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Why do Politics have to get so nasty at times?

katywon 2012/06/16 21:46:59
Related Topics: British, Politics, Insulting
We are not the only ones who take the opposite sides sometimes too seriously and too insulting. The British do the same
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  • Jane 2012/06/18 13:47:59 (edited)
    Jane
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    Ask Glen Beck. Actually it is too much money and special interest groups like citizens united. Keep religion out of politics and things will go smoother.
  • katywon Jane 2012/06/19 00:40:26
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    agree.
  • Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/06/17 07:14:49 (edited)
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮
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    In this Nation, it is because far too many these days do not adhere to this:


    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,
    establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common
    defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to
    ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the
    United States of America.

    Article 1.

    Section 1
    All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the
    United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

    Section 2
    The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second
    Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall
    have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of
    the State Legislature.

    No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of
    twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who
    shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be
    chosen.

    Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States
    which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers,
    which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons,
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    In this Nation, it is because far too many these days do not adhere to this:


    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,
    establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common
    defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to
    ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the
    United States of America.

    Article 1.

    Section 1
    All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the
    United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

    Section 2
    The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second
    Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall
    have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of
    the State Legislature.

    No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of
    twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who
    shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be
    chosen.

    Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States
    which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers,
    which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons,
    including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not
    taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

    The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting
    of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten
    Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of
    Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State
    shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be
    made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to choose three,
    Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut
    five, New York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland
    six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five and Georgia three.

    When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive
    Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.

    The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and
    shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

    Section 3
    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each
    State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall
    have one Vote.

    Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election,
    they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the
    Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second
    Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the
    third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be
    chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise,
    during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may
    make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which
    shall then fill such Vacancies.

    No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty
    Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not,
    when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

    The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but
    shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

    The Senate shall choose their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore,
    in the absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of
    President of the United States.

    The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for
    that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the
    United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be
    convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

    Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from
    Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or
    Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be
    liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to
    Law.

    Section 4
    The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and
    Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof;
    but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except
    as to the Place of Choosing Senators.

    The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall
    be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a
    different Day.

    Section 5
    Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of
    its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do
    Business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be
    authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and
    under such Penalties as each House may provide.

    Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for
    disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.

    Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time
    publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require
    Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question
    shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.

    Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of
    the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that
    in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

    Section 6
    The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their
    Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United
    States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the
    Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of
    their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for
    any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other
    Place.

    No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected,
    be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which
    shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased
    during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States,
    shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.


    Section 7
    All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives;
    but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

    Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate,
    shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United
    States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his
    Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the
    Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after
    such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it
    shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it
    shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it
    shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be
    determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and
    against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If
    any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays
    excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law,
    in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment
    prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

    Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and
    House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment)
    shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same
    shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall
    be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according
    to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.


    Section 8
    The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and
    Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general
    Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be
    uniform throughout the United States;

    To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

    To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and
    with the Indian Tribes;

    To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject
    of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the
    Standard of Weights and Measures;

    To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin
    of the United States;

    To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited
    Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings
    and Discoveries;

    To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

    To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and
    Offenses against the Law of Nations;

    To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning
    Captures on Land and Water;

    To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be
    for a longer Term than two Years;

    To provide and maintain a Navy;

    To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

    To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union,
    suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

    To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for
    governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United
    States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers,
    and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline
    prescribed by Congress;

    To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District
    (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and
    the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United
    States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent
    of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of
    Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

    To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into
    Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this
    Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or
    Officer thereof.

    Section 9
    The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing
    shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to
    the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed
    on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

    The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when
    in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

    No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

    No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the
    Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.

    No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

    No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the
    Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from,
    one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

    No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations
    made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and
    Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.

    No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person
    holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of
    the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind
    whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

    Section 10
    No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters
    of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but
    gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder,
    ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any
    Title of Nobility.

    No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties
    on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing
    its inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by
    any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the
    United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Control
    of the Congress.

    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep
    Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact
    with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually
    invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

    Article 2.

    Section 1
    The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of
    America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together
    with the Vice-President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:

    Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct,
    a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives
    to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or
    Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United
    States, shall be appointed an Elector.

    The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two
    persons, of whom one at least shall not lie an Inhabitant of the same State
    with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and
    of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and
    transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to
    the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence
    of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the
    Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes
    shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of
    Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and
    have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall
    immediately choose by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a
    Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like
    Manner choose the President. But in choosing the President, the Votes shall be
    taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; a quorum
    for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two-thirds of the
    States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In
    every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest
    Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there
    should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall choose from
    them by Ballot the Vice-President.

    The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on
    which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the
    United States.

    No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at
    the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office
    of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not
    have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a
    Resident within the United States.

    In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death,
    Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said
    Office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by
    Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of
    the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as
    President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be
    removed, or a President shall be elected.

    The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation,
    which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he
    shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other
    Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

    Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following
    Oath or Affirmation:

    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of
    President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve,
    protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

    Section 2
    The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United
    States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual
    Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the
    principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any subject
    relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to
    Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in
    Cases of Impeachment.

    He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make
    Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall
    nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint
    Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court,
    and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein
    otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress
    may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think
    proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of
    Departments.

    The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during
    the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End
    of their next Session.

    Section 3
    He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the
    Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge
    necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both
    Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with
    Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he
    shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he
    shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all
    the Officers of the United States.

    Section 4
    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States,
    shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason,
    Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

    Article 3.

    Section 1
    The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court,
    and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and
    establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold
    their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for
    their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their
    Continuance in Office.

    Section 2
    The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under
    this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which
    shall be made, under their Authority; to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other
    public Ministers and Consuls; to all Cases of admiralty and maritime
    Jurisdiction; to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; to
    Controversies between two or more States; between a State and Citizens of
    another State; between Citizens of different States; between Citizens of the
    same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a
    State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.

    In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and
    those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original
    Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall
    have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and
    under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

    The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and
    such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been
    committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such
    Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.

    Section 3
    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against
    them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person
    shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the
    same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

    The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no
    Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except
    during the Life of the Person attainted.

    Article 4.

    Section 1
    Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records,
    and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general
    Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be
    proved, and the Effect thereof.

    Section 2
    The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities
    of Citizens in the several States.

    A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall
    flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on demand of the
    executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be
    removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.

    No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof,
    escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein,
    be discharged from such Service or Labour, But shall be delivered up on Claim
    of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.

    Section 3
    New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States
    shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any
    State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States,
    without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of
    the Congress.

    The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and
    Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United
    States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice
    any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.

    Section 4
    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican
    Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on
    Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature
    cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

    Article 5.

    The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall
    propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the
    Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for
    proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and
    Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of
    three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths
    thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the
    Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One
    thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and
    fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State,
    without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

    Article 6.

    All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this
    Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this
    Constitution, as under the Confederation.

    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in
    Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the
    Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the
    Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or
    Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the
    several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of
    the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or
    Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be
    required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United
    States.

    Article 7.

    The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the
    Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.

    Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the
    Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
    and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the
    Twelfth. In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names.

    George Washington - President and deputy from Virginia

    New Hampshire - John Langdon, Nicholas Gilman

    Massachusetts - Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King

    Connecticut - William Samuel Johnson, Roger Sherman

    New York - Alexander Hamilton

    New Jersey - William Livingston, David Brearley, William Paterson, Jonathan
    Dayton

    Pennsylvania - Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris, George Clymer,
    Thomas Fitzsimons, Jared Ingersoll, James Wilson, Gouvernour Morris

    Delaware - George Read, Gunning Bedford Jr., John Dickinson, Richard Bassett,
    Jacob Broom

    Maryland - James McHenry, Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer, Daniel Carroll

    Virginia - John Blair, James Madison Jr.

    North Carolina - William Blount, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Hugh Williamson

    South Carolina - John Rutledge, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Charles Pinckney,
    Pierce Butler

    Georgia - William Few, Abraham Baldwin

    Attest: William Jackson, Secretary


    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.

    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.

    Amendment 3
    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the
    consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by
    law.

    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.

    Amendment 5
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime,
    unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising
    in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time
    of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense
    to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any
    criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life,
    liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be
    taken for public use, without just compensation.

    Amendment 6
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and
    public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime
    shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously
    ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the
    accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory
    process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of
    Counsel for his defence.

    Amendment 7
    In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty
    dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a
    jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than
    according to the rules of the common law.

    Amendment 8
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel
    and unusual punishments inflicted.

    Amendment 9
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed
    to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    Amendment 10
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor
    prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to
    the people.

    Amendment 11
    The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any
    suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States
    by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

    Amendment 12
    The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for
    President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant
    of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person
    voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as
    Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as
    President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of
    votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to
    the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of
    the Senate;

    The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of
    Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;

    The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the
    President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors
    appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having
    the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as
    President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot,
    the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by
    states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this
    purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and
    a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House
    of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice
    shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then
    the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other
    constitutional disability of the President.

    The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the
    Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors
    appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers
    on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the
    purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a
    majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person
    constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to
    that of Vice-President of the United States.

    Amendment 13
    1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime
    whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United
    States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate
    legislation.

    Amendment 14
    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.

    2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to
    their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State,
    excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the
    choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States,
    Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or
    the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male
    inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the
    United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion,
    or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the
    proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole
    number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

    3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of
    President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the
    United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a
    member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of
    any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to
    support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in
    insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the
    enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove
    such disability.

    4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law,
    including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in
    suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the
    United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred
    in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for
    the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and
    claims shall be held illegal and void.

    5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the
    provisions of this article.

    Amendment 15
    1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or
    abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or
    previous condition of servitude.

    2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate
    legislation.

    Amendment 16
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from
    whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and
    without regard to any census or enumeration.

    Amendment 17
    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each
    State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall
    have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications
    requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

    When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the
    executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such
    vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the
    executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the
    vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

    This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of
    any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

    Amendment 18
    1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale,
    or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into,
    or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to
    the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

    2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce
    this article by appropriate legislation.

    3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an
    amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as
    provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the
    submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

    Amendment 19
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or
    abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

    Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

    Amendment 20
    1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th
    day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d
    day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this
    article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then
    begin.

    2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting
    shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint
    a different day.

    3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the
    President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become
    President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for
    the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to
    qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President
    shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein
    neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified,
    declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to
    act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President
    or Vice President shall have qualified.

    4. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the
    persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever
    the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the
    death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President
    whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

    5. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the
    ratification of this article.

    6. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an
    amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the
    several States within seven years from the date of its submission.

    Amendment 21
    1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States
    is hereby repealed.

    2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession
    of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in
    violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

    3. The article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an
    amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided
    in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof
    to the States by the Congress.

    Amendment 22
    1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice,
    and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for
    more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President
    shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this
    Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this
    Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may
    be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term
    within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of
    President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

    2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an
    amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the
    several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States
    by the Congress.

    Amendment 23
    1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall
    appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of
    President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and
    Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were
    a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in
    addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for
    the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors
    appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such
    duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

    2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate
    legislation.

    Amendment 24
    1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other
    election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or
    Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be
    denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to
    pay any poll tax or other tax.

    2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate
    legislation.

    Amendment 25
    1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or
    resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

    2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the
    President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon
    confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

    3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate
    and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he
    is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he
    transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties
    shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

    4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers
    of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law
    provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of
    the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is
    unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President
    shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting
    President.

    Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the
    Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration
    that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office
    unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of
    the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide,
    transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the
    Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the
    President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon
    Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty eight hours for that
    purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty one days after
    receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session,
    within twenty one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by
    two thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the
    powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge
    the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers
    and duties of his office.

    Amendment 26
    1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or
    older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any
    State on account of age.

    2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate
    legislation.

    Amendment 27
    No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and
    Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall
    have intervened.
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  • DJPanicDC 2012/06/16 22:58:27
    DJPanicDC
    +1
    Because it is a life or death in many cases, politics control rights, wars, pretty much every aspect of life
  • DFA 2012/06/16 22:54:02
    DFA
    +1
    People care passionately about their political views and cannot see the other side's points.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/06/16 22:24:33
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +1
    The world includes nasty people who unfortunately can also speak.
  • MrsJJS 2012/06/16 22:09:35
    MrsJJS
    +1
    I'm a Yank transplanted in the UK. Watching PM questions in Parliament is highly entertaining. They are passionate but also toss humour, some heckling and insults into the mix. However if you’re not familiar with the players you most likely won’t catch what’s going on. You’d never see that on the floor of the house. I’m just as passionate about my politics in the UK as I am about my politics in the US. http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    The person he tells to calm down is Harriet Harman…or Harriet Harperson as she’s referred to…she’s a bitter and twisted man hating feminist who would either castrate or euthanize all men if she had her way. And of course she demanded an apology for him being sexist…lol
  • MrsJJS MrsJJS 2012/06/16 22:14:05
  • jubil8 ... MrsJJS 2012/06/16 22:19:51
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +2
    A rousing exchange in the House of Commons is the best reality t.v. I know. :)

    Congress is soooo boring -- still rude, just no flair.
  • katywon MrsJJS 2012/06/17 07:09:37
    katywon
    The sense of humor saves them. UK politics are verrrry interesting. Especially the Scottish parliament desperately seeking independence.
  • MrsJJS katywon 2012/06/17 07:45:14
    MrsJJS
    +1
    Are they heck as like. For the most part it’s all a lot of hot air. It’s the general public that want independence but I think that is mostly just down to pride…I don’t think the average person wanting the independence actually grasps the magnitude of what they’re asking for. And it’s the vote grabbing politicians that are spurring them on but then not actually taking steps to achieve it. Even David Cameron has urged them to hold a referendum on the matter. He knows that the people will vote for independence and at the end of the day that’s not really what the politicians want.

    There is a gap between public spending in Scotland which is currently at £40bn and revenue raised there which is £27bn the short fall is made up by block grants given to them by England. So that would mean a Scottish government would have to choose between higher taxes and cuts in public services. They’d also have to take on their portion of the UK’s debt which would be about £80bn. As an independent nation Scotland would have no credit history. Then they would also have to have independent defense and security structures which would overstrain their resources further.

    Scotland already has its own parliament, its own laws and legal system…it was them who released convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbase...
    Are they heck as like. For the most part it’s all a lot of hot air. It’s the general public that want independence but I think that is mostly just down to pride…I don’t think the average person wanting the independence actually grasps the magnitude of what they’re asking for. And it’s the vote grabbing politicians that are spurring them on but then not actually taking steps to achieve it. Even David Cameron has urged them to hold a referendum on the matter. He knows that the people will vote for independence and at the end of the day that’s not really what the politicians want.

    There is a gap between public spending in Scotland which is currently at £40bn and revenue raised there which is £27bn the short fall is made up by block grants given to them by England. So that would mean a Scottish government would have to choose between higher taxes and cuts in public services. They’d also have to take on their portion of the UK’s debt which would be about £80bn. As an independent nation Scotland would have no credit history. Then they would also have to have independent defense and security structures which would overstrain their resources further.

    Scotland already has its own parliament, its own laws and legal system…it was them who released convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. Scotland has the right to vote on matters in the English Parliament that affect the English but the English do not have the right to vote on matters that affect the Scottish in the Scottish Parliament. The only things they don’t currently have is a seat at the UN and on the EU Council of Ministers…which is a complete waste of time because the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels doesn’t give a toss what each individual country want, they make the laws as they see fit…sort of like a dictatorship. And they don’t have fiscal powers and economic control as that power remains with Westminster, so they can’t do things like lower business tax to encourage economic growth.
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  • Waldorf 2012/06/16 22:06:15
    Waldorf
    +1
    Civility has never seemed to be a requirement in politics, but it should be in all things.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/16 21:56:59
    HarleyCharley
    +1
    because we put up with it...
  • Razoreye001 2012/06/16 21:56:54
    Razoreye001
    +1
    Simple really, you believe your side has the best interest of everyone in mind and your opposition doesn't. That is the point of view of everyone in politics, you stand with who you perceive as the good guys verses the perceived bad guys.
  • EliteAmongOutcasts 2012/06/16 21:53:52

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