History makes it clear that the Second Amendment is designed to serve four principal purposes.Details
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.Details
So often in my work here at Tenth Amendment Center, I hear people referring to their rights by Amendment. Unfortunately, doing so creates a misconception of where your rights come from, and the power of government to take them.Details
What a strange and harrowing road we’ve walked since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade a freedom-loving people to march in lockstep with a police state.Details
On June 8, 1789, James Madison made a statement regarding the introduction of a Bill of Rights, along with the 9th Amendment, which reads: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people Here’s Madison, in his own words: It has been objected also…Details
Although I’ve often criticized the constitutional tone-deafness of “progressives,” conservatives can sometimes exhibit such tendencies as well. Over atThe Seventh Amendment Advocate, Andy Cochran points out why trial by jury in civil cases—as guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment—is important, and how some conservatives disregard it.Details