The Bill of Rights

Amendment I

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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.

Amendment II

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.

Amendment III

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.

Amendment IV

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.

Amendment V

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 offense 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.

Amendment VI

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 defense.

Amendment VII

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 reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

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.


"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
--Benjamin Franklin, 1759

"The constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
--John Ciardi


"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."

"The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good."

"We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us."


"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind."

"We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it."


"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."


"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Frederick Douglas

"Without a struggle, there can be no progress."

Isaac Asimov

"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."

William J. Durant

"Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions."

Thomas Edison

"Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure."

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Most people are in favor of progress, it's the changes they don't like.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression--everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way--everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want--which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants--everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear--which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression gainst any neighbor--anywhere in the world.

1. Of or concerned with the judgment of the goodness or badness of human action and character: moral scrutiny; a moral quandary.
2. Teaching or exhibiting goodness or correctness of character and behavior: a moral lesson.
3. Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous: a moral life.
4.Arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong: a moral obligation.

nuclear weapon

a weapon whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction


Actual holding or occupancy with or without rightful ownership.

Can't get to it here-has good info on Nuke moralities

Info on Nukes

acording to the Seattle Times "The bomb[on hiroshima and nagasagi] was used partly to justify the $2 billion spent on its development."- can be used with history repeats itself

Brookings Institute Nuclear Weapons Cost Study (1995)

- waste management and environmental remediation - miscellaneous military and civilian nuclear applications - major nuclear weapons accidents - victims of U.S. nuclear weapons during the Cold War
Retiring and Dismantling the Bomb
Commanding, Controlling and Defending Against the Bomb