Skip to comments.Why Have a Bill of Rights?
Posted on 07/26/2014 10:27:38 AM PDT by drypowder
What does matter is whether we are truly free or free only in name. Can we do what we want or can we merely do what is allowed? Why Have a Bill of Rights?
In any free society that area of life which is left to the sole discretion of the individual includes all actions that are not specifically forbidden by a general law.
Does liberty still ring or has the bell finally cracked beyond repair? Why do we have a Bill of Rights? So we can remember who we once were.
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
This is what that “if you can keep it” business was about.
We have a federal constitution, yet not a federal government. Consent of the governed is the foundation of republics. With the 17th, the government was free to act on the states without the consent of the states. Today, we endure the outcome of this internal contradiction.
Right now we have a feral government...
It is also not entirely unworthy of observation that, in declaring what shall be the supreme law of the land, the Constitution itself is first mentioned, and not the laws of the United States generally, but those only which shall be made in pursuance of the Constitution, have that rank.
Thus, the particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written Constitutions, that
a law repugnant to the Constitution is void,
and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument.
What is the essence of the above, you may ask....
All these BS edicts that they come up with are void
When the people consider that Congress has no authority to pass laws that control us a change may occur, until that time we will continue to be subject to their treason.
That is a fair question to ask and answer but it overlooks the obvious.
The first point to keep foremost in one's mind is that WE DO HAVE A BILL OF RIGHTS. The second point is that none of the words in the Bill of Rights has changed.
The Bill of Rights did not grant a single right save perhaps the right to due process. The Bill of Rights protects the people's inherent rights from government interference.
I took a stroll through the Bill of Rights. For practical purposes, some are gone. Others are under duress and would be repealed if repeal didn't threaten some rat reelections. Few clauses are in full force.
James Madison wasn't too warm to bills of rights because he knew that "parchment barriers" did next to nothing to actually protect rights. What secured rights was the division of power. The 17th Amendment was a major mistake, a death sentence to our republic.
This is an ancient argument.
A Supreme Court that has abrogated onto itself
If we stand ideally by
Pretty sure my professors of History, Political Science, and Religion would have dinged me for those.
That said, the piece sums the situation adequately, even if there are no real great insights or rousing prose.
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