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Homework Hotline: Bill of Rights

October 12, 2019


(CRAIG) ALRIGHT TONIGHT WE HAVE
TEACHER HOWARD KRUG ON THE SHOW. HI HOWARD. HOW ARE YOU? (HOWARD) CRAIG, SAM. HEY WELCOME! TODAY WE’RE GOING TO
TALK ABOUT THE BILL OF RIGHTS. DO YOU KNOW TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY
SIX YEARS AGO SEVENTEEN NINETY ONE DECEMBER FIFTEENTH
THAT’S WHEN THEY STARTED THE BILL OF RIGHTS. AND THE REASON THEY STARTED THE
BILL OF RIGHTS WAS WELL THEY PUT A PREAMBLE IN THERE JUST LIKE
THEY PUT A PREAMBLE. IN THE IN THE CONSTITUTION THE UNITED
STATES. WE THE PEOPLE. WELL THEY SAID THE
CONVENTIONS OF A NUMBER OF STATES HAVING AT THE TIME
ADOPTING THE CONSTITUTION EXPRESSED A DESIRE IN ORDER TO
PRESENT PREVENT A MISCONSTRUED OR ABUSE OF ITS POWERS THAT
FURTHER DECLARATORY AND RESTRICTIVE CLAUSES SHOULD
BE ADDED. AND THE KEY IS RIGHT HERE CONVENTIONS THESE ARE
PEOPLE. (CRAIG AND SAM) ALRIGHT (HOWARD) THEY WANTED TO NOT LET THE
GOVERNMENT ABUSE US SO WHAT AREAS DID THEY NOT WANT THE
GOVERNMENT ABUSE US? LET’S CHECK GENTLEMAN. ALRIGHT AMENDMENT NUMBER
ONE IS CALLED THE BIG FIVE. IT STARTS OUT WITH CONGRESS SHALL
MAKE MAKE NO LAW. RESPECTING ESTABLISHMENT OR
BEGINNING OF A RELIGION. THEY CAN’T START A RELIGION. THEY
CAN’T PROHIBIT IN THE FREE EXERCISE THERE OF. THAT MEANS IF
YOU COME TO THIS COUNTRY YOU CAN BE CHRISTIAN, YOU CAN BE
BUDDHISTS AS THE WHEEL SHOWS, YOU CAN BE HINDU AS YOU COME
AROUND CLOCKWISE. SIKHISM, JUDAISM, ISLAM. (CRAIG) SO
THAT’S WHY THERE’S NO CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES? (HOWARD) THERE’S NO
CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT CRAIG AND
THERE NEVER WILL BE. THERE NEVER WILL BE. SO AS WE LOOK AT AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE STILL YET IT’S CALLED THE BIG FIVE
REMEMBER BECAUSE WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. SOME COUNTRIES
CRITICIZE THE GOVERNMENT. YOU GO
TO JAIL. THIS YOUNG LADY’S CRITICIZING GOVERNMENT THAT’S
OKAY SHE CAN ASSEMBLE, SHE CAN PETITION. BECAUSE IF SOMETHING’S WRONG
WITH OUR GOVERNMENT WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT PROBLEM. SO AS WE LOOK YOU GET THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. THAT’S THE SECOND AMENDMENT. KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT
BE INFRINGED OR CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY. AS WE LOOK AT NUMBER THREE
THAT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITES. CAN’T PUT SOLDIERS IN THE HOUSES YOU
DON’T HAVE TO FEED HIM OR YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE CARE. (CRAIG) COURT THEM. (HOWARD) COURT THEM EXACTLY. AMENDMENT NUMBER FOUR POLICE CAN’T JUST KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND SAY HEY COME ON LET ME IN. NO THEY GOTTA HAVE A WARRANT. THEY GOTTA HAVE A WARRANT. AMENDMENT NUMBER FIVE YOU’VE ALL SEEN THIS ON TV. WHERE IT SAY GIVE ME MY MIRANDA RIGHTS. AND IT SAYS DUE PROCESS, GRAND-JURY, DOUBLE
JEOPARDY, SELF INCRIMINATE. DON’T YOU WISH
YOU HAD SELF INCRIMINATION YOUNG PEOPLE. YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO DO THAT. MOM,
DAD ASK HEY WHAT YOU DO? YOU HAVE TO ANSWER. IN COURT YOU SAY I PLEAD THE FIFTH. BUT NOT AT HOME. CAN’T PLEAD THE FIFTH AT HOME SORRY YOUNG PEOPLE. BUT AMENDMENT
NUMBER SIX IS GREAT TOO BECAUSE YOU GET THE RIGHT TO A SPEEDY
TRIAL. YOU GET TO CONFRONT YOUR ACCUSERS. YOU GET AN IMPARTIAL
JURY OF PEERS. (CRAIG) I’VE SERVED ON A JURY. (HOWARD) I HAVE TOO. HAVE YOU? (SAM) YES I HAVE. (HOWARD) ALRIGHT ALL OF US HAVE SERVED UNDER MAYBE YOUR MOMS
AND DADS HAVE TO. RIGHT IF YOU SUE ME SAM FOR
TWENTY DOLLARS YOU DON’T GET A JURY TRIAL BUT IF YOU SUE ME FOR
OVER TWENTY FIVE. YOU GET A JURY
TRIAL. (SAM) I’LL SUE YOU FOR 26 DOLLARS. (HOWARD) TWENTY SIX THANK YOU. THAT’S
RIGHT. THAT IS OVER TWENTY FIVE VERY GOOD. AMENDMENT NUMBER
EIGHT. NO EXCESSIVE BAILS LIKE IF
SOMEBODY STEALS A SOMETHING FROM. (CRAIG) BAG OF POTATO CHIPS. (HOWARD) BAG OF POTATO CHIPS THEY CAN’T FINE THEM A THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THROWN IN
JAIL FOR YEAR. (CRAIG) RIGHT. (HOWARD) DOESN’T FIT THE CRITERIA. NO CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT. CAN’T PULL OUT YOUR FINGERNAILS.
(CRAIG) OW (HOWARD) CAN’T DO MEAN THINGS THAT WOULD HURT. (CRAIG) FOR TAKING POTATO CHIPS. (HOWARD) THAT ARE REALLY BAD. YEAH FOR TAKING POTATO
CHIPS. THAT WOULD BE TERRIBLE WOULDN’T IT. (CRAIG AND SAM) YEAH. (HOWARD) AMENDMENT NUMBER NINE. PRIVACY
RIGHTS CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE THAT IS REALLY COOL. BECAUSE
THAT GIVES US THE RIGHTS THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY
FROM GOVERNMENT ABUSE AND THAT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING GENTLEMEN. BUT
AMENDMENT NUMBER TEN A LOT OF PEOPLE IGNORE THIS ONE. THIS IS
THE LAST ONE IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS BUT I’M SO GRATEFUL THAT
WE HAVE AMENDMENT NUMBER TEN AND I THINK YOU WILL BE TOO OUT
THERE IN TV LAND. BECAUSE IT
SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS POWERS LISTED IN THE CONSTITUTION ALL THE POWERS THAT AREN’T LISTED
IN THE CONSTITUTION ARE RESERVED TO THE STATES AND THE.. (CRAIG AND SAM) PEOPLE! (HOWARD) PEOPLE. THAT MEANS YOU AND ME. YEAH THAT MEANS RIGHT NOW THE STATES ARE IN CHARGE OF EDUCATION. NEW YORK STATE REGENTS. STATES DETERMINE WHO DRIVES AND
WHAT AGE PEOPLE DRIVE. SO WE COULD MAKE A LAW IN NEW YORK
STATE THAT AT FIFTEEN PEOPLE COULD GET THEIR LICENSE DID YOU
KNOW THAT? WHO KNOWS FIFTEEN YEAR OLD’S. THEY
DO IT IN SOME STATES BY THE WAY. AND THAT IS THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE
AS POWER THE STATES. THAT’S WHY
THE BILL OF RIGHTS IS SO VERY IMPORTANT IN THIS COUNTRY THAT
WE REALLY NEED THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (CRAIG) AND THEY ONLY APPLY TO US
IN THIS COUNTRY SO IF YOU GO TO SOME OTHER COUNTRY DO SOMETHING
ILLEGAL THEY CAN HOLD YOU TO
THEIR LAWS. (SAM) YES THEY CAN. (HOWARD) I WAS DRIVING IN JORDAN JUST A REAL QUICK STORY, THIRTY SECONDS. I WAS DRIVING IN JORDAN AND I
RAN A YELLOW LIGHT BY ACCIDENT. THEY HELD ME IN JAIL FOR THE LAW. (CRAIG) REALLY? (HOWARD) YUPP (CRAIG) WOW. (HOWARD) TILL WE COULD FIGURE SOMETHING OUT. IT WAS NOT A GOOD THING. (CRAIG) NO. (HOWARD) I DIDN’T HAVE RIGHT TO A
TRIAL OR A LAWYER OR ANYTHING AND THAT’S WHY WE HAVE THE BILL OF
RIGHTS. (CRAIG) SO WE’D LIKE TO THANK HOWARD FOR COMING IN AND BEING HERE TONIGHT. AND WHEN WE GET BACK WE’RE GOING
TO TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE RESPONSES THAT YOU GUYS SENT US
IN FOR THE VOICE IT QUESTION.

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