The Bill Of Rights Turns 230, And What Do We Have To Show For It? Nothing Good | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The Bill Of Rights Turns 230, And What Do We Have To Show For It? Nothing Good

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn't even an enemy you could put your finger on.”

- Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

It’s been 230 years since James Madison drafted the Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments to the Constitution - as a means of protecting the people against government tyranny, and what do we have to show for it?

Nothing good.

In America today, the government does whatever it wants, freedom be damned.

We can pretend that the Constitution, which was written to hold the government accountable, is still our governing document, but the reality of life in the American police state tells a different story.

“We the people” have been terrorized, traumatized, and tricked into a semi-permanent state of compliance by a government that cares nothing for our lives or our liberties.

The bogeyman’s names and faces have changed over time (terrorism, the war on drugs, illegal immigration, etc.), but the end result remains the same: in the so-called named of national security, the Constitution has been steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded to such an extent that what we are left with today is but a shadow of the robust document adopted more than two centuries ago

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Particularly at least during the last 20 years, the Constitution and Bill of Rights have been vivisected, and have been condemned to die an horrendous death, courtesy of those "Acquisitions" of major corporations, hysterically still referred to as our "Congressional Representatives."

This is why, when legislation is drafted, it invariably protects the corporate interests which have "purchased" that legislation into being, in broad daylight, through the furtive actions of these alleged "Congressional Representatives", who do understand that what they are doing is terrific for the corporations which own them, but generally lousy for We the People.

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