Today is Constitution Day! I thnk there are about 500+ people in Washington that need to re read the whole thing!
Thanks Jerry for the reminder and allowing the reblog.
Today September 17th is Constitution day. The celebration of that little piece of paper we base our way of life on. Since most of us may have forgotten some of the more important amendments, I put them here so you might pause and reflect on the freedoms and liberties that allow us all to prosper and thrive in the industry we love or love to hate- The Real Estate market. God Bless America! Long live Capitalism!
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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".
First Amendment - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.
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.
Second Amendment - Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791.
"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".
Fourth Amendment - Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791.
"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".
Tenth Amendment - Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791.
"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".
Fourteenth Amendment - Citizenship Rights. Ratified 7/9/1868.
"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".
Fifteenth Amendment - Race No Bar to Vote. Ratified 2/3/1870.
" 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."
Nineteenth Amendment - Women's Suffrage. Ratified 8/18/1920.
"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."
Twenty fourth Amendment - Poll Tax Barred. Ratified 1/23/1964.
"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."