Congress shall make law respecting the establishment of the Christian religion, and shall not prohibiting the free exercise thereof; and may abridge the freedom of speech, or of the press, when the national security or the reputation of the Administration so requires; and it may regulate the right of the people peaceably to assemble. It is forbidden to petition the government for a redress of grievances, since that implies disloyalty to the government.
A well regulated militia may very well be necessary to the security of a free state. However, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall be infringed, since you cannot trust the people to properly use firearms.
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. (No change)
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. However, this shall grant no right to privacy or personal autonomy, and any law or request for a warrant shall be construed as having a legitimate governmental purpose and any search or seizure which may be so authorized shall ipso facto be considered reasonable.
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, unless the government shall decide otherwise; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, except if a way can be found to try him for the same crime in different jurisdictions; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, but he may be presumed guilty for claiming this right, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, which shall be limited to a requirement that government may do whatever it likes provided that it follows proper procedures in doing so; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation, that amount to be whatever the government wanting it for public use decides is just.
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 – except if we can find a loophole.
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. But this provision shall not apply to the courts where most such cases are decided.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. But the courts shall not have power to determine what is “excessive” or “cruel and unusual” because that involves “activist courts making law.”
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall be construed to deny or disparage others erroneously thought to be retained by the 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.
Given present jurisprudence, we may as well amend the text of the Bill of Rights to conform it to the actual practice.