December 15, 2011 marked the 220th anniversary of our Bill of Rights. As usual, it passed without much fanfare, yet it’s been protecting American rights for more than two centuries. The Bill of Rights is part of the Constitution–our nation’s primary legal document–and they are law.
Americans are quick to assert our legal rights. We know that we have rights and we expect our government to honor them. Unfortunately, most Americans are confused about exactly what those rights are, and have never read the Bill of Rights.