"Likewise, I doubt it would pass as legislation, if offered to this Congress."
Especially those pesky first 10 amendments. Who needs them anyway, we need to be safe from...
We DON'T need them!! Thier inclusion in the Constitution as amendments is one of the MAJOR reasons that a vast majority of the people believe that thier rights come FROM the government!!
Hamilton SPECIFICALLY warned against a "Bill of Rights", stating, in essence, that by explicitly stating that the Congress shall pass no law... that this would be perversely construed to mean that the Congress WOULD have had that power had that amemdment not been included!!
NOWHERE in the constitution is the congress, the president, or the courts given the power to violate our freedom of speech, etc... (all of those enschrined in the BoR) or any other right which we retained unto ourselves.