If we remember back to when schools actually taught such things, the linchpin of the American Constitution is the Bill of Rights. Those were the rights the founding fathers of this great nation felt were necessary to spell out in the...
I must respectfully disagree. I believe the Bill of Rights was a mistake. Our government has used that document as a method of stateing that these are the ONLY rights that we have as citizens. And as long as they do not interfere with those rights, they are pretty much free to do whatever they want. This was clearly stated by Rep King of California in one of thsoe rare moments captured at a town hall meeting with him. Had they NOT issued the bill of rights, congress would have had little guidance on which to proceed, and would have been more careful.
Let me commit political heresy in this presidential election year: It’s not the economy, stupid! Our first freedoms—those freedoms enumerated in the First Amendment—are being recklessly discarded by the ruling class in favor of government ideology. It seems that America’s citizenry has become so numb to outrageous political acts that even trampling our constitutional rights barely raises an eyebrow.
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