Is the U.S. Bill of Rights REDACTED or GUTTED?

constitutionBy Catherine J. Frompovich

The other day I received an email with the subject line “Redacted/gutted Bill of Rights.” Boy, did that get my attention, especially since I consider myself to be somewhat of a constitutional admirer and scholar.

As I read that email, the original Bill of Rights were listed and each Right that the person, who did the ‘redacting’ thought had been gutted from citizens, was superimposed with red font text. The provision(s) by which each Right was interpreted to be obliterated or gutted was typed in red.

The more I read, the more I realized that we, as a Nation, certainly are in more trouble than we realize if apparently-informed citizens are thinking that way. The person, unknown to me as it was a forward, obviously was learned in the law! As a result, I had to rethink my assessment of what was posted in the email, since things really are getting squirrely. Should we be questioning what role “political correctness” may be fueling problems? [10]

Furthermore, what is the U.S. Supreme Court doing to preserve constitutional rights? Don’t we seem to have a SCOTUS that is pop-culture oriented, rather than historically resolute?

The redacted Bill of Rights wouldn’t leave me alone because the person who prepared it apparently was hitting more home runs rather than striking out. So, I thought I’d ask my readers what you think about the Bill of Rights being gutted.

Below I’ve listed all ten original Rights ratified December 15, 1791. The “father, author and key champion of the Bill of Rights,” James Madison, understood the problems with government, especially oppressive ones, from which the colonies had freed themselves. Why would anyone want to live under an oppressive government? Madison has always been a hero of mine; I liked his higher-consciousness “style.”

Furthermore, I’ve underlined those parts of each Right that the unknown person redacted in black ink, and I have typed in italics script what that person feels was the mechanism by which the Right(s) had been gutted and, ostensibly, no longer apply to USA citizens or its revered Constitution, which some claim is an obsolete and outdated document. Nothing could be further from the facts. It’s needed now more than ever, in my opinion. Since when have oppressive governments been banned from the face of the earth? We don’t need one—nor want one—in the United States of America, I contend. How about you?

Question: 224 years (Dec. 9, 2015) almost to the date of ratification, I feel compelled to ask this question: Do we want to lose our Constitutional rights so valiantly fought for by our forefathers and foremothers in favor of often-misguided and often-biased “political correctness”?

Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act 2011 [1]

Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Bank Secrecy Act 1970 [2] and U.S. Patriot Act 2001 [3]

Amendment V

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. Military Commissions Act 2006 [4] + 2009 [5]; NDAA 2012 [6]; Comprehensive Crime Control Act 1981 [7]

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. Military Commission Act 2006 [4] + 2009 [5]; NDAA 2012 [6]; U.S. Patriot Act 2001 [3]

Amendment VII

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Torture Memos 2002 [7]

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. United States v. Carolene Products 1938 [8]

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. Wickard v. Filburn 1942 [9]

Look what it’s come to!

The photo below speaks volumes, I’d say. Will every homeowner have to mount a similar approach to keeping safe? How can we, when the Second Amendment to the Constitution is being attacked? How come some people get protection and others can’t? Do we have to rethink a magnitude of socio-political issues in the USA to arrive at a sane and workable strategy for ALL?

americaA U.S. Secret Service countersniper stands on the roof of the White House at sunrise, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Washington. President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office on Sunday night about the steps the government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: Keeping the American people safe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Source

I am NOT a gun person but, realistically, guns don’t shoot all by themselves; foolish and mentally-misguided individuals do. Society needs to address why so many U.S. citizens are taking issues into their own hands. I don’t think we’ve addressed that properly—yet.

Governments train young men to kill during ‘political-muscle-flexing’ wars, but probably haven’t figured out there are long-lasting mental issues that some can’t deal with after having spent a ‘legal’ time killing people in other countries.

When will we learn violence is NOT the answer?




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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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25 Comments on "Is the U.S. Bill of Rights REDACTED or GUTTED?"

  1. Should be mentioned that 100% of federal gun laws, and most state guns laws (depending on the wording in each particular state’s constitution) are in direct violation of the 2nd.

    How does the U.S. Constitution compare with that?

  3. dear god you people actually believe this crap applies to you!?!?
    Padelford, Fay & Co. v. Mayor and Aldermen of City of Savannah 14 Ga. 438, which states the following;“But, indeed, no private person has a right to complain, by suit in Court, on the ground of a breach of the Constitution. The Constitution, it is true, is a compact, but he is not a party to it. The States are the parties to it.”

    The court in Padelford correctly identifies the CONstitution as a compact and the only parties to the CONstitution are the STATES,..

    This leads us to ask, what is a compact.?
    Black’s law, 4th edition, page 351
    COMPACT, n. An agreement; a contract.

    What is a Private Person?
    Black’s law, 4th edition, page 1359
    PRIVATE PERSON. An individual who is not
    the incumbent of an office.

    What is Private?
    Black’s law, 4th edition, page 1358
    PRIVATE. Affecting or belonging to private individuals,
    as distinct from the public generally.
    Not official; not clothed with office. People v.
    Powell, 280 Mich. 699,

    What is an Incumbent, as mentioned in Padelford?
    Black’s law, 4th edition, page 908
    INCUMBENT. A person who is in present possession
    of an office; one who is legally authorized to
    discharge the duties of an office. State v. Blakemore,
    15 S.W.

    Private people are NOT parties to ANY CONstitution, this would apply to STATE CONstitutions as well! NONE OF IT APPLIES TO YOU!

    • Well, kind of. The Constitutions regulate government for us–the posterity of the people of the united States of America. We are the sovereigns who are above the constitution (bound only by the common law of do no harm to another)–its our creation not governments. We either choose to conduct ourselves as soveriegns living our rights and liberty or as citizens subservient to government. It’s our choice.

  4. Is the US Bill of Rights redacted or gutted? The correct answer to that question is YES. The US Bill of Rights was redacted or gutted as a result of the Civil War. In four short years, Abraham Lincoln and his cohorts destroyed everything the Founding Fathers spent a life-time creating.

  5. “I have a right to nothing which another has a right to take away.” (letter to Uriah Forrest, 1787, Jefferson Papers, 12:477)

  6. Folks, they are not rights if they can be taken away. The only right we as Americans ever really had was the right to remain silent. Now with the Patriot Act and NDAA we don’t even have that right. For anyone reading this post, if you think you are safe or that these psychopaths are going to somehow back down or stop, you had better WTFU! America, wasn’t perfect but it was great while it lasted. God help us all!

  7. The sad truth is this country ceased to function- even nominally- as a constitutional republic generations ago. Slaves have no rights, only owners. Ironically, corporations are now legally considered ‘people’, and they enjoy the full protections of constitutional law. They can also apply contract law if they so choose, and their golfing buddies in the courts can summarily apply Maritime law to keep us rabble in check. The one thin reed of “one man, one vote”, is only important when there are transparent elections,, another thing we haven’t had in many years. Finally, the ultimate safeguard against all these lies masquerading as law used to be a thing called jury nullification. Today most states will arrest you for even mentioning nullification in public or in ‘their’ courts. The efficacy of a nation’s laws are always limited by the character and moral fiber of the people in that nation. Plenty of broken-down banana republics have constitutions modeled after our own, and little good it does them. Unfortunately, we’re in a moral free fall, and the sudden stop at the end will be unpleasant.

  8. Robotic guns do kill people as well as accidental misfire, I trust no one with a weapon in their hand. Capitalism is violence. The solution to our rogue government is to stop paying into this non-system. A government that relies on torture, the sale of opium and weapons of mass destruction to carry out banking wars is not a government and does not need my obedience. Barack Obomber is not my president, he is a serial killer and needs to be removed. Scary Christmas everyone!!

  9. Neither

  10. The only real question is will the military live up to the constitution oath they sweared to uphold when and if called upon when the time comes?

  11. Sometimes referred to as the fourth branch of government, the bureaucracies which constitute the administrative staff exercise legislative, executive and judicial powers — a practice which is described in Federalist 47 as “the very definition of tyranny.” Since its inception, the administrative state has undergone many changes and reforms, which are having a profound effect on the way American national policy is made and implemented by Congress and the President. Originally, the barrier to the implementation of this Progressive Agenda, the judiciary today largely defers to this bureaucracy, which have produced a system which continues to erode America’s Constitutional foundation.
    For these “Progressive” politics we must thank Woodrow Wilson and FDR. However, the current administration has taken this Progressivism down the wrong road more rapidly than any other previous. America is becoming a Progressive Collectivism whether we Constitutional conservatives agree or disagree.
    So in order to restore American Constitutionalism, the proper ends of government — as understood by the Founders — must be reestablished. Many changes are necessary, and they must begin to change with this next election cycle. Government needs to become smaller, yet larger and more independent at local levels, with a wider private sphere; we “the people” must once again have more latitude to think and do as we please, with fewer requirements that we seek the rule of government in advance; fewer ongoing regular regulatory with surveillance of everything and everyone. As such, Americans would then become more accountable by enforcing the laws of contract, of fraud, harm to another or another’s property, etc., to mention a few.
    By electing a President who sees the values of the founding Fathers as valid, recognizes that states can and must govern themselves within the scope of Federal guidance, replace prayer and the Christian value system in the schools and public squares and honor, respect and build the National Defense (Military), America can once again be “Great Again.”
    Barring this last resort, America is looking directly into the eyes of Marxism and eventual annihilation to Third World status.

  12. We, the People were railroaded into this by deft machinations of so-called elites.
    Once the economical reality became so bleak that it took two incomes to stay afloat,
    so to speak, the pernicious State-controlled Public Schooling, system did the rest, i.e. brainwashed already several generations of Citizens, to become a koolaid drinking flock of eagerly following Sheple. We are well done – just stick a fork in US. Long live Emperor 0’bam!

  13. DON”T FORGOT ABOUT THIS LAW……Islam, by law, is prohibited from US immigration
    The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States. That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today. Among the many issues it covers, one in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.” This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic immigration to the United States, but this law is being ignored by the White House.Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and to the Republic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Now the political correct crowd would say that Islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the US because Islam is a religion. Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited

    • Catherine J Frompovich | December 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm |

      Mabera 19, Thank YOU for your input. Hopefully, everyone, including SCOTUS, Congress, President Obama, and ALL 2016 presidential wannabees will take note of that law and act accordingly.
      Apparently and seemingly, Donald Trump wants to! It’s not discrimination then; it’s the law. How interesting that he’s being castigated for knowing what’s in Public Law 414, Chapter 2, Section 212.

    • Thank you for this comment. Info like this needs to be disseminated as widely as possible.

  14. The Bill of Rights attached to the 1788 National Constitution was redacted as part of the Reconstruction Acts after the Civil War. These Acts reconstructed the National Government into a Democracy/MilitaryDictatorship.
    Those ‘bill of rights’ provisions are not part of the Constitution known as the U.S. Constitution which applies to U.S. citizens/wards of Washington D.C. Those Bill of Rights provisions were moved to the States for protection after the Civil War until suvh time as the Constitutional National government can be restored.
    The thing they call “U.S. Constitution” is actually the District of Columbia Organic act of 1871. Washington D.C. is still operating under the Lieber Code martial law since the Civil War.
    So, yes, the Bill of Rights was redacted from the National Government’s current temporary Constitution in 1871 until such time as the people figure out how to restore the Constitutional Government of the Republic and end the provisional martial law government.
    Read the Lieber Code for instructions on how to restore the Constitutional Republican form of Government.


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