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Bill of Rights Rap – Smart Songs

August 23, 2019


Well, the Constitution took days and nights
But the writers still had to go look at it twice ‘Cause the states that reviewed it said: Here’s some advice… It should guarantee freedom, yeah that would
be nice So the founders said alright and wrote the
Bill of Rights Yup, the first ten amendments are the Bill
of Rights Well, the Constitution took days and nights
But the writers still had to go look at it twice ‘Cause the people reviewed it said: Here’s some advice… It should guarantee freedom, yeah that would
be nice So the founders said alright and wrote the
Bill of Rights Yup, the first ten amendments are the Bill
of Rights Number one says we can worship as we please
We can have meetings, large assemblies We can write what we want, it’s called the
Freedom of Press What we feel, we can say out loud, we can
express Yes, concerned about securing your house or
your farm? Through Amendment II, you have the right to
bear arms In order to be free, do you get the picture? Each state has the right to form its own militia Number Three says “No soldiers in homes”
The government can’t just force you to loan Your own private house so their soldiers can
sleep Especially not in times of peace The Fourth Amendment is sure to get applause
No searches or seizures without probable cause But when there is belief that a crime has
been done A warrant can be ordered, then to search someone Then on to the Fifth Amendment, no need to
tell The government things that might send you
to jail You cannot be accused of the same crime twice
That would put you in a double jeopardy, it’s not right Well, the Constitution took days and nights
But the writers still had to go look at it twice
‘Cause the states that reviewed it said: Here’s some advice… It should guarantee freedom, yeah that would
be nice So the founders said alright and wrote the
Bill of Rights Yup, the first ten amendments are the Bill
of Rights Well, the Constitution took days and nights
But the writers still had to go look at it twice
‘Cause the people reviewed it said: Here’s some advice… It should guarantee freedom, yeah that would
be nice So the founders said alright and wrote the
Bill of Rights Yup, the first ten amendments are the Bill
of Rights Number Six gives six rights to the accused
Like the right to know which law you might have abused
It gives the right to a fair and public trial Your own defense counsel, you know there’s
no denial I’ll tell you Seven is simple: when a trial
is civil (Meaning that no one in the dispute is a criminal)
You can ask for a jury in these cases too Usually they’re over money, somebody wants
to sue For the Eighth Amendment, we compliment our
government It won’t allow cruel or unusual punishment
Face the judge’s hammer and end up in the slammer,
You won’t pay excessive bail in any given manner All the rights that we have, says Amendment
Nine Cannot be confined only to these written lines
Just because a freedom isn’t here on this list
The government cannot say it does not exist What was meant when the last of the ten was
written? Government only has power it is given
In order to be equal, Powers not listed in the Constitution shall
be given to the People Well, the Constitution took days and nights
But the writers still had to go look at it twice
‘Cause the states that reviewed it said: Here’s some advice… It should guarantee freedom, yeah that would
be nice So the founders said alright and wrote the
Bill of Rights Yup, the first ten amendments are the Bill
of Rights Well, the Constitution took days and nights
But the writers still had to go look at it twice
‘Cause the people reviewed it said: Here’s some advice… It should guarantee freedom, yeah that would
be nice So the founders said alright and wrote
the Bill of Rights Yup, the first ten amendments are the Bill
of Rights

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