Why the Ninth Amendment is often forgotten about despite it being one of the most important rights enumerated in the Constitution.
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” – The 9th Amendment
Liberty movement supporters who are concerned with restoring the republic and individual freedom should be staunch defenders of the radically libertarian Ninth Amendment which protects all human rights NOT listed in the Constitution.
Think of it as insurance guaranteed by our Founding Fathers.
The Ninth Amendment also serves to prevent globalist bureaucrats from misconstruing the language of any of the other Amendments in order to attack individual liberty. Freedom precedes government influence in any area and the Bill of Rights (a freedom defender) is the ultimate counterbalance to the power of the state.
The Founding Fathers understood the importance of including an Amendment in the Constitution designed to protect the maxim expressio unius est exclusio alterius (Latin for “the expression of one thing is the exclusion of the other”) from being used to dissolve fundamental rights not otherwise outlined in the rest of the Constitution. The Amendment also protects liberties given to every man, woman and child on the planet by God.
Consequently, the government should be severely restrained with regard to its ability to meddle in our lives.
“The Bill of Rights would have never passed without the Ninth Amendment because many of the critics said, well, if you list certain rights, the people will think that’s all of the rights, and they’ll think that that’s a complete listing. So the people who put the Bill of Rights on the Constitution said we need to make sure they know this is just the beginning. It’s an impartial or incomplete list of your Bill of Rights. So the Ninth Amendment says those rights not listed are not to be disparaged because your rights come from your Creator and they are unlimited.” – Rand Paul
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