As a part of our Fight For Your Rights campaign here at Think Liberty, William walks us through the first four amendments of the US Constitution, the pillars of Liberty in the modern world. Not only is the US unique in the sense that it is the world’s only superpower, but it is also unique in how it became that way; in the way that it is the only country in the world that has enshrined Liberty for the individual in its founding document, to such a degree. The US is the only country in the world with Free Speech, for example. But how did it get that way, and why? What was important about it when the Constitution was ratified, and how does it still apply to us today? Perhaps most importantly, what threats exist that are seeking to undermine them, and what can we do as individuals to counter those threats?
In the case of the first four Amendments, these are based around the idea that every human being has a set of Rights that cannot be morally taken away from them. The right to think freely, and express themselves the same. To believe and practice whatever religion chooses, or none at all. To have said thoughts and beliefs expressed widely and publically through the media. To address the governing authority for the redress of grievances against the individual or citizenry that it serves. To defend oneself and their family. To be the true owners of their home and hearth, and of course the protection of one’s property from unfounded search and seizure from the government. Of course, one of the key takeaways here is that the Constitution was designed to protect the citizenry from the government. It is to reign in and restrain the government from becoming tyrannical towards the people. So what do we have to lose by not adhering to it? Only everything. Tune in with William Gadsden, and learn more about how and why you should Fight for Your Rights.
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