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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Why The Bill Of Rights Is Failing

225 years ago today, the first ten amendments were added to the new Constitution of 1787. Those amendments have come to be known as the Bill of Rights, and taken as a whole, these amendments represent what can only be described as one of the few parts of the Constitution worth applauding today.

While most of the Constitution is concerned with centralizing government power, raising tax revenue, protecting the institution of chattel slavery, and hammering the independent states into a consolidated political union, the Bill of Rights, on the other hand, was concerned with limiting government power:

Bizarrely revered by many as a "pro-freedom" document, the document now generally called "the Constitution" was originally devoted almost entirely toward creating a new, bigger, more coercive, more expensive version of the United States. The United States, of course, had already existed since 1777 under a functioning constitution that had allowed the United States to enter into numerous international alliances and win a war against the most powerful empire on earth.

That wasn't good enough for the oligarchs of the day, the crony capitalists with names like Washington, Madison, and, Hamilton. Hamilton and friends had long plotted for a more powerful United States government to allow the mega-rich of the time, like George Washington and James Madison, to more easily develop their lands and investments with the help of government infrastructure. Hamilton wanted to create a clone of the British empire to allow him to indulge his grandiose dreams of financial imperialism.



Anonymous said...

Today's democrats are the crony capitalists.

Anonymous said...

The Bill of Rights is failing because of complacent people. Most don't even know what their rights are and those that do are scared of using them. A lot of folks ask cops what their rights are lol. That's like asking a fox if he wants to guard the hen house.

Officer friendly is not your friend folks. They are allowed to lie, trained to lie and DO lie. In and out of a courtroom. Your best bet is to keep your mouth shut and ask for a lawyer, every time. Remember your Miranda warning, can and WILL use everything against you.

Do some friendly advice, I know you will do what you want.