IF this blogger hears another politician or radio talk show host mention the US Constitution without adding the line "AND the Bill of Rights", I'm going to start singing the theme song from the film Network.
The Bill of Rights were established as a checks and balances to protect an individual against government abuse and corruption.
In its original form, it was NOT a perfect document (see Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution). Read More...
It's rather aggravating hearing political pundits ranting about the Founding Fathers Fantasy Island era in American History. In 1789, Senators were appointed, blacks were only considered 3/5 human and a woman's place was barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. The original BILL of RIGHTS gave our Constitution meaning and purpose. The roots of ALL real Democratic change and progress begins and ends with this document:
"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference." ~ Thomas JeffersonSuggested Reading:
Griswold v. Connecticut
Eisenstadt v. Baird