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  •  The Bill of Rights were first correction. (15+ / 0-)

    The first ten amendments to the Constitution were ratified by at least two-thirds of the States in 1791. These ten amendments know collectively as The Bill of Rights were created to correct deficiencies in the original constitution and were passed by a congress that included many original framers.

    The amendments were introduced to the first Congress by James Madison.

    The original "Framers" considered the constitution to be a living document that would need to be changed from time to time and provided the necessary mechanisms to accomplish that.

    There were originally twelve amendments proposed. The original amendment 1 is still pending ratification and will never be ratified. It has to do with allocation of representatives by population and does not meet the needs of a population that has grown into the hundreds of millions.

    The other amendment was passed and sent to the states in 1789, but wasn't ratified until over 200 years later in 1992 as the Twenty Seventh Amendment. This one has to do with congressional pay and requires any changes passed by one congress not becoming valid until the next.

    Twenty-seventh Amendment (Amendment XXVII) prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives.
    The sin here is the abject stupidity of those like Michelle Bachmann who preach about the constitution being a perfect document even with its complicity in slavery, and their adherence into something called original framers intent.

    That Michelle Bachmann received the right to vote and be elected as a woman required an amendment to the constitution doesn't even enter her mind.

    To quote the movie Forrest Gump, "Stupid is as stupid does."

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