The Constitution (actually Amendment 5 I believe) guarantees a man this liberty: he cannot be compelled to testify against himself in a court of law.
So what do you consider liberties? When a citizen is arrested they must be read their Miranda rights. You know the right to remain silent, the right, to have an attorney, and if you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you. I believe these are citizens rights under the Constitution.
There was a woman on the news tonight, saying something about illegals constitutional rights being violated. When did illegals obtain constitutional rights? Did I miss something?The Constitution does not give anyone any rights. It merely serves as a governmental safeguard of the liberties which all men have inherently, which derive from God and good sense.
"Miranda rights" are something that our Supreme Court extrapolated from this. They are not actually in the Constitution, but they basically say that a man cannot be compelled to say or do things out-of-court that could later be used against himself in court. However, once a suspect has been specifically made aware of this right (read his rights), if he proceeds to say or do such things, then it is considered that he has waived this right.
I understand what you are saying, but, the Miranda rights do, have roots in the fifth, and sixth amendments. I am thrilled that we have a constitution, that affords American Citizens rights. The constitution, is for citizens or legal aliens, it is not designed for illegal aliens, and enemy combatants. I believe we are the greatest country in the world, but that is my opinion. The apostle Paul, was sure glad to be a Roman citizen, when he mentioned it, to the Roman Guard, and did not have to take a beating, without a trail. Certian things even the Roman citizens had as rights, like the could not be crucified, or they had a somewhat a court system. Paul, being in submission to being a Roman citizen, as far as it did not violate God's laws, used it to his advantage. I am disturbed that our president, who took and oath to uphold, and defend the constitution, hates the constitution, and does not uphold or defend the constitution against all foreign, and domestic threats. I also hate how Romans thirteen is used to support the president, but not the constitution, whose authority is what we are subject to.