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What if there were no Bill of Rights in the Constitution?

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Transcript of What if there were no Bill of Rights in the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights protects the rights of all the citizens of the United States. It lists the most important freedoms and rights of the United States.
What are the Bill of Rights?
Unreasonable searches and
higher rate of innocent citizens convicted.
In America, if a person is accused of a crime, they can not be then and there convicted. It is their right as a citizen to get a trial. This is important, because not everyone commits the crime they were accused of doing.

Without the Bill of Rights, this right could be taken and if the government becomes entirely corrupted, people could be put in jail for false accusation, their race, religion or sexuality, and many other unfair situations.

It could also be unfair to the victim as they want the person who committed the crime against them to get what they deserve rather than just some random person.
3. Discrimination
Being discriminated against for your race, religion, sexuality, etc.? Without the Bill of Rights that would be perfectly fine.

Minorities could find it even harder to get jobs, have correct payment, and have equal opportunity at life as other groups of people.

Potentially, without the Bill of Rights, people could be thrown in jail and killed based on what describes them.
1. Constitution would crumble
If the wrong person or people got into office, they could use their powers against the public in an unjust way. Without the freedom of speech, new leaders wouldn't be able to campaign which could possibly prevent people from making educated choices as to who they wish to lead the country. People would not have the right to protest against their leader or any injustice they see. Without the Bill of Rights, the entire Constitution would fall apart. Since the Constitution is the framework of our government, then we as a nation would eventually stray from the original image the founding fathers had for us.
By:
Olivia Bishop

What if there were no Bill of Rights in the Constitution?
Amendment 1: The freedom of Religion/Political Freedoms
Amendment 2: The Right to Bear Arms.
Amendment 3: Quartering Soldiers.
Amendment 4: Regulation of Search and Seizure.
Amendment 5: Protection of Persons and Their Property.
Amendment 6: Rights of Persons Accused of a Crime.
Amendment 7: Right of Trial by Jury.
Amendment 8: Protection against Excessive Fines, Bail, and Punishment.
Amendment 9: Guarantee of Unspecified Rights.
Amendment 10: Powers Reserved to the States and the People.

Based on other countries without freedom of speech, it is possible that America would not have unfiltered access to the world wide web.
The internet is full of people's ideas and beliefs, no matter how extreme or small. You can find people who post blogs about how horrible the government is at the moment. All of that is permitted under the first amendment. However, as witnessed in other countries such as North Korea, without the freedom of speech, websites that express their opinions could be blocked. To an extreme, the internet may not even be allowed in the first place. Ideas would be spread less quickly and more aspects of the news could be controlled.
All of the following is simply possibility
The Bill of Rights is very important, but even without it the country would have lasted a short time period with the original idea of the country in mind. Eventually, however, there is a high possibility the government would become corrupt.
The country could be a totally different place...
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