Bill of Rights in the USA - Is it imporant?
. Is the Bill of Rights important?
Is the Bill of Rights important?
No, not at all. Things have changed. Americans do not need a Bill of Rights.
Very important. Americans need to be protected against unjust laws.
Somewhat important. Certain rights are more important than others. So we can pick and choose what we need as times change.
Somewhat unimportant. I can see that some freedom is necessary, but government takes care of me. If it doesn't, I can simply elect someone else who will make things right.
No comment. I really do not care at all any way.
. What is more important? The federal Bill of Rights, or my State's Bill of Rights?
What is more important? The federal Bill of Rights, or my State's Bill of Rights?
Both are equally important. Together, they guarantee that my liberties and freedoms are maintained.
Neither are important. Either we have no freedoms, or they are not maintained. Either way, it does not affect me at all.
The State Bill of rights is more important because the 10th Amendment says it is the case.
The Federal Bill of Rights is more important, because when states used the 10th Amendment to leave the federal Union, President Lincoln showed once and for all that the Federal Power is more complete and powerful than states rights. What Washington says, the state must do.
. Should reasonable limits be placed on individual rights as described in the Bill of Rights?
Should reasonable limits be placed on individual rights as described in the Bill of Rights?
No. Not at all. Rights come from our creator, whether God, Budda, or Mother nature. The government has no say in what we are born with.
Yes, absolutely. Some rights are too dangerous to have. The 2nd Amendment permits people to have guns. Therefore, there has to be limits on their use. Thus, it needs to apply to all the rights in the Bill of Rights. Limits on freedom of speech, and what religion one believes in MUST be put in place to avoid chaos.
Some limits are necessary. It is only reasonable that certain rights are more dangerous than other rights. So we should let the government officials pick and choose which freedoms can be limited and which freedoms can be exercised without restraint.
. Should some amendments be repealed?
Should some amendments be repealed?
Yes. I particularly don't like the 13th Amendment; the power for the Federal Government to Tax. I would like to see it abolished.
No. Things are absolutely perfect right now. In fact, more amendments to the constitution whould greatly improve my quality of life.
I really don't know.
It's is beyond my power to do. I want to change things, but I am just a lone person, and the government is too big and powerful.
. In 100 years, what will the Bill of Rights look like?
In 100 years, what will the Bill of Rights look like?
It will look just like it does now. But it will be useless. There will be all kinds of exceptions, and special cases that will nullify the Bill of Rights into a useless document.
It will be abolished as unconstitutional.
It will be replaced with a set of guidelines by which the citizens will expect to be treated by the American leadership.
It will be stronger and more powerful. The Judicial branch will guard the Bill of rights as a most critical piece of legislation.
. Does the Preamble to the Bill of Rights have any meaning to you?
Does the Preamble to the Bill of Rights have any meaning to you?
Yes. I particularly like how it states that the Bill of Rights is to protect the citizens from their government.
No. It is nonsense, written by a bunch of paranoids fleeing England.
No. It no longer has any validity. The US Government is well known for being trustworthy and reliable.
Not really. No one ever reads about the preamble. It is not really important, and is only of value as a historical document. Ever since the war on Terrorism, and the advent of the Nuclear Bomb, things have changed. Americans need the government more now than ever to protect them.
Somewhat important. It reminds us that some rights protect us from the government, like the freedom of religion. But in other cases, like the 2nd amendment, are outdated and does not really apply. Americans need to pick and choose which amendments are important to them.
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