Saturday, March 27, 2010

Preamble to the Bill of Rights

Did you know that there was a Preamble to the Bill of Rights? I didn't either until I read a book that said there was one, but it was removed in the 1930s. Wow, just when the New Deal and social experiments started.

The following is the original preamble to the Bill of Rights.....
"The conventions of a number of States, having at the time of their adoption of 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 as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institutions."

Why hasn't this shown up in our textbooks?

D. Roman

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