Producing a YouTube Video

I had this crazy idea a couple of weeks ago to start a series on the U. S. Constitution. I thought it would help me process my thoughts about what is happening in our country & about the importance of the Constitution. This would also offer an opportunity for me to teach the things I have learned. It is, after all, what I do. I do understand now how important it is for ALL of us to be diligent in our duties as citizens. To highlight the importance of our unyielding support and defense of the Constitution. There are worse things I could do with my time…

Upon my 🧐 research I found YouTube videos that explain the Bill Of Rights and videos that explain the history behind our founding documents in more detail. I even enrolled in free online course about the U.S. Constitution through Hillsdale College. You can find that website below.

https://online.hillsdale.edu/landing/constitution-101

It has taken a lot of patience to sort through all of the things that we are given upon being born a U.S. citizen, but even more patience to try and understand why someone would want the opposite ideas our founders set out to create for our country centuries ago. Our government and it’s defining documents were given to this country two hundred years ago to help maintain & outline our liberties. Our current population of citizens are divided in this understanding about the true purpose of our government body. We should be working to constantly maintain order among our officials and to always seek an increased understanding of the Constitution . Not to see which side of the aisle should have power. It shouldn’t be a constant battle of “tug of war.” There are only two sides, meaning we may function more divinely within the middle ground.

Know the struggle is real.

Duties and Rights of U.S. Citizens

What I have found…

Our first duty is to be an informed citizenry and make sure that we have our voices heard. This happens through the process of voting for our officials. Local, state and federal elections are all important.
1st Amendment also includes; freedom of Religion. Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Protest (peacefully) & last but not least, a Right to Petition the government.
2nd Amendment:This is one everyone should want to protect, but never use. This was established to fight against tyrannical ideas and government. The Right to bear arms. (Not bear arms!) 😂
3rd Amendment: you will not be forced to house U.S. soldiers in your home. (Even though some of you might like to have Goose or Maverick move in!)
4th Amendment: U.S. Citizens are protected against unreasonable searches of a person’s property.
5th Amendment: U.S. citizens can’t be forced to testify against themselves. (This is why you will hear people that may be asked a self-incriminating question say “I plea the 5th.”)
6th Amendment: U.S. Citizens have the right to a fair and speedy trial. Within this amendment you also have the right to know what exactly you are being charged with as well as access to counsel.
7th Amendment: U.S. Citizens have the right to a trial by jury in federal court.
8th Amendment: U.S. Citizens are protected from cruel and unusual punishment. This also says that you shouldn’t have outrageous fines put on you, unless of course the punishment and fines fit the crime.
9th Amendment: addresses rights, retained by the people, that are not specifically enumerated in the Constitution. {enumerated is a term that may be used loosely to mean any natural or intrinsic rights (such as rights innate to each individual or inherent to mankind) that are without expression or instance of articulation.} Like I shouldn’t “have” to spell my rights out for you!
10th Amendment: It expresses the principle of federalism, also known as states’ rights, by stating that the federal government has only those powers delegated to it by the Constitution, and that all other powers not forbidden to the states by the Constitution are reserved to each state.

Well, I finally finished it… here it is. Enjoy! Episode II

https://youtu.be/Fv7bjbASsi4

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