By Alden L. Benton
Today I December 15.
To most, it is just another day in the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle.
For Liberals, however, it is a day that they hope you forget, for if you remember the importance of this day, their mission to steal your liberty through an ever-expanding federal government will fail.
The last 100 years of “progressive” education has dumbed our youth and trivialized, or re-written, our history to serve their quest for power and control. In fact, I am certain that any of my readers born after 1970 are totally unaware of the importance of this day.
Today, December 15, 1791, is the day the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States, was ratified.
In this You Tube video, radio host Dennis Prager talks about the American trilogy: Liberty, e pluribus unum, and In God We Trust. I agree that these three phrases express the essence of America’s greatness, its exceptionalism.
However, there is another American trilogy; one that ensures the first. The second trilogy is comprised of The Declaration of Independence; The Constitution of the United States; and the Bill of Rights. These are the principles that are threatened, dismissed, ignored, and trampled upon daily.
However, just what is being trampled upon? Unfortunately, far too many citizens cannot identify the Bill of Rights, or the rights which it addresses and guarantees.
A complete examination of the 10 amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights is beyond the scope of this blog.
However, I encourage you to follow this link and read the Bill of Rights. For additional information, follow this link to the Tenth Amendment Center and read the article by Michael Boldin on the importance of the Bill of Rights today.
We cannot preserve our liberty if we do not understand from where it comes. Knowledge is power, the power to maintain the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
To be ignorant is to become a slave, a slave to the whims of an ever-expanding, ubiquitous nanny state.
The choice is yours.
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