"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not
be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
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It's like poetry to the soul. Who needs penumbra or hybrid rights, when we have the 9th and 10th Amendments.
 -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    Nowadays it's the Constitution according to Pelosi, Reed, Barney,and the rest of the misfits.
     -- jim k, austin     
     -- Waffler, Smith      
    Ahh yes, that founding concept that all rights are from God and inalienable, and how the statist theocracy that now infests this land works so diligently to destroy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Could someone state some of the rights that are not disparaged or denied and are or should be retained by the people? Some citizens of the world think the US is a very free and open society, why do some Americans feel the opposite way?
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    It was your worshiped President "Bush"who called the Constitution "just a piece of paper". Don't blame Pelosi, Reed, Barney and other "misfits" who love to bash and blame, joke and cajole, but have nothing constructive to add. Sounds like the Party that doesn't want to accept responsibility for the mess we are in. This site should be renamed "The Rights the Way, Amen".
     -- Your Sister, MSU     
    Hey, Waffler, the powers of the government are specific, limited, and enumerated. The rights (not powers) of the People are various, unlimited as long as they do not violate the rights of another, and innumerable. If the Constitution attempted to define what all our other rights are, then it could be construed that these were the only rights the People had. We have a right to refuse to rob our fellow citizens through 'progressive' taxation, We have a right to our property free and clear of liens and encumbrances. We have the right to put whatever we want into our bodies. We have the right to speak out against rogue government. We have the right, or should I say, we have no obligation to follow unconsitutional commands from the government. We have a right to fart and exhale without paying a tax. Hmm, shall I go on? It doesn't end. Our rights are meaningless if we do not in the same breath acknowledge that we have RESPONSIBILITIES -- not to the state as some would assert, but for our actions. We are responsible for what we think, say, and do -- and to bear the consequences good or bad. Somehow, Waffler seems to be under the assumption that we only have the right to do something if the government gives us permission to do so. Ptooey!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Your Sister, you won't find many Bush fans or those on the right here that support the constitution. While the left and right, fairly accurately declare each others faults, none support the freedom and liberty that was to be guaranteed by the Constitution. Your Obomunist is not only accelerating the destruction Bush started, he's adding his own dooms day features, unheard of and incomprehensible by any predecessor in the destruction of this nation.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    We hold this truth to be self evident.
     -- Anon     
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