July 14, 2014

WHAT THE FRAMERS OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT HAD TO SAY ABOUT HATS. Which explains the Ninth Amendment.

By the way, I highly recommend Dan Farber’s excellent short essay, Terminator 2 1/2: The Constitution in an Alternate World. He explores what might have happened had the Bill Of Rights never been adopted, and this article falls into that category of alternate-history stories that suggest a tendency for the timestream to “heal” after changes, returning to something similar to what originally happened. Thus, in the absence of a Bill of Rights, other provisions, like the ban on Bills of Attainder, wind up doing the work.