The Bill of Rights:  On the Ropes But Not Yet Counted Out


Today–December 15 marks the 231st anniversary of the ratification of the first 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution known as the The Bill of Rights. Sadly, the majority of Americans have little or no knowledge these amendments, and that is the main reason they are “on the ropes.”  In the mid-1980s a survey discovered that only one in a thousand could name the five rights protected in the 1st  Amendment.

However, thanks to some recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions made this year including “Shurtleff v Boston,” “Kennedy v. Bremerton School District,” “New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, INC., et al. v. Bruen,” and the repeal of “Roe v Wade,” the Bill of Rights has made a comeback.

But we still have at least two years of The Biden Administration which has, with the complicity and support of the corporate media, made violating the Bill of Rights a priority. It has weaponized the Department of Justice and its Federal Bureau of Investigation. Let us site just a few examples:

Last fall, we learned that parents who dare speak out against the racial hatred and moral degeneracy being taught to students in government schools are being targeted. The National School Boards Association demanded that the Biden Administration go after parents who speak out at school board meeting, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, sent a memo to the FBI warning about violence against school board members.

The Biden Administration created a “Disinformation Agency” to be led by far-leftist Nina Jankowicz. Public outcry from this blatant attempt to form this Orwellian “Ministry of Truth” forced the Biden Admin to put it agency on hold. Ms. Janowitz is now a foreign agent working for England’s Ministry of Truth.

The U.S. Justice Department is still holding some of those arrested in the wake of the January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot without charging them of a crime.  We are getting reports of ill treatment of these prisoner including beatings, and denial of medical treatment. So much for speedy trials guaranteed in the Sixth Amendment.

In the early morning hours, the FBI raided the Tennessee home of Paul Vaughn, his wife and eleven children His crime? Praying and singing hymns in front of an abortion mill. He had a shoving incident in early 2021 where no changes were filed by local police. He is facing the possibility of eleven years in prison. The FBI arrested many other Pro-lifers including an 87-year-old woman.

The Biden Administration raided the Mar o Lago home of Donald Trump, and the homes of a number of Trump associates including Rudy Giuliani, Roger Stone, and Peter Navarro. Mr. Navarro, who is 73 years old, was arrested at the airport, and placed in leg irons. He lives across the street from the FBI’s D.C Headquarters.  An agent could have simply walked across the street and served a warrant. The FBI raided Stone in the middle of the night with CNN cameras standing by.

And, thanks to Elon Musk, we learned that the FBI worked with social media outlets to suppress information from Hunter Biden’s laptop with information that may have made an impact on the 2020 election.

Background to the Bill of Rights:

On September 25, 1789, Congress sent twelve proposed amendments to the states for ratification. Two of the amendments were rejected. One of them concerning congressional pay raise, was ratified in in 1992 making it the 27th Amendment. On December 15, 1791, Virginia became the ninth state to ratify making them part of the U.S. Constitution The reason for the Bill of Rights are spelled out in the little-known Preamble to the Bill of Rights:

Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.


Here are the five rights protected in the 1st Amendment:

.               1, Free Exercise of Religion

2, Freedom of Speech

3, Freedom of the Press

4, Freedom to Peaceably Assemble

5, Freedom to Petition the Government

for a redress of grievances

Since Camp Constitution’s inception in 2009, we have distributed over 20,000 pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution, hosted numerous classes, presentations, and outreach events about the U.S. Constitution. Many of those classes and presentations have been videotaped, and made available on our YouTube, and Rumble channels. Our instructors include Pastor David Whitney, Mrs. Kris Anne, Hall, Luke Boyce— “Kid Constitution,” Actress Janine Turner of Constituting America, Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center, Catherine White of the Constitution Decoded, Pastor Garrett Lear, and yours truly.

Since I have been writing this column, I have offered readers free pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. While the offer still stands, let me offer extra copies to educators and local civic organizations. If interested, e-mail me your mailing address

The Bill of Rights has survived a civil war, two world wars, and abuses by all three branches of the U.S. government. I believe that it will survive this current administration. Happy Birthday Bill of Rights