The Ninth Amendment reserves rights for the people that aren’t strictly listed in the Constitution – but not all rights.
The Eighth Amendment standards of “excessive” and “cruel and unusual” are continually evolving as America changes. As the standards change, so too do what values are American or unAmerican.
The Seventh Amendment provides for unanimous juries and even for judges to overrule juries in cases where the verdict is clearly at odds with law or fact.
Mandatory arbitration. Under-resourced public defender’s offices. Secret evidence and secret trials. All are unAmerican and against the Sixth Amendment.
Torture and extrajudicial killings of citizens by the US government run counter to the Fifth Amendment, and are thus unAmerican.
Donald, Independence Day, a baseball game, and fireworks proved to be a recipe for cognitive dissonance.
American vs. unAmerican values, according to the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America
Values that run contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America are, by definition, unAmerican values. Let’s consider the rights defined by the First Amendment.
Values that are in opposition to the Declaration of Independence are, by definition, unAmerican.
“Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” Who said it?
Alan Pell Crawford’s Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson tries to simultaneously be a Jefferson lovefest and an attempt at balanced history. Jefferson himself was a man of well-documented […]