In light of the Constitution taking center stage from recent news on Trump vs. the State of Colorado, we're talking business in a roundabout way and bringing you a breakdown of the 1st amendment, through to the 14th that is going to be discussed widely over the next six months.
The only thing to note is I am delivering each summary in layman's terms.
As you dive in you may be wondering...
'why a late-night post on the Constitution?'
Because the Constitution is going to become a part of the conversations in our businesses over the next year.
Plus I am willing to bet you like me can always use a refresher on what our nation's highest law actually says.
Thank me later.
First Amendment: You can speak your mind, practice any religion, or none at all, write what you want, gather peacefully, and complain to the government.
Second Amendment: You have the right to own guns.
Third Amendment: Soldiers can't just bunk in your house without your OK.
Fourth Amendment: The government needs a really good reason, like a warrant, to poke around your stuff or take it.
Fifth Amendment: You can't be tried twice for the same crime, don't have to testify against yourself, and the government can't take your property without paying you.
Sixth Amendment: If you're accused of a crime, you get a quick, public trial, a jury, and a lawyer, and you can face the people who are against you.
Seventh Amendment: In some lawsuits, you can have a jury decide things instead of a judge.
Eighth Amendment: No ridiculous fines or brutal punishments.
Ninth Amendment: There are other rights besides the ones written in the Constitution.
Tenth Amendment: If the Constitution doesn't say it's a job for the federal government, then it's up to the states or the people.
Eleventh Amendment: You can't sue a state in federal court if you're from another state or country.
Twelfth Amendment: Tweaked how the President and Vice-President are elected, making them a package deal in the Electoral College.
Thirteenth Amendment: Slavery is banned.
Fourteenth Amendment: If you're born or naturalized in the U.S., you're a citizen. States must treat everyone fairly, and former Confederates can't hold office without Congress saying OK. Also, the government has to follow proper legal procedures.
There you have it.
As previously stated the actual text within each amendment is a bit more verbose.
This rundown will at least provide some initial equipping for meetings, chat groups, and lunch outings in the coming days.
So bookmark, archive, or star this email for a future visit.