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"Start today to collect experiences and not things" ~ What does freedom mean to you?

 
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"Start today to collect experiences and not things" ~ What does freedom mean to you?
Summer comes and goes way too quickly here in Michigan and this year I don't want to be left with
a "I should have done list" at the end of the season.

So, I have been very busy the past couple of weeks trying to simplify my life by getting rid of all the stuff
I've accumulated over the past few years.

As I continue to unload my "crap", I took a coffee break to watch the motivational video posted below.

There is much truth in what he has to say in regards to the construction of our lives
and the unnecessary "things" we accumulate.

Interestingly, as we approach another anniversary of our country's freedom,
Adam poses a question in the beginning of this video - "What does freedom mean to you?"

Freedom means something different to everyone.

For many it means being free to walk and choose for themselves the path in which they desire to go.

Watch what freedom means means to Adam and his family here:

[link to www.youtube.com]
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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As a true follower of Christ, the Holy Spirit brings to mind my freedom that occurred when
Jesus became not only my Savior, but also the Lord and Master of my life.

I guess you can consider that as still being in bondage, but is a bondage in which I willingly choose to become a
servant for Christ because through Him I am set free from being a servant to the world, the flesh and the devil.

The Law is no longer my master, I am no longer a slave to sin.

My bondage to Christ has set me free from my bondage to sin -- and without Christ, sin reigns in the heart.

True freedom begins in the heart. True freedom is only achieved when our hearts are changed.

What good is it to remove all the "crap" if your heart has not changed?

Eventually it will only accumulate again.

The heart is corrupt and desires to make evil choices even though it knows the morally right choice to make.

Our thoughts, our behavior, what we say and how we act are all tainted by our sinful nature.

Without Christ, you serve sin, the devil, the Law or yourself.

If you are in Christ, sin has no dominion over you. You will still have temptations, you will still have to choose
between what is right to do and what is wrong, but you have been given a new life and a Holy Spirit-filled heart
that will bring about different desires and thoughts that are pleasing and glorifying to God.

Christ in you!!
That is an amazing reality that happens once you've been born again.

Your old self is crucified with Christ on the cross, and YOU NO LONGER LIVE, but CHRIST LIVES IN YOU!

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.
And the life, which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20

Christ rules my heart.

Freedom came when MY WILL was slain.

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free,
and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:1

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17

That the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption
and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

Romans 8:21
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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Me too, Koffee! I am determined to get rid of stuff this summer. I have vowed to fill the trash can before I put it out and sell something on craigs list every week.

I want to be able to eventually live in an RV.

I believe I will feel better without so much stuff.

What do I do with my kids (they are grown now) trophies?
Who is John Galt?
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Me too, Koffee! I am determined to get rid of stuff this summer. I have vowed to fill the trash can before I put it out and sell something on craigs list every week.

I want to be able to eventually live in an RV.

I believe I will feel better without so much stuff.

What do I do with my kids (they are grown now) trophies?
 Quoting: Renegade (Me too)


Did you watch the video?

When he spoke about the storage units it reminded me of the time we were in transition as to what state we wanted to
live in.

We left Florida and decided to travel along the east coast and combine pleasure with plans--plans to buy a home.

Our travels brought us to Maryland where we stayed in a hotel for approximately 2 months. During that time we discovered the job
situation wasn't promising for my husband and at the advice of a friend we came here to Michigan.

It was the beginning of winter and, surprisingly, the rental market was busy and competitive. We ended up
living in a hotel for 6 months before finding a suitable home to rent.

Anyways, to get to the point, all our home furnishings and belongings that had followed us from Florida up to Maryland
we decided to put in storage in Maryland until we got situated in Michigan.

We paid for that storage for almost 2 years--what a waste of money that was! By the time we were able to go back to
Maryland to pick up the stuff, we didn't need much of it anymore. We didn't want to pay for another storage unit,
so most of it ended up in my basement and eventually it was sold, given away or trashed.

Why so we accumulate so much stuff?
Why do we hold on to things that we don't have any use for?
If I were to die today, it wouldn't be coming with me and I
know my sons would probably just throw it all away.

As for the trophies, I would probably ask my kids first what to do with them.
Then read this and see if it offers any good advice:
[link to unclutterer.com]
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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Whatever makes you happy Koffee, but believing in a fairy tale isn't my version of freedom. Why don't you learn about the direct translations of the original books of the bible commissioned by the vatican, by Mauro biglino.

The book you think is the "word of god" has been translated over and over, and censored and misinterpreted by families over the centuries (king james, Merovingian).

We were created, but not by A god. We were created by GODS, and there was no original sin. We didn't need a savior.
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Whatever makes you happy Koffee, but believing in a fairy tale isn't my version of freedom. Why don't you learn about the direct translations of the original books of the bible commissioned by the vatican, by Mauro biglino.

The book you think is the "word of god" has been translated over and over, and censored and misinterpreted by families over the centuries (king james, Merovingian).

We were created, but not by A god. We were created by GODS, and there was no original sin. We didn't need a savior.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40566946

Well, if reading and studying what I believe to be the inerrant Word of God results in a positive renewal of my
heart and mind, a renewing that has revealed LOVE, that teaches me to die to my SELF, but most importantly, reveals
to me all that I need to know about my CREATOR and shows me the only way back to Him, then I think I will just stick with
the Bible.

It is Truth that TRANSFORMS.

Peace be with you.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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If you are ready to "sell your crap", Adam's website offers some helpful hints and links to learn from.

Check it out here:
[link to manvsdebt.com]
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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This is the definition of freedom to me:


First Amendment – Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Second Amendment – Right to keep and bear arms.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Third Amendment – Protection from quartering of troops.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Fourth Amendment – Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fifth Amendment – due process, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, eminent domain.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Sixth Amendment – Trial by jury and rights of the accused; Confrontation Clause, speedy trial, public trial, right to counsel
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Seventh Amendment – Civil trial by jury.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Eighth Amendment – Prohibition of excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Ninth Amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Tenth Amendment – Powers of States and people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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Your old self is crucified with Christ on the cross, and YOU NO LONGER LIVE, but CHRIST LIVES IN YOU!


 Quoting: KoFFee_


this resonates. its exactly how i feel.

After the astral projection i had, this is how i feel, i just needed that specific catch phrase that would trigger it!

Thank you very much!
To live is to believe in the power of dreams! To dream is to believe in the power of love! To love is to Know the truth!
The Desire to Be fuel the belief that you Are which ignite the Will to Become which bring back forth the desire to be...
Let it be-come you! It means Stop seeking your higher self! It is seeking you! Stand still in your mind to calm the waters of your mind and then it shall find you, so you can ride those waves together!
your true self lies somewhere between your heart and your consciousness. It is called the heart consciousness,which is the creator, which is you!
The heart create the emotions and our mind evoke its purpose, from which we dream the life we live in order to imagine the nature of reality and finally remember love!

Be authentic, nobody else can do it for you!
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Not to have my imagination captured by a false narrative.
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As for trophies...if the kids are graduated from high school give them their own trophies and stuff!

For me, I have chosen a few awesome childhood drawings that really resonate with me and I frame those and actually display them in my home.

I have one trunk of "special things" from my son and it's a little trunk...like a 24 x 24 box. I have one plastic bin of special baby clothing that he will take with him when he graduates college if he wants them for his own kids one day (he probably will, he's sentimental).

I have about 4 small boxes chuck full of photos. It's my dream to scan those and make them digital.

I love de-cluttering and I have gotten rid of so much in the past few years. It felt awesome to drop my bridal gown at Goodwill after 20 years! :)
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^^the childhood drawings I mentioned were by my son...not me, lol! I seldom save my own drawings
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hfworth a pin
 Quoting: Goofy for God

:tyg9:
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However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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As for trophies...if the kids are graduated from high school give them their own trophies and stuff!

For me, I have chosen a few awesome childhood drawings that really resonate with me and I frame those and actually display them in my home.

I have one trunk of "special things" from my son and it's a little trunk...like a 24 x 24 box. I have one plastic bin of special baby clothing that he will take with him when he graduates college if he wants them for his own kids one day (he probably will, he's sentimental).

I have about 4 small boxes chuck full of photos. It's my dream to scan those and make them digital.

I love de-cluttering and I have gotten rid of so much in the past few years. It felt awesome to drop my bridal gown at Goodwill after 20 years! :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34874741


Yes, I have a plastic bin filled with sentimental items that I have put aside for my sons, too. Baby clothing, pictures,
lock of hair, hospital and medical info - they all hold special memories, unlike all the other usless junk that is
just sitting around taking up space and calling out to be dusted.

It does feel good to get rid of it.
hf
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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Me too, Koffee! I am determined to get rid of stuff this summer. I have vowed to fill the trash can before I put it out and sell something on craigs list every week.

I want to be able to eventually live in an RV.

I believe I will feel better without so much stuff.

What do I do with my kids (they are grown now) trophies?
 Quoting: Renegade (Me too)


drive the rv to their house(s) and move when you feel the urge.
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
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BTW I am in the same mode. You can sell a lot of stuff on ebay. If you get a paypal account get their debit card so you don't have to wait 5 days while they transfer it.

I want to get down to a couple of suitcases.

Really weird because I have always hoarded crap.
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
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Collecting things implies that I am deficient in of myself. Man does not live by bread alone.
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BTW I am in the same mode. You can sell a lot of stuff on ebay. If you get a paypal account get their debit card so you don't have to wait 5 days while they transfer it.

I want to get down to a couple of suitcases.

Really weird because I have always hoarded crap.
 Quoting: Kirk


Ebay, Facebook, Yard sales, Craigslist, Flea markets and consignment shops. Many different places to sell your "crap".

I'm discovering stuff I forgot I had! But this time I am not finding a reason to hold on to it!

hf
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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Me too, Koffee! I am determined to get rid of stuff this summer. I have vowed to fill the trash can before I put it out and sell something on craigs list every week.

I want to be able to eventually live in an RV.

I believe I will feel better without so much stuff.

What do I do with my kids (they are grown now) trophies?
 Quoting: Renegade (Me too)


BTW I am in the same mode. You can sell a lot of stuff on ebay. If you get a paypal account get their debit card so you don't have to wait 5 days while they transfer it.

I want to get down to a couple of suitcases.

Really weird because I have always hoarded crap.
 Quoting: Kirk


Same here.I paid storage for over two years on stuff I didnt even recall having until I begin unpacking things.Now 80% is still in my garage because I have no need for it settled where I am now.
I so much want to go through it all and get rid of it because I too would like the RV life at some point.
Always wanted stuff because growing up I had little.Then when I accumulated it as I have it now feels like a weight on my shoulders.I want to get to the point I could move on within a few hours instead of days of work.
I am tired now and older so its hard to work up the energy to tackle the chore but I hope to before cold weather arrives again.
I only want what I need .I feel so held down by it all.
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Always great threads K!

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Me too, Koffee! I am determined to get rid of stuff this summer. I have vowed to fill the trash can before I put it out and sell something on craigs list every week.

I want to be able to eventually live in an RV.

I believe I will feel better without so much stuff.

What do I do with my kids (they are grown now) trophies?
 Quoting: Renegade (Me too)


BTW I am in the same mode. You can sell a lot of stuff on ebay. If you get a paypal account get their debit card so you don't have to wait 5 days while they transfer it.

I want to get down to a couple of suitcases.

Really weird because I have always hoarded crap.
 Quoting: Kirk


Same here.I paid storage for over two years on stuff I didnt even recall having until I begin unpacking things.Now 80% is still in my garage because I have no need for it settled where I am now.
I so much want to go through it all and get rid of it because I too would like the RV life at some point.
Always wanted stuff because growing up I had little.Then when I accumulated it as I have it now feels like a weight on my shoulders.I want to get to the point I could move on within a few hours instead of days of work.
I am tired now and older so its hard to work up the energy to tackle the chore but I hope to before cold weather arrives again.
I only want what I need .I feel so held down by it all.
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Seek out help or just tackle a little bit at a time.
I put off entering my garage for a long time only because of all the stuff my deceased husband left behind.
It was his workshop and I would become so emotional every time I saw something that reminded me of him.

Well, I'm over that now, so I've begun to tackle it a little bit at a time. If I can manage to put even one
contractor bag of crap into the trash each week, that will be progress.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

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Always great threads K!

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:TYF:
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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when u get old enough, u will lose your experiences, your beliefs and even your identity.
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when u get old enough, u will lose your experiences, your beliefs and even your identity.
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Thank god
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when u get old enough, u will lose your experiences, your beliefs and even your identity.
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Very true
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This is the definition of freedom to me:


First Amendment – Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Second Amendment – Right to keep and bear arms.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Third Amendment – Protection from quartering of troops.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Fourth Amendment – Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fifth Amendment – due process, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, eminent domain.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Sixth Amendment – Trial by jury and rights of the accused; Confrontation Clause, speedy trial, public trial, right to counsel
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Seventh Amendment – Civil trial by jury.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Eighth Amendment – Prohibition of excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Ninth Amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Tenth Amendment – Powers of States and people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
 Quoting: Dr. Manhattan


Well worth reading and keeping in mind. Thank you Mr. Manhattan.
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I was born on Earth and Water which is REQUIRED to sustain my body, and found out that Earth and Water are being withheld from me unless a dedicate 40% of my life to an entity of power, prestige, and glory over my life called government. Then charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for the privilege of placing my name on a yearly rental agreement with the government of two to twenty thousand dollars, or they take it away from me to rent it to someone else.skull_fing

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