"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections."
Robert H. Jackson, US Supreme Court Justice
December 15, 1791 was the day that set this country apart. The world up to that point had various forms of republics through the ages. Most failed at the hands of corrupt leadership and an immoral people. Our republic was different. Ours was written to try and avoid these perils by limiting the rights and powers OF government and NOT the people. And when we added to our Constitution on this date... the Bill of Rights, we became and we secured ourselves as a country of "Freemen". INALIENABLE RIGHTS! Rights that belong to us and NOT granted by the will of men! (Or that can be taken away)
Today... are they still rights... or just mere privileges? Or worse yet... are they just words written by men from an era long since past with no present meaning? Our leadership of BOTH parties treat them as nothing more than an inconvenience. In every word they speak, in every action they take, they circumvent the rights of the people. And the people today allow it. Because few know any different.
For rights to be RIGHTS, they have to be exercised. Permission is granted to subjects. Freemen need permission from no man or power for the these rights. To restrict them is tyranny. To restrict them is tyranny!
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. Albert Einstein
It's time to STOP being sheep. WE ARE AMERICANS! No longer will we coward to those who represent us... they do NOT rule over us. We have no earthly king to bow before. NONE!
Today, take the time to read or re-read our Bill of Rights. Ponder on the words and see what has been stolen from us. And at the same time take a vow, with me, to do all we can to reclaim them for ourselves and our kids. We've allowed them to be squandered... but by God and with His help, may each year from now, on this date, December 15, lets celebrate our RIGHTS as Americans, rather than mourn our loss as servants!