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  •  So you're saying the 9th is meaningless? (0+ / 0-)

    That if a right is NOT enumerated IN THE CONSTITUTION then we don't have it?  Unless we're willing to spend blood over the course of generations in a never-ending piecemeal struggle?

    That the Tenth supercedes the Ninth (based on what logic, I'd LOVE to know), and it's okay for the States to deny and disparage any rights they like, and that THAT over-rides the guarantee of the Ninth?  Even if it leads to the disappearance of rights (ie, the right to privacy, which Robt. Bork famously could not find)?

    You DO realize, don't you, that the Bill of Rights was drawn up because the Constitution would never have been ratified otherwise?  That when they were done with it, THE SPECIFIC REMAINING MAJOR OBJECTION to ratification was that the enshrinement of certain rights would inevitably lead to the loss of any rights NOT so enshrined?  And so they added the Ninth and the Tenth, in order of precedence, in an effort to assuage the very lively concerns of the time and get the thing ratified?

    You seem to be trying to justify the Anti-Federalists' alarm.  Or maybe you feel that the Govt. should be able to ride over what it wants to ignore unless the populace rises up to force the issue, like in the Civil War?

    "Reagan proved deficits don't matter" - Dick Cheney

    by chmood on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:29:38 AM PST

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