DID THE FOUNDING FATHERS MEAN FOR THE BILL OF RIGHTS TO PERTAIN TO THE STATES?
The Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or the press. This provision gave the American people the RIGHT to have the federal government prohibited from exercising any legal authority over the freedom of speech or the freedom of the press. This provision does not in any way imply that the freedom and the freedom of press are absolute rights. Both must necessarily operate under reasonable restrictions. However, the Founders wanted these regulations and standards of propriety to be established by the states, not the federal government. James Madison wrote in Federalist 45: “ Each state, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL. and not a NATIONAL constitution.” Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Cartwright in 1824: “ The constitutions of most of our states assert that all powers is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves in all cases to which they think themselves competent, or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen, that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.” The preamble to the Bill of Rights makes it very clear whether or not the Founders meant for the these ten amendments to apply to the states: “Conventions of a number of the states, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And extending the ground of public confidence in the government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of the institution.”
The Founding Fathers meant for the Bill of Rights to only apply to the Federal Government and not to the States.
In 1947, in one of the most famous dissents in history, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black argued that the Fourteenth Amendment incorporated all aspects of the Bill of Rights and applied them to the States. In this landmark decision, Everson vs Board of Education, the Supreme applied the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to state law. This opinion now allows the Federal Government to limit the liberties and freedoms that the Founding Fathers meant for us to have by ratifying the first ten amendments of the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights and only pertaining to the Federal Government, especially the freedom of religion. Today, the Enumerated Powers and the Tenth Amendment are completely ignored when it comes to passing any bill into law by Congress.
The Deplorable Infidel
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
Anyone involved in the framing of President Trump using the fake dossier will ever be indicted or see the inside of a courtroom. Our government will not do a damn thing to them.
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
“A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.”