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Ninth Amendment

The Ninth Amendment: The Value of Our Unenumerated Rights

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.

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Patrick Henry

Liberty is Null and Void

Unless we rebuild the reality of a balanced federal system, we will soon find ourselves locked in the embrace of an all-powerful central government. This Leviathan will seek to regulate the smallest details of our lives and the spirit of totalitarianism we spent the last half of the twentieth century fighting will win by default as the change our fellow citizens voted for brings the death of hope.

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