Monday, November 7, 2011

Fifth Amendment

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; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

The fifth amendment guarantees us the protection against double jeopardy, self incrimination, gives us the right to a trial by a grand jury and makes sure we are given compensation for property taken from us by the government.
Here is a clear interpretation of the fifth amendments core concepts.
This video takes a stab at President Obama in saying that he is damaging our right to the fifth amendment.

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