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To: allmendream

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.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 10:08:33 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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To: Loud Mime
Well there ARE a lot more rights than are enumerated. What there are NOT are more government powers than are enumerated.

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....

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

22 posted on 05/01/2013 10:11:21 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Loud Mime

You and I may be two of the very few at FR without a hate-on for AH.


23 posted on 05/01/2013 10:19:27 AM PDT by Jacquerie (How few were left who had seen the republic! - Tacitus, The Annals)
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