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For me, but not for thee

By Lady Liberty

Most Americans seem to have at least a limited understanding of the Bill of Rights. They may be unclear as to whether or not the Bill of Rights grants them specific rights or not (it doesn’t; it acknowledges certain rights and prohibits the government from interfering with them).

They may not understand even the clearest verbiage of the first ten amendments (determining all too often, for example, that “the people” in the Second Amendment refers to the National Guard, but that “the people” in all of the other amendments means “the people”). But as a whole, they “get” at least the idea of the Bill of Rights, and we might assume that any specific misunderstanding or ignorance could be addressed by education and example.

Read the original article at: Enter Stage Right

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