What Is The Most Important Constitutional Amendment?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The most important right in the Bill of Rights is Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition. The 1st amendment gives the rights of free speech and discourse. If you did not have this right there would be no free discussions and with no discussion, there would be no exchange of new ideas and with no new ideas this democracy would not have grown. Without those freedoms we wouldn't be able to protest, or express our religious views, or speak up against an injustice, or speak out against the government. Freedom is a beautiful thing, even though it has its limitations, but the limitations are for our protection. If there were no limitations to our freedom then there would be chaos and anarchy.
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Karen Whitney answered
In my opinion, the Sixth Amendment is the most valuable because this Amendment covers all the areas of the accused, from being arrested to the sentencing of the accused. According to The 'Lectric Law Library, the Sixth Amendment reads like this:
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial…… This Amendment also, states that the accused should-
v     be made aware of charges against them
v     the rights to cross examine witnesses
v      provide his or her own witnesses
v      have representation in his or her defense
To me this is one of the most valuable Constitutional rights an accused person could have. All other areas of trial or the criminal justices' process seem to fall in with this Amendment.

The 'Lectric Law Library. (2007). The 'Lectric Law Library's Lexicon On *Sixth Amendment*. Retrieved November 18, 2007 from: www.lectlaw.com
Robyn Rothman Profile
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I'd have to say it's probably the first amendment. It spells out our civil liberties. Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, the right to peaceful assembly, and the right to petition the government for the redress or reparation of grievances. Those rights are pretty important to us.
Roxanna Chenoweth Profile
Definitely the 14th amendment! It is my favorite because if you took everything else out of the constitution you would have all those rights!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Depends on your country and your personal view. In Ireland, amending the Articles on the family to allow divorce in 1995 is pretty seminal.
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Anonymous answered
The Second Amendment is the most important amendment and the one that the far left wants desperately want to do away with. This amendment gives the average American the ultimate power to change the Government. If the Government becomes a tyranny, the Second Amendment is in place so that the citizens of a free country can overthrow that Government by force.

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