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Know Your Rights – Part 9

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Welcome back to A World Under Fire and the Know Your Rights series. We have been talking about the importance of knowing our rights and defending them against the government, big government activists, and anyone who seeks to dispose of them. When we last met, we discussed The Eighth Amendment, which talks about cruel and unusual punishment.

Today we discuss The Ninth Amendment. The Ninth Amendment is crucial because it doesn’t just guarantee us one right, but all of our rights. It reads; “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Enumeration means to “mention a number of things one by one.” Meaning, that just because a certain right isn’t mentioned in the Bill of Rights does not mean we do not hold such a right.

 

For further reading, check out The Heritage Foundation or Cornell University Law School.

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