Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Powerful Ninth Amendment

Take some time to read the 9th Amendment. A great amendment.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
There is a popular position that the rights granted in the Bill of Rights are the ONLY rights we have been granted under the Constitution. The Ninth Amendment is pretty clear…the written rights are NOT the only rights we have. Do we have a right to privacy ? A right to health care ? A right to an education ? A right to be secure from corporate intervention ? The Constitution, as a living document, grants us the power to delineate rights as circumstances warrant.

A good discussion of the Ninth Amendment:

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Ninth+Amendment

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