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Saturday, March 09, 2013

Implied Bill of Rights

One of the strongest objections to the Bill of Rights was that it wasn't needed, because the Constitution itself gave Congress NO POWER to do any of the things the Bill of Rights barred Congress from doing.

Those who opposed the Bill of Rights feared that Congress would eventually assume they had all the powers not specifically denied to them, instead of limiting themselves to the specific powers enumerated in the Constitution.

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