I think Hamilton made a very good point. We have the Bill of Rights, which doesn't grant a single right to the people, but it places specific limitations on what the government can't do.
When in reality, the government already can't do those things, it can only do the things that it was given specific power to do. If you have an employee, and you tell them that they are only allowed to answer the phone, that should be enough. You shouldn't also have to tell them that they can't use the computer in your office, can't drive the company car, can't write checks out of the checkbook, etc...
The problem when you start listing specific restrictions is the implication that restrictions that aren't listed are OK. They tried to combat that with the 9th Amendment, but I think we can all see how well that has worked out.
by Mark Johann5 years ago
It has been said that too much of knowledge could harm human beings. Like Einstein's E=mc2, he said if he would have known that his invention could harm people, he wish he would never been a scientist.
by Brian7 years ago
It seems to me that there is a lot of talk in the U.S. media about our freedom and how we take it for granted, yet every time we turn around all we hear about is how different groups of people in this country are...
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