The Bill Of Rights or Admendments to the Constitution gave the people inherit rights that were bitterly debated by George Washington, Samuel Adams, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson and all the signers of the Constitution.
Our founding fathers knew how governments could be infiltrated and peacefull countries taken over for power and personal financial gain.
One of Adolph Hitler and his groups first moves was take control of the the money and re-print a new currency. Next came controling the information by the press and press releases and all other communications.Then Hitler had Germany's and his public and secret police force the Gestpo enforce his governmnets deeds on the German people, then war.
One of the the main issues was that the Bill Of Rights should enhance the people rights as American's and that the rights could not be ignored and taken away from American's.
This is what our founding fathers and Americans had fought for in the Revolutionary War, to re-gain Americans Freedom from Britian.
As seen here the new Americans who left Britian because of the heavy handed rulers were agsain to be under that same rule. The only change was now that the new Americans were in America.
They felt that this would never be over and the threat would continue to exist because of the free capitalist soceithy that was also being created.
With absolute power comes corruption.
The fundamental difference between a Democracy supported by Capitalism and other societies, is that in a Democracy Caplistic system you have the freedom to have the life you desire and the ability and infra structure to persue your dreams and be happy in doing so.
The governing political system is put in place to support America and Americans primarily and not the elected politicans and their preferences.
The worst case most recent change in government is what happened to Germany from 1933 to 1945. The Facist Third Reich.
Facism: That a "fascist regime" is foremost an authoritarian (one person ruler, decision maker, enforcer) form of government.
Democracy: A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives
The following is provided by The Bill Of Rights Institute.
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, strongly influenced Madison.
One of the many points of contention between Federalists and Anti-Federalists was the Constitution’s lack of a bill of rights that would place specific limits on government power. 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.
Madison, then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, went through the Constitution itself, making changes where he thought most appropriate. But several Representatives, led by Roger Sherman, objected that Congress had no authority to change the wording of the Constitution itself. Therefore, Madison’s changes were presented as a list of amendments that would follow Article VII.
The House approved 17 amendments. Of these 17, the Senate approved 12. Those 12 were sent to the states for approval in August of 1789. Of those 12, 10 were quickly approved (or, ratified). Virginia’s legislature became the last to ratify the amendments on December 15, 1791.
The Bill of Rights is a list of limits on government power. For example, what the Founders saw as the natural right of individuals to speak and worship freely was protected by the First Amendment’s prohibitions on Congress from making laws establishing a religion or abridging freedom of speech. For another example, the natural right to be free from unreasonable government intrusion in one’s home was safeguarded by the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirements.
Other precursors to the Bill of Rights include English documents such as the Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, the English Bill of Rights, and the Massachusetts Body of Liberties.
The Bill of Rights – Full Text
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.