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The Bill of Rights

There are three types of operative clauses in the Bill of Rights.


1) Individual right – an unambiguous, unqualified right of the people
2) Individual civil right – a specification of process intended to protect individuals from government abuse of power
3) individual administrative right -
Here are the first ten Amendments (sans 2nd Amendment) and identification of each type of right next to the operative clause.
Amendment I (1791)Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion (individual right), or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (individual right); or abridging the freedom of speech (individual right), or of the press (individual right); or the right of the people peaceably to assemble (individual right), and to petition the government for a redress of grievances (individual right).
(Amendment II, see below)Amendment III (1791)No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner (individual right), nor in time of war, but…