Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Things That Are Not In The Constitution

Know Thy Consitution

Things That Are Not In the U.S. Constitution
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Have you ever heard someone say, "That's unconstitutional!" or "That's my
constitutional right!" and wondered if they were right? You might be surprised
how often people get it wrong. You might also be surprised how often people get
it right. Your best defense against misconception is reading and knowing your

A lot of people presume a lot of things about the Constitution. Some are true, some are not. This page
will detail some of the things that people think are in the Constitution, but
are not. Some of these are detailed nitpicks, true, but the details are

  • The Air Force
  • Innocent until proven guilty
  • Judicial Review
  • The right to vote
  • Qualifications for Judges
  • Paper Money
  • Number of Justices in the Supreme Court
  • "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness"
  • Martial Law
  • The Separation of Powers Clause
  • The separation of church and state
  • Slavery
  • "We hold these truths to be self-evident"
  • The right to privacy
  • Political Parties
  • Executive Order
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