US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment 1: 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.
US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment 4: 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.
Now read this. One of these things is not like the other...
Oh, I did promise three passages, didn't I? But this last one shows the wisdom of those who originally wrote this document, and I wanted you to read that link first.
US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment 2: 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.
Now I am not saying to pick up your guns and start shooting, but keep in mind that if this kind of corruption continues, and no one does anything about it, we deserve the results of our inaction. Our strength comes from protest, not guns. But we have the right to have guns should the government take away our ability to protest. The founding fathers knew, from experience, how a dictatorship or monarchy can ruin a free thinker's life. This country was created so people could think and be free, and look how much we've done! Now, because of some weak-minded fools, a lot of voter apathy, and lack of personal responsibility, things are really getting out of hand.
"Papers, please? Are you supposed to be here, Citizen CA-619-515-2817-BF-90124? Show me your authorization to own those things. I am sorry, but we'll have to confiscate these items as evidence. Yes, under a new law by our Friendly and Fun Leaders, we have decided your child is 'a luxury item' when they are unable to communicate, and thus, able to be seized as property."
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