it is quite interesting to read about purported 'historical rantings' w/o one shred of viable footnote cite to research the quotes.
1. article tucker quote: The right of self defence is the first law of nature. unquote
what tucker actually stated: The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. (Document 7, St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries 1:App. 300)
2. article quote: That the want of a Bill of Rights to accompany this proposed System, is a solid objection to it. unquote
What DeWitt put to paper:That the want of a Bill of Rights to accompany this proposed System, is a solid objection to it, provided there is nothing exceptionable in the System itself, I do not assert. (To the Free Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Massachusetts, October 27, 1787 http://www.constitution.org/afp/dewitt02.htm)
3. article quote: I believe that the great mass of the people who opposed it, disliked it because it did not contain effectual provisions against encroachments on particular rights. unquote
what Madison stated to the First session of the First Congress:
I know some respectable characters who opposed this Government on these grounds; but I believe that the great mass of the people who opposed it, disliked it because it did not contain effectual provisions against encroachments on particular rights, and those safeguards which they have been long accustomed to have interposed between them and the magistrate who exercises the sovereign power; nor ought we to consider them safe, while a great number of our fellow-citizens think these securities necessary.
(The Annals of Congress, House of Representatives, First Congress, 1st Session, pp 448-460. http://www.usconstitution.net/madisonbor.html)
4. the other article's commentary on individual colony state's comments on ratification of the constitution have similar out of context or missing commas or other nuances which have the opportunity to change the meaning of the sentiment being stated. if truly interested: http://www.tysknews.com/Depts/2nd_Am...ates_state.htm
sorry your prize non-peered article is nothing more than worthless BS being pushed for a specific agenda ~ poorly at that if it didn't stand up to this individual's minimal scrutiny.