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    those amendments were not there at ratification, and not a soul could guarantee that all the states would vote for any precise group of amendments.

    Even a glance at Vol. 5 of Kurland and Lerner's Founders' Constitution would show you 200 pages of proposals, debates, discussions, revisions. etc. for just what eventually became the 1st amendment. In short, there was no "Bill of Rights" to be agreed upon as part of ratification—not in any meaningful sense.

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