All rights belong to individuals. Individuals create governments to help protect their rights. Those individuals give priveleges to the governments. The priveleges the governments have are written in the contracts that the people have given to those governments. Those contracts are the state and federal Constitutions.
North Carolina Constitution
We are currently using the third version of the NC Constitution which was adopted in 1971. There are 28 amendments added to the 14 article Constitution.
The Constitution limits the powers of the Federal government and guarantees in the 10th amendment that the states and the people will maintain their sovereign rights.
The supremacy clause of the US Constitution only guarantees federal supremacy on the specific enumerated priveleges defined in the Constitution. In our day, many politicians ignore the Constitution completely and do what is popular instead of what is legal, often to the detriment of us all. Learning and knowing the Constitutions is one of the most important civic duties of all citizens. If you don't know what your rights are and how you have them, how can you protect them?
If you would like your own pocket copy of either the US or NC Constitutions, please contact us. Priorities will go to citizens of NC House District 6, however we will try to accommodate all requests.
If you'd like to donate to help provide citizens with copies of the Constitutions, please visit our donation page.
*J.D. Adams is a member of the NC Army National Guard. Depictions in uniform are from prior service to this campaign and are not an endorsement by the Department of Defense nor the NCARNG.
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -Thomas Jefferson