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political April 3rd, 2016 2:29pm

In the history of the United States, which part of the Constitution has been violated or ignored the most?

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/03/16 8:53 pm

Tenth Amendment. Also, the "establishment clause" of the First has been misinterpreted since the early 20th Century. And a fictitious "right to privacy" was invented by a bad SCOTUS ruling in 1973.

Vayl Reason over common sense
04/04/16 5:49 am

I don't care if it is actually stated in the constitution or not. Right to privacy is essential for any free nation. Any governing body which denies its citizens the right to privacy is inherently oppressive.

PresWK Minnesota
04/03/16 7:48 pm

The first, we even have the FCC and NSA to limit it

teachinla California
04/03/16 6:22 pm

The 10th amendment.

usaftw123 lolrektville
04/03/16 12:18 pm

Actually, definitely the tenth amendment

TheCameron UCF
04/03/16 11:58 am

Historically, 14th, and 15th

04/03/16 11:49 am

The tenth, and with good reason. Its useless and archaic.

osouless Whats Next
04/03/16 11:15 am

Prohibition. So much so they repealed that amendment.

augustin Oklahoma
04/03/16 10:54 am

The tenth. The mere existence of any department or agency that deals with anything other than an enumerated power is a violation of the constitution.

Liberty 4,032,064
04/03/16 10:27 am

The tenth amendment.

04/03/16 10:04 am

10th, every day in many ways.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/03/16 9:52 am

Freedom of religion by the Communists. The sight of baby Jesus frightens them to no end.

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 1:16 pm

Or you know the state should not take a stance or have an opinion on religion.

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 1:57 pm

The separation of church and state. We are the only Country to be founded on the freedom of religion (which is the main reason I'm proud to be an American) Granted there is a majority religion but that doesn't make it dominate in the States eyes. It's about equality.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/03/16 1:58 pm

Has Congress passed a law establishing a religion? No. So what's your real problem?

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 2:06 pm

assumed you were talking about religious monuments on public property. That's what I disagree with. The sight of baby Jesus doesn't offend me but the state taking a religious stance is unnerving considering the history of religion running countries.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/03/16 2:11 pm

I don't care that you disagree with baby Jesus, that's your right. Just don't look at it. My question is why do you feel that you can stomp on the rights of others that have the of freedom of religion?

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 2:17 pm

Your religious freedom is intact, you can put what ever you want on private property. But the state represents all of us. It seems like the right is using "religious freedom" to push there religion into government. Which is my main problem with some religious people. You can believe what ever you want, just respect my right to believe what ever I want.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/03/16 2:23 pm

Christianity has always been part of our government. You're not going to melt just because you see a cross or baby Jesus. If something offends you, you don't have to look at it but we still have the freedom of religion.

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 2:36 pm

Just so we are clear we are talking about on public land right?

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/03/16 2:40 pm

Of course. There's no laws against that. In fact, our Constitution gives us that right.

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 2:46 pm

OK but looking at it is not the problem. It's the state taking a stance on religion. They are supposed to represent all of us, not just Christians. I would be perfectly fine with all the religions being represented on public land. Also atheists and agnostics. But you run into the issue of space and money.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/03/16 2:49 pm

If that is what the Community wants, who are you to take away their rights?

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 2:57 pm

I don't have the power to take away anyone's rights and I don't want to. Even if 100% of the community voted yes they can't guarantee that people who move there think that way and the children who are born there will think that way.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/03/16 3:07 pm

So they would be the odd balls. Big deal. It's still a Constitutional right.

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 3:12 pm

So you uphold and use Constitution when you agree with it but when you disagree with it that carries no weight? And there is a pretty good argument for discrimination when it comes to the odd balls.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/03/16 3:19 pm

No. Freedom of religion is in the First Amendment. I've never said that the Constitution carries no weight.
The Constitution does not cover feelings being hurt if you move to an area that celebrates Jesus. For example, I would not move to an area, like Dearborn MI, and expect the Islamists to welcome me.

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 3:29 pm

Freedom of religion means equality not just your religion. And how do you know they would not welcome you? There was a story about a non Muslim young woman living in a London town that was considered to be a "Muslim" neighborhood. She was wearing a short skirt and dressed a little provocatively. A Muslim who believed in Islam yelled "cover up this is a Muslim neighborhood" her response was " this is fucking London." People overwhelmingly agreed with her. My battery is dying I would love to continue this conversation later.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/03/16 3:32 pm

It does not mean equality. Where do you get that nonsense?

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
04/03/16 10:17 pm

Freedom of religion means you can believe whatever you want and the government can't oppress you. I meant all beliefs are equal. So long as they don't infringe on anyone elses rights. You don't have the right to have your opinion on public land.

liam2013 iowa
04/03/16 9:51 am

I go with the fifth amendment. Our whole judicial system need to be reformed.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
04/03/16 9:49 am

We'll surely, the 18th, it even has an amendment violating it! 😂 But seriously the 4th might as well not exist cause it has been raped by the modern day. I have to say that even though I'm not big on the constitution

Rosebud Ohio
04/03/16 9:48 am

Does this include the amendments after the bill of rights? Asking mainly because they've been added after the founding, which means that while they could be violated more now they were originally legal in the past and have simply had less time to be violated.

political Georgia
04/03/16 9:59 am

Of course, but I would consider it unfair to provide examples of those amendments being violated if the incident came before the adoption of an amendment.

TheMobius Siberian Gulag
04/03/16 9:45 am

Probably the 2nd Amendment

GlockMan1 Alabama
04/03/16 9:34 am

2nd Amendment. California, New Jersey and New York all operate as if the 2nd Amendment does not apply to them.

suppressedID keep Summer safe
04/03/16 9:22 am

The Second Amendment.

Look at all of the people walking around with all tons of guns and NONE of them belong to a well-regulated militia.

ShawPPM1214 Washington
04/03/16 9:32 am

Oh brother...

GlockMan1 Alabama
04/03/16 9:36 am

If they have a gun...THEY ARE the well regulated militia the founding fathers referred to. Do you honestly believe the early settlers didn't walk around with guns?

ShawPPM1214 Washington
04/03/16 9:51 am

I can't wait to start using my second ammendment rights. Im just trying to decide what kind of gun I would like to have as my first firearm.

Pragmaniac Hipsterville
04/03/16 9:51 am

Absolutely, ID. The framers never meant for citizens to have the firepower of six platoons. And there weren't mass-shootings in 1789. This is a perversion of the intent.

MadCow True GOP
04/03/16 10:08 am

I wish we had regulated militia around here. I like guns but we have some serious knuckle draggers that are packing serious heat. I wouldn't trust them with my dog let alone my life.

caboose2050 Blood Gulch
04/03/16 9:27 pm

The 2nd amendment also explicitly states that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed"

rons WOKE is sick
04/03/16 9:16 am

1st by college kids.

MJSeals J.D.
04/03/16 9:12 am

10th and the overlooked 9th.

TheCameron UCF
04/03/16 11:57 am

Everyone always forgets about the ninth one

PamGH Washington
04/03/16 9:01 am

The tenth amendment has been the most throughly violated. I'm a 10th amendment advocate.

garrry Anchorite
04/03/16 8:14 am

Article II the rules governing the executive branch. We've sort of allowed the POTUS to do as he pleases in regards to running the federal government and not kept him on a shorter leash as the constitution intended.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
04/03/16 8:09 am

10th Amendment followed closely by the 2nd.

Okie1967 Is Biden self aware
04/03/16 8:00 am

The truism encapsulated by the 10th amendment.

ndull Minnesota
04/03/16 8:18 am

Is that a joke?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/03/16 8:19 am

You're not familiar with the way the military operates? Sign over your life to them and you'll find out. 😉

ndull Minnesota
04/03/16 8:20 am

That's voluntary service...

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/03/16 8:22 am

Well at least you aren't arguing with the way soldiers are treated. You understand what I mean, and that's good.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
04/03/16 8:23 am

And obviously I don't need to patronize you by mentioning the way our government stands back and allows large corporations to utilize overseas sweatshop labor. You already know that so I wouldn't need to mention it.

SouthernLaw Old North State
04/03/16 7:55 am

Probably 10th Amendment.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/03/16 7:47 am

I'm gonna go with freedom of speech (both red scares), or the ninth amendment.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/03/16 7:48 am

Or the second part of the tenth amendment

pauldabb85 Orlando
04/03/16 7:32 am

3rd Amendment. It's not even incorporated.

political Georgia
04/03/16 7:36 am

Really? What makes you say that?

pauldabb85 Orlando
04/03/16 7:40 am

The 3rd amendment isn't even applied to the states.

political Georgia
04/03/16 7:40 am

Are there examples of the 3rd amendment being violated?

pauldabb85 Orlando
04/03/16 7:42 am

No, but it's been "ignored the most". Technically speaking, no other amendment has been ignored more.

Bobnpt The Ocean State
04/03/16 8:30 am

3rd Amendment was ignored during Civil War

Bobnpt The Ocean State
04/03/16 2:19 pm

Not that I know of....I was answer a question above.

04/03/16 7:31 am

The establishment clause
The interstate commerce clause
Whatever created the federal reserve

political Georgia
04/03/16 7:30 am

10th amendment