The United States Constitution

A forum for discussing the meaning of the United States Constitution for our political process.

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I am concerned about the direction of the United States economy and politics, and about our declining influence in the world. I feel we are losing our moral and ethical bearings.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Bill of Rights

The first 10 amendments, called the Bill of Rights, were adopted in one year, 1791. They contain guarantees such as the right of the militia to bear arms, protection against unreasonable search and seizure, trial by jury, protection against self-incrimination, and so on. We take these individual liberties for granted, but as we see they were not included in the original Constitution. Individual liberties were an afterthought.

Listen to the Bill of Rights.


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