15 December 2011
Happy Bill of Rights Day! Time to Celebrate!
We take so many freedoms for granted in the United States, while at the same time we don't give a second thought to where they were codified and established.
The Bill of Rights, ratified on December 15, 1791, was the original way of limiting the power of the federal government. The Constitution itself would not have been ratified if there had not been a Bill of Rights promised.
The Bill of Rights is truly a testament to the brilliance of our Founders. Take a moment to read them all (it won't take more than a moment or two) and appreciate where we would be today if they were not there to protect us from an overreaching Federal government. It's a scary thought.
If you don't already have a copy of the Constitution - buy yourself a copy today from the sidebar on the left. Everyone should have one.
Enjoy the day!
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Posted by Shira at 12:00 AM