JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2009/12/bill-of-rights.html (8 comments)

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jsid-1260941301-617903  geekWithA.45 at Wed, 16 Dec 2009 05:28:21 +0000

It was an exercise very much like this one, a sober enumeration and assessment of the state of each element of the Bill of Rights that directly lead to my reawakening.

It is the demanding of answers, real answers to the question, "How did it come to this?" that leads you all the way down the rabbit hole.

Like Morpheus offering red or blue pills, one should be certain one is ready to abandon one's illusions before embarking on the journey.

jsid-1260945330-617907  tjbbpgobIII at Wed, 16 Dec 2009 06:35:30 +0000

Can anyone tell us what the eleventh and twelveth amendments were? The ones left out.

jsid-1260964769-617912  Cybrludite at Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:59:29 +0000


one of the ones left out from the original twelve was finally ratified somewhat recently, and it keeps congressional pay raises from going into effect until after the first general election after them voting for said raise. It was actually the second amendment proposed. I didn't know there was another one.

jsid-1260972759-617920  Bryan at Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:12:39 +0000

The missing bill regulates the number of Representatives according to the population of the state.

jsid-1260973083-617922  Bram at Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:18:03 +0000

The 9th and 10th are my two favorite. I would love to see the whole stupid healthcare takeover overturned on those two Amendments.

Term Limits is the one we really needed. I guess the Founders could not envision a day when the American population was stupid enough that the phrase "career politician" would be anything other than an oxymoron.

jsid-1260984430-617964  Unix-Jedi at Wed, 16 Dec 2009 17:27:10 +0000


No, they couldn't, and didn't.

It's a understandable error, in their day, you were expected to make a living, and work. Own businesses. They never considered what the growth of lawyers would become.

I want an immediate end to "retirement" systems for elected positions.

jsid-1260992598-617984  Warthog at Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:43:18 +0000

Don't apologize for the rant Kevin. Your rants are the reason we read your blog.

jsid-1260996948-618001  tjbbpgobIII at Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:55:48 +0000

Thank you Cybrludite, For a long time I didn't realize there were more than 10 of them, just not curious enough back then I guess. Now I am trying to find out anything I can and have noticed on some blogs a mention of a twelveth. Not that they could keep two more any better than the first ten, but somehow we must try to hold their feet to the fire and it's looking a little to late to do so by the ballot box.

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