Topic

constitutional rights

81 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to United States Supreme Court, U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States

Legalize Plural marriage.

Simply put, we should have the legal freedom to marry as others do, Equal protection under the law is guaranteed by the Constitution. Please read carefully.  Intent is to grant freedom to marry and to protect the underage. ------------------------------------ Same Sex Marriage is now legal, and I believe that those wishing a plural marriage should have equal protection under the law. More protection for those without a voice. i.e. if a marriage license is required then everyone involved would have to be OF AGE and all parties would have to give informed consent. Medical Insurance, Medical Decisions and Custody issues I believe could be addressed in a similar fashion as existing probate and custody laws already in place, employer provided healthcare could be fractional i.e. Employer pays for one total spouse or 50% and 50% of two spouses. More $ for local and state governments thru selling marriage licenses, wedding decorations etc. It would help families not have to feel the need to hide from society and they would be more apt to report any problems or difficulties in their homes. More freedom of choice. In the "Land of the FREE and the home of the brave" freedom should be IMPORTANTAffords more people equal protection under the law as required by the constitution. Would go a long ways towards eliminating marital and religious bigotry. It would save taxpayers millions and millions of $'s in future legal costs to have the discussion of Legalizing Plural marriage now vs.later. It would eliminate the arbitrary nature of the laws against those that want to live in a Polygamous family. It would help to eliminate abuse by those that are wanting to live a polygamous lifestyle for the WRONG reasons.It would enhance our national freedoms not take them away. I think it would be wise to protect the underage and those without a voice from harm in bad situationsI am just asking that I not get penalized for a few that might take advantage of polygamous marriages and do it for the wrong reasons, Give those of us that want to live it in the right way and for the right reasons a chance to live our beliefs. Legal/Constitutional reasons to Legalize Plural marriage ! There is NOT a single "LEGAL" non arbitary reason to prohibit it.  There are however legal and social reasons to make it legal. Many federal judges have recently ruled with regards to marriage that individuals should be allowed equal protection under the law. Furthermore, It is my understanding that we are supposed to be protected against discrimination with regards to the sales of products, goods and services in relation to Religion/Belief system, Race and Gender.  I feel that I am being discriminated against when I am NOT allowed to purchase a LEGAL marriage license under my system of beliefs.From the dissenting opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia in U.S. v. Windsor - supreme courts DOMA Decision.This case is about power in several respects. It is about the power of our people to govern themselves, and the power of this Court to pronounce the law. Today’s opinion aggrandizes the latter, with the predictable consequence of diminishing the former. .  .  .[In its holding, the Court] accuses the Congress that enacted this law and the President who signed it of something much worse than, for example, having acted in excess of enumerated federal powers—or even having drawn distinctions that prove to be irrational. Those legal errors may be made in good faith, errors though they are. But the majority says that the supporters of this Act acted with malice—with the “purpose” “to disparage and to injure” same-sex couples. It says that the motivation for DOMA was to “demean,” to “impose inequality,” to “impose a stigma,” to deny people “equal dignity,” to brand gay people as “unworthy,” and to “humiliat[e]” their childrenAccording to Victoria Dunlap former Sandoval County Clerk New Mexico;there are no legal grounds that say this should  be prohibited, I can't withhold it. (regarding same  gender marriage)  So what "Legal" grounds are  their to limit how many marriage contracts a person enters into ?It seems to me that with the opinion of Justice Scalia and that of Victoria Dunlap the exact same things could be said of the provisions against Polygamy.California is considering the following..RE: SB 1476 (Leno) – Provide that a child may have a parent and child relationship with more than 2 parents.Status: Passed the California  Legislature.  Enrolled and presented to the Governor for his approval.IF MORE THAN two parents are acceptable for 1 child why is more than one spouse not acceptable ... It is discrimination to NOT ALLOW FOR IT....--------------------------------a U.S. federal judge struck down part of Utah’s law banning polygamy on Friday, December 13, 2013. For more information regarding this case, please see this article: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/14/justice/utah-polygamy-law/I don't want to make this something ugly or complicated or cause the taxpayers undo costs and think it is wrong to waste taxpayer funds on litigation of social issues.  I figure when the courts are going to be busily going about discussions on same sex marriage they may as well address my concerns as well. I feel the current and even proposed changes to the laws are and will be  applied unfairly and in an arbitrary fashion, I believe they are discriminatory.  I believe the current wave of litigation and discussion on marriage and marriage equality also are arbitrary and discriminatory as they don't address all "marriage" and family types. If people are allowed to have many, many divorces why are they not allowed to have multiple spouses ? If all parties consent and of age, it seems it should be allowed to me.In one instance a man had been married and divorced 29 times "legally" he was allowed to enter into MORE THAN ONE "Legal Marriage contract"...  Companies and individuals are all the time allowed to enter into more than one legal contract. It seems that a individual should also be allowed to enter into more than one marriage contract so long as all parties consent and are of age.It seems to be very discriminatory to define marriage as between "a man and a women or a man and a man or a women and a women" ..If you are going to redefine marriage to be about LOVE and EQUALITY... then marriage should include any UNION that one or MORE Consenting adults of age wants to be involved in.PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO ADDRESS MY CONCERNS AND BRING ABOUT A NEEDED CHANGE TO THE MARRIAGE LAWS. Resource informationhttps://www.youtube.com/user/MarkHenkelPolygamyhttp://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/sister-wives                    

Carmalita Sanchez
221 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Rod Underhill, Kate Brown

Stop Vindictive Overzealous Prosecution, Reduce Sentence, Let my Brother come home

What inspired me to start this petition is witnessing first hand the Overzealous, Vindictive Prosecution of my little brother who is serving a 204 month prison sentence for Assault 5 and Burglary 1. This was a family isolated incident, all we wanted was for my brother to get the help he needed, my brother has suffered mental health issues his entire life, he stopped taking his medication and started doing drugs. The prosecuting attorney had promised the victims that she was going to offer my brother a deal of 3 year's prison with 2 years supervised probation, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, the prosecutor then lied to the victims by stating that she did offer my brother a deal which he declined to take, he was never offered any deal leaving him no other choice but to take it to trial. My brothers rights to a fast and speedy trial was denied. Due process of law violated considering the court allowed a surprise witness who only had hearsay testimony to offer. A police officer read statements on behalf of another police officer. Just to name a few. My family had depended on the legal system and the legal system has destroyed our family. My Nephews and Niece are left to be raised without a father. We all are affected by this injustice, we struggle everyday unable to hire an appeal attorney that my brother deserves. We wouldn't have to be going through any of this if our legal system wasn't full of so much corruption. Prosecutors should be held accountable for their action's. We should be able to trust that they honor the oath they swore to abide by. What good is the Constitution if nobody is forced to follow it? I admit I am a bit hesitant on starting this petition for the fact that they always seem to find ways to make people's lives harder then they already are but I can't just sit back and do nothing. 144 months of my brothers sentence are months to be served with no possible good time. My brother is far from being perfect but in no way did he deserve this. People should be outraged by the corruption taking place in our legal system. Nobody is safe when it comes to injustice, you never know, it just may be you or your loved one someday. Something else that really gets to me is how the Judge made my brothers children move to the other side of the courtroom away from their dad, the judge told my brother infront of his children at sentencing that he doesn't love his children and never has, that statement is the farthest thing from the truth that I have ever heard. My nephew and niece left that courtroom heart broken. The Prosecutor arrested one of the alleged victims, held her on unrelated charges to force her to testify, they also threatened to take her daughter away if she didn't do what they wanted her to do. At my Brothers trial, during my testimony, the prosecutor objected and the judge responds by saying, now what was it? I wasnt paying any attention. I truly have a hard time believing that situations like this happen everyday and prosecutors are not being held accountable for their misconduct.

Angela Greene-Killam
553 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Richard Burr, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, U.S. Senate

Tell Congress WE THE PEOPLE are sick of the Unconstitutional Bills and Laws

    I represent the American People. We the People are tired of unconstitutional bills as well as Laws being passed by states and Federal that go against the Constitution. For example, Red Flag Laws and Bills... These break at least 3 Constitutional Rights, Such as Amendment 4. Which Bars the Government from UNREASONABLE Search and seizure of an individual and or there Property. As well as the 5th Amendment that states any Criminal Charge must be started by a Grand Jury, Not by a judge, and a person cannot be convicted of a crime without Due Process.  The 5th also states People cannot have property taken away without Just Compensation. Let alone this example also violates the 2nd the right of the people to keep and Bear Arms. The Red Flag Laws also Violate the 6th amendment as well.  Not being allowed to face there Accuser not able to plead there case. This is an example. Here is another example of what We the People are Tired of US Codes being violated with no consequences? US Codes 1324, and 2101 to be exact.    I am Presenting this Petition because the Peoples Voice needs to be Heard. It is the Governments Job to uphold the constitution, Protect our borders, foreign affairs and Deliver the mail. Our Borders are Wide open, we are a laughing stock of the world and our enemies are probably in our backyard. Innocent lives are at risk. We the people want Congress to do their Job. Protect the nation's borders, as well as our nation as a whole, Not strip its citizens of God-given rights protected by the constitution. 

john wright
255 supporters