The Constitution, Part VII

The 5th Amendment directs conduct in court. Along with the 6th Amendment it is a harder one to memorize due to its length. However, Liberty is not another word for freedom or license. It is the just and noble balance of rights and responsibility. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there will be found undying with any other challenge, it can still be done by breaking the whole into its parts (notice the punctuation!), pondering each part until it is understood, and then putting them back together to see their intent as a whole. Do you think you can master it by October 23?


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.

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