What Do Leftists Hate About the United States’ Bill of Rights? – Part III

Amendments IX – X: In Which the Founders Explain the Conclusions of Government

So, the last two segments have been about the scope of government and the relationship it has to the people.  Neither really addressed the broader, in some senses deeper notions of what government should be.  While the Founders in general avoided discourses and indulgences in metaphysics, preferring by and large to live in a world of results rather than that of academics and theory, the final two amendments in the Bill of Rights reveal the core of their philosophy regarding the self-governance of popular sovereignty. Continue reading “What Do Leftists Hate About the United States’ Bill of Rights? – Part III”

What Do Leftists Hate About the United States’ Bill of Rights? – Part II

Amendments V – VIII; In Which the Founders Explain How Not to Run an Asshole Judicial System

The last segment covered the first four amendments ratified under the Bill of Rights.  Those included the rights of free speech, assembly, and religion, ownership of firearms, and freedom from quartering soldiers, being unreasonably searched, and having your stuff taken by the State.  In other words, the last segment covered how the Founders who wrote the Bill of Rights expected a governing body to respect the citizens that comprise it.  Unfortunately, we don’t quite live in the same country anymore.  But the ethos of it remains in the hearts of most Americans mostly under the guise of simply wanting to be left alone so that they can live their lives as they wish. Continue reading “What Do Leftists Hate About the United States’ Bill of Rights? – Part II”

What Do Leftists Hate About the United States’ Bill of Rights? – Part I

Amendments I – IV; In Which the Founders Explain How Not To Be an Asshole

What do you think of when the words “Bill of Rights” are uttered?  If you thought, the rights to free speech, owning a gun, and not being unreasonably searched or having your stuff unreasonably seized by cops, then you’re in the majority of Americans.  If the first thing that popped into your head instead was the right to be free of quartering a soldier, or maybe, the right not to be levied with excessive bail, then… well, at least you’ve read the document. Continue reading “What Do Leftists Hate About the United States’ Bill of Rights? – Part I”

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