One from the Bill of Rights
One between 11th and 15th
19th, 24th, 26th
20th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th
21st (Alcoholics please choose this option)
27th (Congressional representatives pick this option)
If you mean the original intent of the 9th Amendment, you just have to read the Amendment itself:
Note the bolded part. The words used are "retained by the people" - NOT the government. "Retained by the people" is the same wording used in the 10th Amendment as an entity separate from the federal government.Originally Posted by 9th Amendment
The 9th maintains that there are rights which are not listed in the Bill of Rights. It does not maintain that said un-enumerated rights are protected by the Constitution to the same level as other rights in the BoR. This can be proven with simple logic- why even list Constitutionally protected rights in the first place, if those aren't the only rights which are Constitutionally protected?
You know what I've noticed? In a thread about the constitution, I don't see very many Democrats. I wonder why.
In terms of the goodness of the constitution, the 13th amendment was the most necessary by far. In terms of limiting government, the 10th amendment is the one we need to refocus on.
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Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero