The Castle Doctrine is a bill in North Carolina that provides the citizen with the right to bear arms. The Bill of Rights gives Constitutional guidelines provided to each citizen with in the United States. With these rights, the II Amendment implements the well-regulated militia and the right to keep and bear arms. As U.S. citizens, we as people have obligations to uphold certain criteria’s in maintaining and protecting these rights.
According to past North Carolina statue, if one finds themselves facing the threat of injury or death at the hands of another possessing a deadly weapon, then we have the right to defend ourselves in the same manner of offender. In similar attack, if the use of deadly force is not in use then one do not have the right to use deadly force to defend one’s self. The threat and reaction have to be within the same caliber. The law governing defense of personal dwelling to be worse in North Carolina providing individuals the right to defend one’s home using deadly force begins and ends with the intruder’s attempt to force entry. Upon entry of the dwelling, the rules change and no longer can be taking into effect unless the situation inside the home meets the same criteria as of outside the home.
Two bills are competing in the committee in the North Carolina General Assembly that would rewrite the statue to allow for a far broader interpretation of what constitutes the right to use deadly force. SB 34 is one bill that would repeal the existing GS 14.51., allowing the use of deadly force under the presumption of forthcoming threat. HB 74 is the second bill that would provide a more in-depth situational issue to be performed, by allowing the use of deadly force under the presumption of impending threat in the home, extend that right to one’s...
...Bill of Rights
A brief history on how the Bill of Rights came forth. Back in the late 1700’s, several states were called for a constitution to protect individual’s rights from the government. Through these calls, James Madison came forth and put together the Amendments, which was later signed in 1791(1). What started off as 17 Amendments was trimmed down to 10 main one’s which is where we stand now with theBill of Rights. There are several key Amendments that tie into criminal law. Those amendments are 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th. The 1st amendment allows individuals the freedom of speech. This does not allow the government to arrest anyone who lets say wants sit on a racial protest, or disallow anyone from following different religions. We as individuals have the right to follow whatever religions we choose. Now there are some twists that come into play with this Amendment. It does allow the “Freedom of Speech” but there are five rules you cannot break before being arrested and charged. Those five rules are, obscenity, profanity, liberal slander and or fighting words (1). If you express any of these conducts, you are subject to being arrested. There was a case in New Hampshire, where a gentleman called a marshal, “God-damned racketeer.” He was later convicted, because he used profanity in his speech (1). This is a prime example of how there are limits to...
...BILL OF RIGHTSBill of Rights
Dr. Ron Wallace
June 04, 2013
Throughout United States history, there have been many changes to the laws society lives by today. There is a process to which laws are made and each amendment undergoes that specific process. Once that process is completed, the end result is what is now known as the United States Constitution. Inside that Constitution is the Bill of Rights which is used as a symbol to mold the rights and privileges of the United States citizens. This paper aims to explore each of the Bill of Rights Amendments with special emphasis on those Amendments related to due process protections and criminal procedures and examine the public’s general understanding of these protections based off the results of a 10 question survey given to selected participants about the Bill of Rights (See Appendix A).
The 1st amendment protects your right to believe and practice whatever religious principles you choose and your right to say what you believe, even if it is unpopular or against the will of elected officials. This amendment protects individuals against unlawful allegations and becomes a shield protecting the freedom of press and the freedom of speech. The most noticeable case that protects the previous...
...Mendonca Anthropology 4Writing Assignment #109/09/14
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Versus United States Constitution
Human rights are inalienable which means “unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor:” freedom of religion, is the most inalienable of all human rights. There are two documents in the United States that could not have been more beautifully written. The first document, The Declaration of Independence, which is a Declaration of War. The second being the Bill of Rights, ratified on the 15th day of December 1791. This paved the way for the great American experiment to take place.
There have been many debates claiming that the Bill of Rights is outdated and needs to be replaced. This could be because it is so well framed that it is almost bulletproof. Failure to cherish these rights has shown us through the history of other countries that this can be disastrous and devastating. An example of history tells of the Jews giving into the Nazi’s and allowing universal gun registries as the Jew’s were convinced that there would be no confiscation but Registration has always led to confiscation. Examples of this include Britain, Australia, Germany, and many more.
Written documents pertaining to self-preservation predate the Bill of Rights thousands of years. The Jewish Talmud states; “If someone comes to...
...and The Bill of Rights
Prof. T. Daniel. Browning
Pima Community College
March 5, 2013
“I plead the 5th!” That phrase is heard from the mouths of children as well as adults. It has become a cliché. Children learn early in life what the phrase means and how and when to use it. They use it as a tool to keep themselves out of trouble or to keep from having to tattle on a sibling or friend. As children advance in their education, they study American history and are surprised to find that phrase comes from a very old document that the founding fathers of our country drafted and set into place as an integral part of our government’s system of law. That document is called the “Bill of Rights”. The statement, “I plead the 5th” is a reference to the Fifth Amendment from that document in which a citizen is protected by law from self-incrimination.
There are now 27 amendments to the U. S. constitution, but the first 10 are collectively called the Bill of Rights. James Madison who was part of the very first Congress led the charge in drafting The Bill of Rights in 1789, and the amendments officially became law in 1791. They were established to protect the American citizens against certain interferences from the federal government. (The Bill of Rights, 2012) A summary of these inalienable...
NorthCarolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher: Something Everyone Can Enjoy
English 114, Section 51N
February 3, 2014
NorthCarolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher: Something Everyone Can Enjoy
The NorthCarolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located in Kure Beach, NC at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The Aquarium brings thousands of people through its doors each year, according to Gwynne Moore, “In 2012, 433,954 visitors came to learn about all things aquatic. This outstanding attraction is deservedly one of the most popular in the area” (n.d.).The theme of the Aquarium is Animals and Ecosystems of Fresh and Salt Water, including those of the Cape Fear River. With a building size of 93,000 square foot, the Aquarium features over 2,500 sea creatures ranging from snakes and lionfish all the way to moray eels and sharks states Moore (n.d.). The Fort Fisher Aquarium is a place that can be enjoyed by the entire family from exhilarating exhibits and educational programs, to its outdoor features and onsite vendors.
With over 2,500 sea creatures on display and chances to touch live animals, Fort Fisher ensures that visitors will enjoy their time. Touching stingrays and horseshoe crabs is one of the exhibit highlights posted on the NorthCarolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher website, also saying...
...shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the senate.”
* What problems with the original document motivated the adoption of the Bill of Rights?
* When the constitution was first written, many states feared they were creating a central government that was too strong. In order to quiet some of these fears, a Bill of Rights were included. If the three words that begin the preamble to the constitution, “We the People…” were to be taken seriously, then the rights of the people had to be protected. The Bill of Rights, adopted in 1791 is the first ten amendments to the constitution, and its purpose is to protect certain rights, and privileges of the people, which were not specifically written in the constitution. For example, freedom of press and speech which were so important to the revolution were not included in the constituting but were included in the Bill of Rights. The 9th and 10th amendments were also big ones which said just because of right were not specifically given doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
* During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and during the...
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U.S. Bill of Rights |
“Amendment I” |
“The First Amendment”
In the beginning, our founding fathers where working on drafting a formal Constitution for our newly formed country. The representatives for some of the newly formed states, worried about the current draft of the Constitution. Many of the states and there representatives, had concerns about the wording of the current draft of the Constitution.
The representatives feared if the current draft, if left as-is it would allow the government a pathway to violate individual civil rights. In addition, it could possibly promote tyranny. The very issue they were getting away from with England’s Rule. Thus, the representatives demanded a “Bill of Rights” to be included with the Constitution to insure protection of individual citizen’s civil rights. http://archives.gov
Originally, “The Bill of Rights” started with “Ten Amendments.” This essay is going to focus attention on several U.S. Supreme Court Cases that challenged the “First Amendment.” The “First Amendment” includes the Right to Choose Ones Religion, and does not allow the government to create any laws in respect to establishing a religion. The “First Amendment” also includes the rights to,...
February 14, 2014
Napoleonic Code VS the Bill of Rights
The Napoleonic Code, which was created by Napoleon in 1804, differs greatly from The Bill of Rights, introduced by James Madison and came into effect in 1791. While there are a lot of differences, there are also some similarities between the two. The differences in the two documents are quite obvious. The Bill of Rights concerns the Freedoms that each person is considered to have as a citizen of the United States. The Napoleonic Code unified French law and became the model for legal systems in most other nations in the world. While probably being Napoleon’s most lasting accomplishment, the Napoleonic Code gave Europe a uniform set of laws. The Bill of Rights was in use well before the development of the Napoleonic Code, however some elements of each are similar to the other.
The Bill of Rights was introduced by James Madison to the 1st United States Congress as a series of lawmaking articles. They were accepted by the House of Representatives on August 21, 1789; formally suggested by combined resolve of Congress on September 25, 1789; and came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791, through the process of approval by three-fourths of the states. The Bill of Rights counts freedoms not openly shown in the main...