Today in 1791

…Congress ratified these.


When certain people are speaking and acting these days, it’s hard to remember we still have them.

We do.


2 Responses to “Today in 1791”

  1. Syd B. says:

    Jefferson’s conception of liberty embraced the freedom of choice and movement he deemed every peaceable individual to possess. An American’s self-ownership, in Jefferson’s view, was absolute; he could therefore do whatever he pleased, subject only to the constraint that he not interfere in others’ equal right to do likewise, and the State could do nothing to hinder him. Nor could the State force him to labor for its sake, which would constitute the most direct imaginable “tax” on his unalienable rights to himself and his freedom of choice.

    What the f%@k happened to that idea?

  2. JeffS says:

    Amen, Sister. Amen.

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