United States Bill of Rights – 224th Anniversary

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The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed following the often times bitter 1787–1788 battle over ratification of the Constitution, and crafted to address the objections raised by Anti-Federalists, the Bill of Rights amendments add certain safeguards of democracy—specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights; clear limitations on the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings; and explicit declarations that all powers not specifically delegated to Congress by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people—to the Constitution. The concepts codified in these amendments are built upon those found in several earlier documents, including the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the English Bill of Rights 1689, along with earlier documents such as Magna Carta (1215).

On June 8, 1789 Representative James Madison introduced a series of thirty-nine amendments to the constitution in the House of Representatives. Among his recommendations Madison proposed opening up the Constitution and inserting specific rights limiting the power of Congress in Article One, Section 9. Seven of these limitations would become part of the ten ratified Bill of Rights amendments. Ultimately, on September 25, 1789, Congress approved twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution and submitted them to the states for ratification.

For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights

 

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14 thoughts on “United States Bill of Rights – 224th Anniversary

  1. WH

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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    President Obama chairs a National Security Council Meeting on countering ISIL
    The Pentagon

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    President Obama delivers a statement after meeting with his National Security Council Meeting on countering ISIL
    The Pentagon

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    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

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    First Lady Michelle Obama visits patients and thanks the staff at the Children’s National Health System for their work
    Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC

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    Vice President Biden Speaks at the 100,000 Strong in the America Event
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  2. United States Bill of Rights – 224th Anniversary

    The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed following the often times bitter 1787–1788 battle over ratification of the Constitution, and crafted to address the objections raised by Anti-Federalists, the Bill of Rights amendments add certain safeguards of democracy—specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights; clear limitations on the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings; and explicit declarations that all powers not specifically delegated to Congress by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people—to the Constitution. The concepts codified in these amendments are built upon those found in several earlier documents, including the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the English Bill of Rights 1689, along with earlier documents such as Magna Carta (1215).

    On June 8, 1789 Representative James Madison introduced a series of thirty-nine amendments to the constitution in the House of Representatives. Among his recommendations Madison proposed opening up the Constitution and inserting specific rights limiting the power of Congress in Article One, Section 9. Seven of these limitations would become part of the ten ratified Bill of Rights amendments. Ultimately, on September 25, 1789, Congress approved twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution and submitted them to the states for ratification.

    For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights

  3. On Monday, December 14th

    President Obama travels to the Pentagon to chair a National Security Council Meeting on the counter-ISIL campaign and receive an update from the President’s national security team on the campaign to degrade and destroy the terrorist group. After the meeting, the President will make a statement from the Pentagon Briefing Room.

    • December 14, 2015

      Remarks by the President on the Military Campaign to Destroy ISIL

      The Pentagon

      12:47 P.M. EST

      THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Today, the United States and our Armed Forces continue to lead the global coalition in our mission to destroy the terrorist group ISIL. As I outlined in my speech to the nation last weekend, our strategy is moving forward with a great sense of urgency on four fronts — hunting down and taking out these terrorists; training and equipping Iraqi and Syrian forces to fight ISIL on the ground; stopping ISIL’s operations by disrupting their recruiting, financing and propaganda; and, finally, persistent diplomacy to end the Syrian civil war so that everyone can focus on destroying ISIL.

      I just had a chance to meet with my National Security Council as part of our regular effort to review and constantly strengthen our efforts. And I want to thank Secretary Carter, Chairman Dunford, and Vice Chairman Selva for hosting us and for their leadership of our men and women in uniform. We heard from General Austin, who is leading the military campaign in the region, as well as General Votel, whose Special Operations forces are playing a vital role in this fight.

      I want to provide all of you a brief update on our progress against the ISIL core in Syria and Iraq, because as we squeeze its heart, we’ll make it harder for ISIL to pump its terror and propaganda to the rest of the world.

      This fall, even before the revolting attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, I ordered new actions to intensify our war against ISIL. These actions, including more firepower and Special Operations forces, are well underway. This continues to be a difficult fight. As I said before, ISIL is dug in, including in urban areas, and they hide behind civilians, using defenseless men, women and children as human shields.

      So even as we’re relentless, we have to be smart, targeting ISIL surgically, with precision. At the same time, our partners on the ground are rooting ISIL out, town by town, neighborhood by neighborhood, block by block. That is what this campaign is doing.

      We are hitting ISIL harder than ever. Coalition aircraft — our fighters, bombers and drones — have been increasing the pace of airstrikes — nearly 9,000 as of today. Last month, in November, we dropped more bombs on ISIL targets than any other month since this campaign started.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/12/14/remarks-president-military-campaign-destroy-isil

  4. December 14, 2015

    Remarks by The First Lady at Children’s National Health System

    Children’s National Health System
    Washington, D.C.

    2:57 P.M. EST

    MRS. OBAMA: You guys want to hear “The Night Before Christmas?”

    CHILDREN: Yes!

    MRS. OBAMA: All right. Well, first of all, I’m joined here by Santa. Let’s give Santa a round of applause. (Applause.) We have Stephen here to my right. My man Stephen. Let’s give it up. (Applause.) We have the lovely Luna here to my left. Yay, Luna! (Applause.) And then we have the most famous Obamas — we have Bo and Sunny Obama. Woo! (Applause.) They’re being very — you’re being very good. Good job.

    All right, so I’m going to read and then we’re going to take some questions, okay? Are you guys ready? “The Night Before Christmas.” I’m going to read a little bit and then try to show you the pictures, okay?

    ’Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

    How many people have their tree up? Way to go! There’s still a lot of you got some work to do. (Laughter.)

    The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. And Mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap had just settled down for a long winter’s nap, when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/12/14/remarks-first-lady-childrens-national-health-system

  5. Saudi Arabia announces 34-state Islamic military alliance against terrorism

    12/14/15 By Noah Browning – Reuters

    DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state news agency SPA.

    “The countries here mentioned have decided on the formation of a military alliance led by Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism, with a joint operations center based in Riyadh to coordinate and support military operations,” the statement said.

    A long list of Arab countries such as Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, together with Islamic countries Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan and Gulf Arab and African states were mentioned.

    The announcement cited “a duty to protect the Islamic nation from the evils of all terrorist groups and organizations whatever their sect and name which wreak death and corruption on earth and aim to terrorize the innocent.”

    For more: http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-arabia-announces-34-state-islamic-military-alliance-002409921.html

  6. WH

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

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    President Obama deliver remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony
    National Archives Building, Washington DC

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    White House Press Secretary briefs the press

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  7. Opening Panel for the White House Roundtable on Water Innovation
    The White House

    Published on Dec 15, 2015

    Administration officials discuss the launch of a new water conservation strategy at a roundtable event at the White House.

    • December 15, 2015

      FACT SHEET: Administration Announces Public-Private Innovation Strategy to Build a Sustainable Water Future

      Last week, representatives of more than 190 nations agreed to an unprecedented global climate agreement that establishes a long-term, durable framework to address one of the gravest threats facing humanity. As the President said, the agreement in Paris creates a mechanism for us to continually tackle climate change in an effective way and begin the next phase of building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future while generating new jobs and industries. That’s why today the Administration is taking action to build upon the tremendous progress we’ve made here at home by announcing a new public-private water innovation strategy. This strategy includes an aggressive two-part approach led by Federal agencies to address the impacts of climate change on the use and supply of our nation’s water resources and calls on private sector and other stakeholder groups to help significantly scale up research and investment in water efficiency solutions. The Administration’s new water innovation strategy calls for:

      * Boosting water sustainability and long-term water security by increasing use of water-efficient and -reuse technologies.

      * Promoting and investing in breakthrough research and development (R&D) that will reduce the price, energy costs, and emissions requirements of new water supply technology to achieve “pipe parity” in the next decade

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/12/15/fact-sheet-administration-announces-public-private-innovation-strategy

  8. December 15, 2015

    Remarks by the President at Naturalization Ceremony

    National Archives
    Washington, D.C.

    11:56 A.M. EST

    THE PRESIDENT: Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you Deputy Secretary Mayorkas, Judge Roberts, and Director Rodriguez. Thank you to our Archivist, David Ferriero, and everyone at the National Archives for hosting us here today in this spectacular setting.

    And to my fellow Americans, our newest citizens — I’m so excited. (Laughter.) You are men and women from more than 25 countries, from Brazil to Uganda, from Iraq to the Philippines. You may come from teeming cities or rural villages. You don’t look alike. You don’t worship the same way. But here, surrounded by the very documents whose values bind us together as one people, you’ve raised your hand and sworn a sacred oath. I’m proud to be among the first to greet you as “my fellow Americans.”

    What a remarkable journey all of you have made. And as of today, your story is forever woven into the larger story of this nation. In the brief time that we have together, I want to share that story with you. Because even as you’ve put in the work required to become a citizen, you still have a demanding and rewarding task ahead of you — and that is the hard work of active citizenship. You have rights and you have responsibilities. And now you have to help us write the next great chapter in America’s story.

    Just about every nation in the world, to some extent, admits immigrants. But there’s something unique about America. We don’t simply welcome new immigrants, we don’t simply welcome new arrivals — we are born of immigrants. That is who we are. Immigration is our origin story. And for more than two centuries, it’s remained at the core of our national character; it’s our oldest tradition. It’s who we are. It’s part of what makes us exceptional.

    After all, unless your family is Native American, one of the first Americans, our families — all of our families — come from someplace else. The first refugees were the Pilgrims themselves — fleeing religious persecution, crossing the stormy Atlantic to reach a new world where they might live and pray freely. Eight signers of the Declaration of Independence were immigrants. And in those first decades after independence, English, German, and Scottish immigrants came over, huddled on creaky ships, seeking what Thomas Paine called “asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty…”

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/12/15/remarks-president-naturalization-ceremony

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