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September 17, 2009

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What a precious document this is. Today it condemns America much in the same way the 10 Commandments condemn sinners.

Unfortunately, the Bill of Rights passed. The first 10 amendments were and are a bad idea, since they have been used by the federal government to imply that we the people have those enumerated rights and no others. Granted, tyrants will always find justification for their tyranny, but the Constitution was fine and dandy without those first 10 amendments since it already reserved for us those rights not granted to the federal government.

Frankly, the Constitution was a bad idea. We need to scrap it and go back to the Articles of Confederation, if anything.

Thanks, Melinda. I wouldn't have known that it's Constitution Day if I hadn't checked this blog.

Do we still have a Constitution?

Dan and Rob,

You’ll probably like this quote by Hamilton then:

“I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and in the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers which are not granted; and on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do?”

Very interesting. I'd be interested in thoughts on this...

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