Thursday, December 15, 2011


On this date in 1791 The Bill of Rights went into effect.  I would say a pretty monumental accomplishment thanks to the work and sacrifice of the Founding Fathers.   It has been under attack a great deal recently, especially over the past three years.   There are so many people running around shouting about their "Rights" but, do they truly understand what these rights are all about and how important it is to protect them?  Based on the dimwits I've seen at all the OWS encampments, I seriously doubt it.  
I believe one of the ongoing effects of 9/11 has been the way it has been used as an excuse to expand government's power over citizens, in ways that go far beyond "security and safety."   I don't think our Founding Fathers would be too happy to see the extent of the threat to individual liberty that we are dealing with today.   We are seeing too many examples of an expansive government, going beyond its authority and finding ways to neutralize or circumvent the rights granted in this great document.  Only time will tell if these rights will be preserved or lost. 

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