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    Happy Bill of Rights Day!!

    Today in 1791 Virginia ratified the Bill of Rights, giving the amendments the 2/3 state approval necessary to become effective.

    It took 725 years--counting from the Norman invasion--of gradually wresting powers from government, telling government "you have no power to do this." Seven hundred twenty five years of blood and treasure expended in aquiring rights. Seven hundred twenty five years of suffering, dispossession of property, and abuse along the way.

    During and since the American Revolution, literally over a million Americans have died defending these rights. More blood. More treasure.

    Take a moment also to thank men like John Lilburne (victim of the Star Chamber Court), William Penn (right to religion, right of jury nullification of bad laws), and Peter Zenger (freedom of the press).

    The rights in the Bill of Rights were very expensive to aquire. And, took over seven centuries. Given the cost, I consider them extremely valuable.

    I humbly submit it is worth thinking about, worth examining, worth considering further.

    Do take a moment and look a little further:

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...nally-ratified

    http://www.theagitator.com/
    Last edited by Citizen; 12-15-2011 at 02:59 PM.

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    Well put! Thanks for sharing!! Far too many people forget our history...
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    SNIP Well put!
    Thanks for the compliment. Origins of the Bill of Rights by Leonard Levy is still available. Worth reading.

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    Thanks for the post Citizen.

    Happy BoR day!



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