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Happy Bill of Rights Day!

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Happy Bill of Rights Day!

Posted on December 15, 2018 by The Political Hat

     Today is the 227th anniversary of the first ten amendments to the Constitution coming into effect. The original Bill of Rights contained a preamble stating that the clauses were “declaratory and restrictive” — i.e. they restricted the Federal Government and simply declared already existing rights and liberties. This is in stark contrast with almost every non-American declaration of rights, wherein inherent rights are conflated with promised of government handouts and benefits.

Below is the Bill of Rights, including preamble, as passed by Congress:  :snip:   http://politicalhat.com/2018/12/15/happy-bill-of-rights-day-2018/

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