Wasn't it argued that the Bill of Rights was a ridiculous idea because the Constitution only granted limited powers to the government? If it wasn't in the Constitution, the government couldn't do it. And listing out certain rights would make it appear that they were our limited rights. Of course, the tenth amendment was intended to take care of that.
Just imagine the abuse our government would weigh upon us if we didn't have the Bill of Rights!
The shame is, we shouldn't have to refer to any amendments to assert our rights... and the greater shame is thank God we can.
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