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SCOTUS: The 5th Amendment is a "Privilege"

by Melissa Melton
June 30, 2013

Basically, if you’re ever in any trouble with police...and want to keep your mouth shut, you will need to announce that you’re invoking your Fifth Amendment right instead of, you know, just keeping your mouth shut. ‘Petitioner’s Fifth Amendment claim fails because he did not expressly invoke the privilege against self-incrimination in response to the officer’s question,’ reads the opinion from Justice Samuel Alito, which Justice Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts backed.

The Supreme Court’s decision implies that, in order for our God-given natural rights as listed in the Bill of Rights to protect us, we must verbally invoke them first. I didn’t realize the Amendments came with ‘magic words’.

Full Article: In order to have your rights upheld in this country, do you now have to officially announce them out loud?

SCOTUS Majority Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-246_7l48.pdf

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meekandmild's picture

all 50 states have the right to remain silent

in the state constitution.

Start demanding the removal of the justices who upheld this position, By Constitution they are not in good standing with this decision which violates the constitution.

fireant's picture

Next, the public indoctrination centers will be teaching about

"The Bill of Privileges."
The Supreme Court exists solely as a privilege granted by the People, dolts.

Undo what Wilson did

What if you are mute or have

What if you are mute or have a speech disability ?

Southern Agrarian

I didn’t realize the

I didn’t realize the Amendments came with ‘magic words’.

Screw the Supreme Court.

They should have hung John Marshall as soon as he issued Marbury vs. Madison. That would have solved a lot a problems.

Now they should hang this bunch for largely the same reasons.

Why? Is the Constitution the law of the land.

Marbury vs Madison opined that if rights may have been violated, then Federal officials and Courts had to listen.

The Patriot Act, FISA Acts, NDAA, etc violate Constitutionally protected rights, it is treason for judges to fail to protect those rights.

The flaw in the Constitution is allowing Congress to borrow money. $17 Trillion is a debt Congress owes to creditors.

Creditors could pay $5 Trillion to recover $12 Trillion. Congress is near bankruptcy, have they already turned against we the people.

Free includes debt-free!