220 years and counting . . .

Today in history . . .

September 25, 1789 - Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known today as the Bill of Rights, were first proposed. It may be interesting to note that even back then, it took a little over two years (December 15, 1791) to ratify most of them.

If you are unsure how history holds relevance today, consider this sampling:

1st AmendmentFree Speech

2nd AmendmentSecurity of a Free State

5th AmendmentPleading the Fifth (against self-incrimination)

6th Amendment - Gideon v. Wainwright (right to counsel)

10th AmendmentState sovereignty

Sometimes it helps to look back, just so we can look forward – with apologies to George Santayana

Thanks to our founding fathers for having the foresight to draft this important document.

-RFW

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