"The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms shall NOT be infringed."
"The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." --Thomas Jefferson
Shredding the lies one slice at a time....
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Alexander Hamilton: "For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? . . . but it is evident that it would furnish, to men disposed to usurp, a plausible pretense for claiming that power."
“I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the
extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the
proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain
various exceptions to powers not granted; and, on this
very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were
granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? Why, for instance, should it be said that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained, when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed? I will not contend that such a provision would confer a regulating power; but it is evident that it would furnish, to men disposed to usurp, a plausible pretense for claiming that power.”––Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No 84, Independent Journal, Wednesday, July 16, Saturday, July 26, Saturday, August 9, 1788.