Constitutional Rights

1st Amendment | 2nd Amendment | 10th and 16th Amendment

First Amendment

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press is currently under attack by the government. The current administration is dismantling internet protections (net neutrality). You may soon live in a world where you are unable to freely speak online or read websites you wish to read.

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” –George Washington

Second Amendment

The second amendment was created so Americans could defend themselves in the case of an evil, oppressive government. Evan is a responsible gun owner and does not support any attempt by the federal government to strip its responsible citizens of the right to bear arms.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” — John F. Kennedy

Tenth and Sixteenth Amendment

The tenth amendment protects the rights of the people, and the states, from being taken by the federal government. The constitution grants the federal government a limited amount of power, but it has greatly increased its power over time. The sixteenth amendment allows income tax for federal purposes, such as general welfare. All the Founding Fathers agreed the purposes would never strictly favor one state or region over another. In the 20 years of data Evan has seen, Ohio has been unconstitutionally harmed by the federal government.