The Constitution has been steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded to such an extent that what we are left with today is but a shadow of the robust document adopted more than two centuries ago.Read more ›
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We recently observed the 221th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, taught in every school in America. Interestingly, certain rights are not enumerated, and yet people still benefit from them. The Ninth Amendment is my favorite: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Few of us ever think about how the Ninth Amendment preserves all of our rights not cited in the Constitution.Read more ›
Newly independent, the thirteen States were concerned that their new Government may become too powerful, as King George’s was. They insisted handcuffs be place on the power of the Federal Government. We call these the First Ten Amendments or Bill of Rights, ratified DECEMBER 15, 1791. These Amendments did not limit States or citizens, just the Federal Congress.Read more ›
Join the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Committee on Dec. 15, Bill of Rights Day, for the 21st Annual Commemorative Banquet in New Holland, PA. The keynote speaker will be Mike Folmer, PA Senator & Cofounder COOL, on “Origin of Rights,” with a special presentation by Tom Lingenfelter, President, Heritage Collectors Society, on the Declaration of Independence. Endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights, let us secure them for ourselves and our posterity.Read more ›
“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Thus began the first of the Ten Amendments, or Bill of Rights, which were approved SEPTEMBER 25, 1789. “The Father of the Bill of Rights” was George Mason of Virginia.Read more ›
At the opening of The Ten Commandments, 1956, Cecil B. DeMille stated: “Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai…but he has never improved on God’s law…They are the charter and guide of human liberty, for there can be no liberty without the law.”Read more ›