Saturday, April 24, 2010

How Many Rights

The questions from Thursday was, How many rights are guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States?

While the Bill of Rights guarantee that the citizens have many rights, just because many are listed doesn’t mean that is the full and complete list.

James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay were concerned about listing guaranteed rights for fear that people would think it was a complete list of rights.

They added the Ninth Amendment to let people know that there were other rights that are retained by the people, but not listed.

The answer: innumerable.

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