Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

Darryl W. Perry: The state Bill of Rights

Darryl W. Perry is an author and radio host seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.  The following was posted on Fpp.cc on December 13th:

I recall being told as a child that the Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution to ensure that people retained certain rights. The Bill of Rights Institute writes, the Bill of Rights were written “by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties,” adding, “Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty.” Continue reading