1." All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. "

A: Darn right! Libs are always tallking about a "living" Constitution. Well,here's a perfect example of it not staying up with the times.

Should the US consider modifying the 1'st amendment to exclude hate speech? by Greshnab Q: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/11/america/hate.php This is an interesting article on "Freedom of speech" only the US protect hate speech... all other western countries have laws against it.. in your opinion should the US consider an amendment to the 1'st that would ban hate speech.. why or why not?

A: No.

Is their anymore to the Amendment 1: besides Freedom of Speech? Homework! ? by Lorr R Q: It needs to be under Freedom of Speech, nothing else. Besides "Speak Freely"

A: Nothing you can find on Wikipedia or Google, that's for sure.

what was the 1 and only formal amendment to the constitution? by Q: I think it is the bill of rights but that's just a guessed. A certain and accurate answer would be much appreciated.

A: I do not understand your question. There are 27 formal amendments to the Constitution. When the Constitution was ratified it was approved by the states with the understanding that the new government would submit to the states a Bill of Rights. The newly elected Congress did keep their promise. They sent 12 (not 10) Amendments to the states. Only ten Amendments were ratified and they became known as the Bill of Rights. These 10 Amendments were formal in that they passed the House and Senate and were sent to the States for ratification. This was the formal process. When the first 12 Amendments were proposed they did not put a deadline date by which it must be ratified. All 10 Bill of Rights Amendments were ratified and were added to the Constitution on December 17, 1791. But did you know what happened to the other 2 Amendments? Well one is still pending but the other one was dusted off by the states and it became Amendment # 27. What was so special about the 27th Amendment? This stopped the members of the House & Senate from giving themselves a pay raise and get to immediately start collecting the tax payer $. They can (and do) vote to raise their salary but they must wait for an election to collect the new salary. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Can you say something is unconstitutional when quoting the 1st amendment of the Bill of Rights? by Q: I'm quoting: "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." (Bill of Rights, Amendment 1) Can I state therefore ____ is unconstitutional? Or would I just say it's against the Bill of Rights? Just looking for correct wording.

A: BOTH are correct. Still, "unconstitutional" is more inclusive in that many things can be "unconstitutional" that don't involve the Bill of Rights.

It could be said that section 1 of 14 Amendment is the real declaration of victory in the Civil War? by Danielle M Q: to what extent and in what ways is this true?

A: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Why is amendment 1 so controversial, it just only spells out what we all know is that marriage is 1man+1woman? by Q:

What is 1 constitutional amendment Article 1 section 2? by Mitchell S Q: Please help me to explain what this amendment means I need help your help we greatly appreciated

A: An article is part of the original constitution, an amendment is a later change. Are you interested in an amendment (if so, which one) or in Article 1, Section 2?

FL Equality Amendment 1 2009? by Dollie V Q: I need to find the exact wording of Charter Amendment 1, from Gainesville, FL. If you can copy and paste the exact wording that would be great, because I have looked online already. Also, please state if you appose it or not, giving the details as to why. I need a few peoples opinions from both perspectives. Wrong version of oppose.

A: Is this the one about gay marriage? I'm in FL and we voted on it back in November. I oppose it as did about 68% of the state.

court cases of amendment 1: free religion? by bugsberny Q: I need an example of a real life court case hearing about the amendment 1, specifically about the free religion. I need it badly thanks....

A: Lemon v. Kurtzman, was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Pennsylvania's 1968 Nonpublic Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which allowed the state Superintendent of Public Instruction to reimburse nonpublic schools (most of which were Catholic) for teachers' salaries, textbooks and instructional materials, violated the Establishment clause of the First Amendment. The Court's decision in this case established the "Lemon test", which details the requirements for legislation concerning religion.

1.List five individual rights found in the 1st amendment of the U. S. Constitution? by RatedR Q: 1.List five individual rights found in the 1st amendment of the U. S. Constitution? 2. What right does the 2nd amendment give the citizens and why is controversial (bitterly debated) ? a.2nd Amendment Right- b.Controversy-

A: 1. Seriously? You can't read the 1st Amendment, which is one sentence, and which outlines the 5 rights you describe? 2. The 2nd Amendment covers the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The controversy is because the Founders used unusual language in it, and not only specified the right, but the purpose of the right. It reads "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Because of that many either willingly read it to think what they want it to say, or just are confused as to what it means. Some thing it refers to states having the right to militias. Some think it means the people can own and carry weapons at whim. Only when read in it's entirety does it become clear. The right is that "the people" (you and me) have the right to own weapons. The purpose is so that we may use our own weapons to serve in militias as needed.

How is Robin Hood Obama going to get around that Pesky 14th Amendment Section 1 equal protection clause? by AF1 Pizza Q: I'm all for Jack Booted ObamaStasi taking money from the rich; but what about the US Army don't they take an oath to uphold the Constitution. Will the Army let Obama take peoples money. ck: Yeah that one Number 14 on Bush's peice of paper.

A: That's what Obama will be doing making sure that the well off aren't able to hire fancy lawyers and accountants to find loop holes in order to skip out on paying taxes that the middle class have to pay.

Is paying taxes unconstitutional according to the 10th Amendment, article 1, section 8? by General Lee Q: Maybe Republicans prefer paying more money for indigent health care through taxes?

A: Actually, stupid, article one section eight allows for Congress to collect taxes. Also, the sixteenth amendment allows for an income tax. Read the damn Constitution before citing it. You're a typical American that has no idea what our Constitution says. That's pretty damn pathetic.

What does section 1 of the 14th amendment have to do with corrections? by Q: Does anyone happen to know what the 14th amendment have to do with corrections?

A: The 14th Amendment guarantees you due process of law. That means your liberty cannot be taken away from you without you having notice of what you did wrong, and an opportunity to present your side of the story.

How does Amendment 14 Section 1 Affect us today? by Kirst Q: Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. How does this impact us today? Give some specific examples of how it has affected our society and what impacts it has on us...if that makes sense

A: It's what forbids segregation in schools, buses, etc. It's what lets us marry people of different races from us. There are other issues too, but that's a start.

Does the 16th Amendment say that Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution is wrong? ? by Frank W Q: In Article 1 Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution it states that "No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken." This means that if a direct tax is imposed it must be divided equally amongst the people. The 16th Amendment allows for a income tax, which is a direct tax, that doesn't have to be apportioned. Does this mean that part in Article 1 Section 9 is no longer true and isn't law?

A: Easy. The founding fathers felt there would from time to time need to change the Constitution. It was not made easy, and has not happen often. It ended slavery, It protects the right to keep and bear arms, free press, direct election of senators. Also, income tax, and the woman's right to vote. It does not say it was wrong, only that it needed to be changed.

What exactly does fourth amendment mean and how does it differ from article 1 section 7? by Q: What exactly does fourth amendment mean and how does it differ from article 1 section 7 washington constitution. How does the wording present schools from carving out an exception fpr schools to the normal constitutional requirment of obtaining a warrant prior to a search

A: Something is wrong with your question. Article 1 Section 7 is how a bill becomes law. The 4th Amendment covers illegal search and seizure. There's nothing similar about them. Your second question is garbled too. But schools stand in the place of parents (in loco parentis), and have significant public interest in maintaining order, discipline, and safety. The rules are different for minors.

Should the 14th Amendment Section 1 be changed? by Their Constitution rules them Q: Obviously it was created to afford emancipated slaves and their children the the privileges that US citizens hold that foreigners do not. My interpretation is that they did not intend nor see the possibility at the time it was created that foreigners would come to America only to have children that would automatically become citizens and there by themselves be able to reside without deportation because of their custody status of said US citizen. So would you agree with a change in the wording to the 14th Amendment in Section 1 that would narrow citizenship to those born to those who are already naturalized US citizens? 14th amendment: Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

A: No need. If you've sneaked in so the United States doesn't know you're here, you are in no honest sense "subject to the jurisdiction thereof."

Amendment. What do Amendment 1-10, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 25, 26. really means. Can you explain it? You can pick? by lEARNING ENGLISH Q: Amendment. What do Amendment 1-10, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 25, 26. really means. Can you explain it? You can pick any of them you dont need to pick everything. Im a second languge learner and i dont know what does it mean. thank you.

A: 12- Each elector from each state will have a congressional meeting and fill his ballot 13- It officially abolished slavery and prohibits involuntary servitude 14- States that if you were born in the U.S, you are an American citizen 15- your race and color can't stop you from voting. You are equal! I hope this helps you out! It's obviously not all that you asked for, but it's some!

Should the 14th amendment section 1 be modified? by Donald L Q: To read : All persons born to a citizen or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. I think the words to a citizen would take away a lot of the incentive for people to come here illegally just to have their babies so they will be citizens. Jenny, please elaborate on the problems this would cause.

A: If someone comes here "LEGALLY" then by all means their children should automatically become citizens but if they are NOT here legally then I do not think they should have that right. I do not think you should have any rights at all to anything if you are not here legally. Neither should your children. Just my opinion.

How would u rewrite the 1-27 amendment as though you were asked to address contemporary concerns? by pokebones_white Q: use its original formatting just choose one or two. I'm doing this for my school paper to see what Americans today really think. and i mean the real amendments. a revision. i'm not really looking for your opinion pertaining to the constitution. just your actual wording. it's just a project. nothing that will be published.

A: Don't do any thing unless you want to get your as_ kicked by someone . Else . There you got one and only one ,

In Amendment 1, what was the free exercise and establishment clauses of the Freedom of Religion? by yaret b Q:

A: Did you notice it is Freedom of Religion. It is not Freedom FROM Religion. It means that I may go to Church but that the Government may not set up a State Religion and TAX you and me to pay for the worship building, the religious leader, books and supplies for the building and its maintenance. It means that I may chose not to go to Church and I am not going to jail. It does not mean that nothing can be in said in public about God. Our Declaration of Independence said we are Created. That is in the public and God is not illegal.

If Congress enacted a balanced budget amendment and a 1% national sales tax, would you support it? by Q: The 1% national sales tax would apply to all business and personal transactions and would be eliminated once the national debt is retired.

A: G'day WorkWithBrian, Thank you for your question. You would probably have to rationalise the system of sales taxes because individual states and cities have their own taxes. Other countries have a national sales tax so there is no reason not to support it. A balanced budget amendment is something I could support depending on the details. I would also support an end to the Bush tax cuts combined with major cuts to spending including entitlements until the budget is in surplus. Regards

If the Amendment 1 is not approved, what options we will have? WillThe Gov. Christ try to help us again? by Manyquestions Q: Jan 29th is the Election Day in Florida and we will have an option to vote yes or no on amendment 1 (property taxes, portability, etc.) If this amendment is no approved by voters what will happen after that? What option will we have to resolve this property taxes issue?

A: It sounds like you're talking about another referendum to circumvent paying property taxes the way they're meant to be paid. This is what happens when too many people, especially children, live on one property. A referendum has to cover the loss of property tax that would have been collected if multiple families lived apart on their own property.

Has there been any protests on any of the Bill of Rights amendment #1 in the last couple years? by confusedgirl Q: Amendment #1 is about the Freedoms. Please help any like protests from 2000-2010

A: Protests? Not really. A big First Amendment court case was the Citizens United case, however.

Why do so many hate the 14th Amendment, Section 1? by Q: Section 1 of the 14th Amendment says the following: Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Many on here seem to have a lot of problems with this amendment. They want to deny citizenship to people born here, but from migrant parents. They want to deny individuals equal protection (marriage rights). These are just a few examples of things people do not like about the amendment. Why do people dislike the text of the 14th Amendment, specifically Section 1 so much? I can see that some people have a problem separating their public policy from the realities of the Constitution. It should not matter if you like something or not, the only thing that should matter is whether it achieves constitutional muster. IMPORTANT TERMS SOME ARE NOT READING OR DO NOT UNDERSTAND: All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. Notice it says all persons not persons with legal parents or persons born to citizens of the United States. Interesting point Julia. If they fall under the jurisdiction of the United States according to the text, they would be sort of citizens under international law. Remember the 14th Amendment does not bring up the origin of the parents, but just discusses the individual born here. The location of the birth is all that matters.

A: Because the 14th Amendment puts them in the awful place of having to decide between supporting gay marriage and citizenship by birth or opposing the US Constitution. Nobody ever said it was a good reason, but it's the reason. Incidentally, part of the 14th Amendment just expands the 5th Amendment for the purposes of the states.

What does Amendment 1 of the Constitution say about the Separation of Church and State? by Q:

A: Not all of our founders were full blown Christians, and not all of them were of the same faith. But I do understand why they used the word 'Creator' and God in our Constitution. They knew that by decreeing that our human rights were inalienable, given to us by our Creator, they are absolute and cannot be taken away. They were not granting us our rights; they were recognizing and acknowledging a basic truth of life. They understood that the rights people have had up to this point in time were given to them by governments, kings, clergy, etc. They were also frequently taken away at the will of powerful men, usually by force. By acknowledging the rights as truth, unalienable, and given to mankind at birth, they could never be taken away by the will of another man. It's really that simple. That's why, even the atheists among them, agreed to the wording and meaning implied in the preamble. Up to this point in history, that idea was revolutionary and unique. When you understands this and can see that the more secular we become, the more we loose this basic principle. The founders also recognized that many countries used religion as their governing and political power over the people. In the 18th century, it was getting out of hand. So, they also amended the constitution to acknowledge that "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" But what does that mean exactly? They knew a government based on religion will soon become tyrannical in nature and they would end up back where they started, and what they left in the first place - governance by religion with kings. But they also wanted to freely worship as they wanted too, free from the ridicule and punishment for doing so. So, they also included the second half which was to not allow the government to 'prohibit the free exercise, thereof'. Freedom from being ruled by religion, and freedom to worship any way they want. Over time, our government has begun to reject the idea that our natural rights are given to us by our Creator. Over time, they have downplayed the importance of this principle and diminished it's role in governing. What we are left with now is a political body who feel they have absolute power over the public, who has the power to grant rights, and take them away. They have blurred the lines between unalienable, human, natural rights - and the benefits they seek to bestow on us, abusing their power, and calling these 'rights'. The right to tax us with the threat of losing one's freedom and liberty take away our land and property, etc. It's really out of control. We should teach our current generation WHERE their rights come from, as recognized by our founders. It's a wakeup call For the public to see the wisdom in our founders decision, and to see just how monumentally different our concept of government was at the time of its creation. I would think that even if you are an atheist, it's in your own best interest to understand and acknowledge the difference between natural, human rights given to us by a divine intervention, and 'rights' given to us by Obama and the Democrats. To not see the connection is a mistake, one that leads to man having power over man, which leads to tyranny and oppressive dictatorship. There are plenty of examples in this world of secular governments that give, and take away rights at will over the population. In truth, when man you give man control of your rights, you really never had them to begin with. I feel a lot of people don't understand this basic principle. They don't understand the difference between China and America in this respect. They seem to be perfectly willing to allow the government (i.e.; MAN) to have control of our basic rights, as if the government is filled with feathery-winged angels from Heaven, who only make perfect, infallible, divine decisions. They are 100% anti-god, but 100% pro government. It doesn't make sense to me how, with the history of the world as proof that this never works. I mean, it doesn't make sense how they can still think it would work, like this time it will be different. Same crap, different millennium. Man will never seem to change; left on his own, will usually lead to tyranny over his fellow man. Without the “concept” of divine providence, or the value of life being immeasurable, human kind is pretty much toast. I'm not saying we need to all be Christians or believe in god, no, but I don't think we should be so boastful and arrogant as to say we are it; and leave it at that's that.

Why do you suppose only 1 amendment to the Constitution has been repealed,though life in US has changed a lot? by Mrs.EdwardAnthonyMasonCullen Q: homework help. i know the 18th amendment (about alcohol) was repealed by the 21st amendment but im not really sure the answer to the question... thnx!

A: None of the others are unpopular enough to get 3/4 of the states to want to repeal it.

Do you think North Carolina should vote NO to Amendment 1? by Q: If so, star this question. @ Clones: Thanks for posting the link.

A: Of course! edit: For others: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/North_Carolina_Same-Sex_Marriage_Amendment_(2012) I also want to state I think it's obnoxious to put the civil rights of any group up for a public vote. Everyone should be equal. .

Is enshrining discrimination in the Constitution a christian thing to do or should I vote against amendment 1? by Q:

A: To discriminate is wrong, both morally & intellectually. Judge a person by the actions & abilities, having a white or black individual, or a heterosexual or gay person in any position because they fill or don’t fill a certain criteria, is stupid, you need the best person who is most capable, unless you want the present situation to continue. Hope this helps. Collin

Why do you think Amendment 1 of the Bill of Rights is important? by Lauren. M Q: "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". Give me your reasons....

A: Well, because if we weren't free to speak and write, how would we write our 10th grade history papers? Oh...that's right...we'd get others to do it for us online...

How does Amendment 1 relate to Education? by Q: Can some one tell me the legal provisons for education about amendment 1?

A: Are you talking about the US Constitution, First Amendment? It doesn't relate to education. It does relate to religion. First Amendment: 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. If the government regulated education than it may not teach or recognize a religion while doing so. In other words schools may not organize and require prayer or teach biblical concepts or biblical history. This has become a discussion in education because before the government took over the schools, many were run by churches. It was normal in many places to have prayers in school. It was normal for teachers to lead prayers. That's where the first amendment comes in and says government may not favor one religion over others or belief in favor of the lack of belief.

How do you think the North Carolina voting for Amendment 1 went? by Q: I live in North Carolina, but I'm unfortunately too young to vote(I'm only fourteen!) I really hope the majority voted against Amendment 1. But, knowing my fellow North Carolinians, the majority voted for it. How do you think it played out? Thanks:-)

Do you feel the passage of gay marriage that amendment 1 and 9 is compatible with the rights? by Engo Q: Do you feel the passage of gay marriage that amendment 1 and 9 is compatible with the rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights?

A: Are you asking if Gay Marriage is supported by the Bill of Rights? First the Bill of Rights is amendments 1-10. Now what are gays asking for? They want the right to marry (fine) and have their marriage recognized under law and equal entitlements to benefits associated with marriage. The Bill of Rights as it was written has nothing to do with marriage. The Constitution does not define marriage. It is the definition of marriage that is the issue. Its hard to explain so try this for an example. If you live in a home than the Bill of Rights defends you from being forced to house soldiers or having your home searched without a warrant. Now what if you had no home but lived on the street. If you define the street as your home should you have the right to say the police may no longer use it because they may not enter without a warrant? Or soldiers may not travel on it. Just because you define the street as a home does not mean everyone else must accept your definition. There is no law in this land that says a gay man may not purchase a marriage license. What we have is an understanding that marriage is limited to men and women. If it were up to me I would say government should have nothing to do with marriage at all but then there would not be benefits for anyone and neither side wants that. Gays are asking for marriage to be defined as a union between two people. The Constitution has no opinion on that.

What all is included in the North Carolina amendment 1? by Q: I am 17 and I live in North Carolina. Amendment 1 was just passed tonight and I know it includes not recognizing gay marriage but I keep seeing people mention things including children losing insurance and lost protection for abused women. What all is included in Amendment 1 besides gay marriage not being allowed?

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