This attempt has failed, of course. Even before the chillingly-misnamed Patriot Act
was passed in America, most of the Bill of Rights had been neutralized by Congress and the courts. American citizens, for the most part, do not even know the contents
of their own Bill of Rights. Relentless pro-government, pro-coercion
propaganda in schools and elsewhere has made the idea of such rights seem vaguely suspect and unpatriotic to many.
History suggests this is an extremely dangerous situation
. Without the natural rights of people being understood, respected, and enforced -- how can compassion survive? When the people have no rights, horrors await. See the Love and Freedom
page on this site for enough examples to remind you of how true that really is.
Each of the first ten amendments to the US constitution -- the Bill of Rights -- is available here as an image file, like the 4th Amendment below. You can view
the images now by clicking each below (use your browser's BACK button to return to this page):
Preamble 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
You can download a zipfile with all ten amendments, plus an excerpt from the Preamble, by clicking: