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The Bill of Rights - Part 1 - Philosophy & History

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Published on Dec 16, 2010

Liberty is often fragile and has many enemies with both good and bad intentions -- and it is never guaranteed. Many people throughout recorded history in the United States and around the world have fought and died to obtain equal protection of their rights under the law and the simple freedom to live their lives as they choose.

Diverse influences contributed significantly to the creation of the Bill of Rights and its eventual ratification on December 15th, 1791. Without the Founders' knowledge of philosophy & history and their active involvement in the American Revolution, American citizens today might never have enjoyed the freedom from government restrictions on the rights to speech and association, choice of religion, property ownership, or even the rights to self defense & fair trials.

This unique combination of cultural, historical & philosophical influences produced what is arguably the most powerful tool for preventing tyranny ever created.

But how did James Madison come up with these amendments?

Produced by CitizenA Media (www.citizenamedia.com)

Written, Animated & Edited by Sean W. Malone
Voice Over by Bill Catlett
Music & Sound by Sean W. Malone

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