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|America's Second Most Important Holiday
Monday, December 15, is one of America's most important holidays. Arguably it's second most important. Second only to July 4th. It is the day the Bill of Rights was presented to the States for their consideration.
As the Declaration of Independence stated our collective desire for liberty and the sole purpose of government (along with our complaints of the then current government), so did the Bill of Rights unambiguously declare that people have Rights that cannot be superseded or interfered with by government at any level. That these Rights are granted not by any instrument of government, but come into being the moment we are born, and can never be taken away from us, without our permission. That the government is prohibited from enacting any legislation in these areas. It was written in clear, unambiguous and plain language for everyone to understand. And this Bill of Rights spells out a few of those Rights.
Government -- at all levels -- has violated our Rights ever since.
That's what they do.
So pick up a copy of the Bill of Rights. Contemplate the meaning of each, including the preamble. Think about how much of our liberties have been trampled by government. A usurpation these days we take as a given --- so accustomed to being herded and gelded we have become.
Gather and remember this great Declaration of the Rights of Man.
[BORD was first proclaimed by FDR.]
[Contains two additional proposed Amendments that were not adopted by the states at the time. The first is my favorite, and one IMHO we should work towards ratifying as it would increase our current CONgress to over 6,000 legislators (1 for every 50,000 people). I grin from ear to ear at the sheer bedlam this would create.]
The First 10 Amendments to the
Constitution as Ratified by the States
December 15, 1791
Congress OF THE United States
begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday
the Fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their
adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent
misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and
restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of
public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent
ends of its institution.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Do you have a Bill of Rights Monument? Why not?