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The constitution is supposed to protect the rights of religion why is pot illegal?

A:  in EMPLOYMENT DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES OF OREGON, ET AL. v. SMITH The court ruled against marijuana for religious reasons. 42 U.S.C. 1996 allows American Indians to use Peyote for religious purposes. Keep working on it. Maybe in 100 years with a good lobby... Pot is illegal, it has nothing to do with religion. Religions condemn the use of drugs. constitutions protect religion, not drugs, not medicine. All things natural are gifts from God. Used properly there is good in everything. Misuse, however is not God''s intent but man''s. God gave man the ability to reason and make decisions, so if man decides to misuse one of God''s gifts and man suffers is it God''s fault? No it is man''s fault. No hypocracy here at all....

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Is this section of my school handbook against my constitutional rights?

A:  I honestly don''t think it should be necessary to do the pledge of alliegance. I mean, yeah, it honors the freedom of America and all, but it doesn''t mean that everyone should do it. I think they should just take that out of school, because it could be offensive to other students, and sometimes even teachers. If you love America that much, celebrate at home. I love the irony that you want constitutional protections to avoid saying that you agree with the constitution. Very nice. Sadly, you are probably right. You could probably win a lawsuit here. Once you do, please feel free to move someplace where you won''t have to tolerate such affronts to your personal...

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Is dissident political speech protected under the First Amendment?

A:  In light of this background, the U.S. Supreme Court has afforded dissident political speech unparalleled constitutional protection....

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does the Equal protection Clause includes illegals?

A:  An illegal alien is breaking the law. So within its jurisdiction means that if someone is within their boundaries they are responsible for following the law. The only way your argument is valid is to eliminate legal immigration, visas, etc. in the United States. Yes, they are subject to US law. The law says if you are a foreigner you to be in the country legally you must obtain a visa if you are not a citizen. If you come to the country without documentation and do not obtain a visa you are here illegally. You are correct about this...it reminds me what what Andrew Napolitano wrote one time when he was talking about the eventuality that illegal immigrants would be entitled to health care if...

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Why do self-proclaimed Patriots love the constitution but want to pick and choose the parts they want?

A:  The constitution has been changed/ammended a lot over the years. If situations have changed sometimes it calls for a change in laws. I believe the ''birthright citizenship'' should be changed. Once this country needed more citizens, now not so much. We surely do not need people driving over the border to have babies here, adding to the medical cost problem. And YES I''m a Patriot. Yes ma''am. Many supporters of SB1070 argue that undocumented immigrants ''pick'' the laws they choose to obey, yet do the same thing by ignoring the United States constitution, the most powerful law in our country. As noted, in the Congressional document from our library of Congress- the...

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Do inmates have a right to protection while in custody?

A:  Yes, while prison inmates do not have full constitutional rights as ordinary citizens, they do have a constitutional protection from ''cruel or unusual punishment.'' This is provided by the Equal protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, which means they are protected from unequal treatment due to race, sex or creed.Source:Cornell University Legal Information Institute overview or prisons and prisoner''s rights....

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Which constitutional amendment requires a written warrant to search a person''s home?

A:  The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. constitution protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures. Before police can obtain a warrant to search a person''s home, they must demonstrate to a judge that there is probable cause to believe that the person has committed or is in the process of committing a crime.Source:Legal Dictionary: Probable Cause...

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What is the difference between a constitutional court and legislative court?

A:  A constitutional court is one exercising the judicial powers found in Article III of the constitution, and therefore its judges are given constitutional protection: they may not be fired nor may their salaries be reduced while they are in office. A legislative court is one set up be Congress for some specialized purpose and staffed with people who have fixed terms of office and can be removed or have their salaries reduced....

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Explain How to conduct a constitutional arrest of a suspect?

A:  Ask a lawyer or go to a law Library!!! By the way, I didn''t know a person from overseas would be able to define or even help in knowing the laws of the USA?? Dude...Ask someone in the states please!! If you witness a crime being committed you may use reasonable force to apprehend and hold the suspect and make a citizen''s arrest. If you have the power to, you can transport that person to the nearest police station or call the police and inform them of the situation. I''m glad alot of people believe my answer is not correct...people, if you feel you can do better then go ahead and write what you believe the law is because at the end of the damn day it truly depends on where you live. My...

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Why isn''t common sense in the American constitution?

A:  I guess some things dont always need to be spelled out. Common sense is something that everyone should use. It is, we just have liberals in control of the education system and common sense goes right out the window. There is no such thing as "common Sense." If it was "common," then more people would have it! that would be so cool. Common sense is lost The constitution was meant to be a living document to be changed and altered as time went. It is not carved into stone. Unfortunately even today common sense isn''t very common. Yes I have a response: Uh....What?! it is if you understand it and read it BECAUSE AT THAT TIME THERE WASN''T ENOUGH PEOPLE AROUND,THAT HAD NO COMMON SENSE.....