Birthdays And Anniversaries For December 15th + Bill Of Rights Day
If this is your anniversary, congratulations! You are in good company.
On this day in 1979, Alan Jackson marries Denise Jackson (she already has the same last name) at the First Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia. He sings "The Wedding Song".
Happy 36th anniversary to both of them!
This Is Bill Of Rights Day!
To Americans, the Bill of Rights are key amendments to the U.S. Constitution, that protect our individual rights.
On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified by the (former)13 colonies, and went into effect. States and individuals were concerned that the Constitution did not properly cover and protect a number of rights of individuals. The Constitution was signed by the original 13 states with the requirement, or understanding, that a Bill of Rights would be created, amending the new U.S. Constitution.
10 of these amendments were added to the Constitution on December 15, 1791.
The Bill of Rights includes these Amendments:
Amendment 1- Freedom of speech, press and religion
Amendment 2 - The right to bear arms
Amendment 3- Protection of homeowners from quartering troops, except during war.
Amendment 4 - Rights and protections against unreasonable search and seizure
Amendment 5 - Rights of due process of law, protection against double jeopardy, self incrimination
Amendment 6 - Rights of a speedy trial by jury of peers and rights of accused
Amendment 7 - Rights to trial by jury in civil cases
Amendment 8 - Protection from cruel and unusual punishment, excessive bail
Amendment 9 - Protection of rights not specified in the Bill of Rights
Amendment 10 - States rights, power of the states
Today, we hope you spend a few minutes reflecting upon the freedoms that you enjoy. These freedoms do not exist in many countries of the world.
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Esta Moore, 78. From all the family.
Valerie Shaffer, 30. From her Mom and sister, Liz.
Teresa Albers, 50. From her daughter, Julie, all of 13 grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Pam. Teresa wins her choice of desserts today from Papa Murphys.
No local anniversaries to report.