The Bill of Rights Has a Preamble: Even if the Senate and the Heritage Foundation Omit It

It has been suggested to us in a comment that since a copy of the Constitution provided by The Heritage Foundation does not include the Preamble to the Bill of Rights – that preamble doesn’t exist.

Or, that the preamble was simply an introductory text that was included by Congress to send to the states.

These opinions couldn’t be more wrong.

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Good War and Bad Peace: Perpetual War and the Erosion of Liberty

In a letter written in 1783, Benjamin Franklin said, “In my opinion, there never was a good War, or a bad Peace.”

That kind of talk today probably would get Ben branded a terrorist or an associate of al-Qaeda, ISIS, or the latest enemy in the perpetual War on Terror. Lindsey Graham definitely would tell him to shut up and then send him to Gitmo.

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Non-compliance: The Essence of Nullification

States across the country are legalizing acts that are in direct opposition to the Federal Government. Individuals discover ways around onerous regulations. Jurors rebuke laws that are against popular opinion; even secession is openly considered.

Yet, all these remedies have but one similar trait – non-compliance. The intentional defiance of such laws, regulations, or orders that people feel are unfair, immoral or unconstitutional.

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