The Virginia Bill Of Rights

This was what the founding fathers intended. Instead we got a wannabee dictator with a pen and a phone

Section 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

Section 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants and at all times amenable to them.

Section 7. That all power of suspending laws, or the execution of laws, by any authority, without consent of the representatives of the people, is injurious to their rights and ought not to be exercised.

Section 10. That general warrants, whereby an officer or messenger may be commanded to search suspected places without evidence of a fact committed, or to seize any person or persons not named, or whose offense is not particularly described and supported by evidence, are grievous and oppressive and ought not to be granted.

Section 12. That the freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.

Section 13. That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

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12 Responses to The Virginia Bill Of Rights

  1. Richard Mallett says:

    Did Virginia ever have a well regulated militia ?

  2. omanuel says:

    Thank you, Steven, for this post.

    I am personally convinced that humans were endowed by their Creator with an inalienable right to self-governance.

    The purpose of my last message to Congress was to remind them that world leaders themselves are powerless over the Force that created and sustains every atom, life and world in the solar system.

    Click to access Peace.pdf

  3. Andy DC says:

    But it is out of date. Does not address transgender rights.

  4. gary turner says:

    Andy DC
    Yes, it does. See section 1.

  5. Streetcred says:

    How does the EPA deal with Section 7: That all power of suspending laws, or the execution of laws, by any authority, without consent of the representatives of the people, is injurious to their rights and ought not to be exercised.

  6. Pathway says:

    These are quaint, old fashion ideas that have no place in the new world of the Obamanation.

  7. An Inquirer says:

    Note that property is an inherent, natural right in Section 1. Actually Jefferson originally wrote in the Declaration of Independence: “life, liberty and private property” but some Northerners were concerned that private property might be construed to include slaves.

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