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.