It's Declaratory and Restrictive Clause Time!
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 offense 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**.
*Except for civil suits, where you can be tried over and over and the standard of proof is very low.
**Unless your neighbor's kid drops 1/2 a marijuana joint in your car and you don't even know it; in that case, the cops can confiscate your vehicle without due process or compensation.
Remember the little puppy I found, crying and alone next to the crushed body of her Mom? Remember how she was so heartbroken that she would just sit still ...
3 months ago