On December 15, 1791, the Virginia legislature signed off on the Bill of Rights, effectively ratifying our new constitutional document. Without that approval, there’s a good chance our nation would have struggled for survival and ultimately collapsed. But individual and collective rights were at the forefront of our Founders intent, the freedom, generally, “of pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.” The Bill of Rights helped to ensure that pursuit would be protected for all. Speaking on behalf of Virginia, future president James Madison had this to say:
It may be said, in some instances [the bill of rights] do no more than state the perfect equality of mankind; this to be sure is an absolute truth… I think we should obtain the confidence of our fellow citizens, fortifying the rights of the people against the encroachments of the government.
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