Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Do Not Repeal the Bill of Rights

                The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
There are people in our nation demanding that the Bill of Rights be repealed.  I believe the people do not understand the importance of the Bill of Rights to the freedom of all Americans.

                There has been a slow and steady erosion of the freedoms we enjoy in the United States.  Bit by bit progressives have attacked the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.  Any further erosion could take all of our liberties.  Please do not let anyone convince you that the Bill of Rights is outdated.

                This quote is attributed to Thomas Jefferson and bears some pondering:  “Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense.  Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure…. On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” 

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