St Louis, MO asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Missouri

Q: Is not being free having their liberty a united states citizens privilege as the constitution states secure the

Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity

& the militia is to make sure it is a free state with the 14th amendment that says no law shall be created that deprives a united states citizen of its privilege within the theory of liberty or concept the only act that can be criminal is taking someone else's liberty away from them reminds of a quote i know if you deny someone liberty you yourself don't deserve it this acting government that isn't united states government because we are guaranteed a republican form of government & we don't have that its enslaving the citizen of the united states with the levied drug war George Washington never commanded a war of independence he wouldn't sign the declaration & if we declared war against the cartels what president would command it none i think so congress doesn't really dictate when we are at war the commander does which Nixon levied D.E.A. federal troops which can be had only 2 years not 50 + & he waged the drug war against the us

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The Constitution of the United States indeed enshrines the preservation of liberty as a core principle, aiming to secure the "Blessings of Liberty" for both current and future generations. This commitment to freedom is a cornerstone of American democracy, guiding the governance and legal framework of the nation. The role of the militia, as originally conceived, alongside various amendments, including the 14th, is part of a broader structure designed to safeguard these liberties, ensuring that no law unjustly deprives a citizen of their rights.

The question of how laws and government actions align with the promise of liberty is complex and often subject to interpretation and debate. For instance, the drug war and its implications for freedom and governance in the United States have been a contentious topic. Critics argue that such policies may contravene the spirit of liberty by imposing undue restrictions on personal freedoms, highlighting the importance of ongoing scrutiny and dialogue regarding government actions and their impact on individual rights.

It's crucial to engage with these issues thoughtfully and to advocate for policies that you believe best uphold the ideals of liberty and justice. Engaging in civic dialogue, staying informed, and participating in the democratic process are all ways to contribute to a society that respects and upholds the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. Remember, the preservation of liberty requires constant vigilance and active participation by all citizens.

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