Bill of Rights Card, from Two Seas Media

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This is the text from the Bill of Rights Card by Two Seas Media. ISBN 9781587332616

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There is no, “Trust us, changes are coming” clause in the Constitution. To the contrary, the Bill of Rights itself, and the First Amendment in particular, reflect a degree of skepticism towards governmental self-restraint and self-correction.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York et al. v. Sebelius, 12 CIV. 2542 (BMC) (EDNY) (December 5, 2012) (PDF on scribd)

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Bill of Rights Day is December 15.

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Use Your Rights

A.  You have the right to remain silent. Do not talk.
So what should you say?

B. Beyond your name and address, state clearly (and repeat to each new officer), “I want to speak with a lawyer.”

Then see A. and repeat.

Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10 of the U.S. Constitution)

(James Madison, Father of the Bill of Rights (1751-1836))
The Preamble to The Bill of Rights

1 Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression

2 Right to Bear Arms

3 Quartering of Soldiers

4 Search and Seizure

5 Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings

6 Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses

7 Trial by Jury in Civil Cases

8Cruel and Unusual Punishment

9 Construction of Constitution

10 Powers of the States and People

 

10 Rules for Navigating Your Way Through a Traffic Stop

From Thomas J. Hammond, P.C, Denver, CO.  Also see FlexYourRights.com

1. Pull over as soon as you see the police lights. Put your car in park. Unless directed, it is not necessary to turn off the car.

2. Keep your hands visible and do not make sudden, jerky movements.

3. Don’t be a jerk, but don’t try to make a friend. Keep it brief.

4. Provide license and vehicle documents if asked. Until the documents are returned, you are being detained.

5. If license and registration are returned, ask, “Sir, am I free to go?” If the answer is “No,” you are not free to go.

6. An officer with a search warrant doesn’t need your permission to search. An officer who has to ask doesn’t have a warrant, hence, see Rule #7.

7. You have the right to refuse any request to search. A request to “look inside,” or “just check around the inside” or any request to inspect any part of the inside of your car is a request to search. Just say, “No.”

8. Refusal to permit a search will not justify a search without consent. Asking for a lawyer will not justify a search without consent. The law does not require you to explain.

9.  A sniff by a drug dog is not a search. If a drug dog “alerts” on your car, you may still refuse any request to search. You should also ask for a lawyer.

10.  If arrested, the only words that you should utter are, “I would like to speak to my/a lawyer,” and, “May I use the bathroom?”

 

Wallet-sized Bill of Rights Card, from Two Seas Media

The Bill of Rights Card from Two Seas Media is the same size as a fold over business card, easily fits in a pocket or wallet, and copies can be made without permission under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Two different high-resolution PDFs can be downloaded below.

The wallet-sized Bill of Rights card from Two Seas Media is also available as a FREE downloadable and printable PDF PDF. The Bill of Rights card is the same size as a business card when folded. There are 2 versions available:

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