One of Hamilton’s claims from Federalist 84 hit the nail on the head when he wrote that the Bill of Rights would lead to people claiming more rights than were enumerated.
We see a LOT of that now. Hamilton was correct.
Perhaps each item in the first ten amendments should have been preceded by RIGHT or LIMITATION OF GOVERNMENT.
Many who argued against a Bill of Rights claimed that many would say an enumeration of rights would give many the impression that American citizens had ONLY those enumerated rights. That is why they wrote the 9th Amendment....
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
You and I may be two of the very few at FR without a hate-on for AH.