Do You Know Your Rights? #RRBC

It baffles me that so many people don’t know their constitutional rights, so today, I want to share with you those rights, as outlined by the Constitution of the United States of America via the Bill of Rights, whether our government or law enforcement honors them or not…

Here are the first 10 Amendments:

Amendment 1 – Freedom of religion, speech and the press

Amendment 2 – The right to bear arms

Amendment 3 – The housing of soldiers

Amendment 4 – Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures

Amendment 5 – Protection of rights to life, liberty and property

Amendment 6 – Rights of accused persons in criminal cases

Amendment 7 – Rights in civil cases

Amendment 8 – Excessive bail, fines and punishments forbidden

Amendment 9 – Other rights kept by the people

Amendment 10 – Undelegated powers kept by the states and the people

To read them all in their entirety and for a complete list of ALL of the amendments, click HERE.

For further learning in the area of our government, check out these links:

*United States Constitution

*The Declaration of Independence

What do you think of our “rights” as they have been laid out for us?  Do you think our government honors and upholds these rights?  Do you think that everyone is equally protected under these rights?

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. karenringalls

    Thank you for refreshing my memory. We each should know the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and abide by them.


  2. D.L Finn, Author

    I think this is something everyone needs to be reminded of. Reality is being twisted and having the facts is essential. Thanks for posting this:)


  3. I think the original intent of the Constitutional Rights were honorable and fair. Is our government honoring them now? I think not. The justice system in America is broken. The welfare system in America is broken. The Child Protective Services system in America is broken. I could go on and on. We are deteriorating as a nation and it makes me sad for the babies coming behind us. And no, I do not think everyone is protected equally under the rights. I hate to be cynical, but you asked for opinions. 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on When Angels Fly.


  5. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    I was looking at the 8th Admendment: “Excessive bail, fines and punishments forbidden,” because I saw a documentary on entertainer Meek Mills. I never heard of him before but apparently he has a following because people are protesting his excessive fines and parole violations which has kept him in jail for close to 10 years off and on. Colin Kaepernick is in the spotlight because of his stance on basic human rights violations. So rights are being violated every single day.

    Thank you Nonnie for reminding us that we do have basic rights in this country. It would be nice if everybody were given a civics lesson; and that those rights were applied equally across the country.

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    • In my state, students take a Civics class in 7th grade and then an American Government class in 12th grade. The Constitution and Bill of Rights are covered in both classes. Unfortunately, very little of it can be applied to those students’ real lives, so most of it doesn’t get stored in their permanent memory. Real life, current situations are always discussed, but many students don’t internalize the lessons.


      • Shirley Harris-Slaughter

        Yvette, I don’t think any of us internalize the lessons until something happens that directly affects us.

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