Thursday, December 15, 2011
Happy Bill of Rights Day!
It was 220 years ago today that the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the US Constitution) were ratified by enough States to become law! Sadly, many people today have no idea what the Bill of Rights is or what was intended by passing it. Instead of an exhaustive list granting citizens specific rights, the Bill of Rights was intended to provide clear restrictions on the power of the national government. I wish more people in Washington understood their own government.
So, how about you? Does any one have a favorite Amendment in the Bill of Rights?