October 08, 2009

The Ninth Amendment.

"The enurmeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

To me, the ninth amendment is sort of an afterthought to the rest of the constitution. It basically says that not every right is going to be laid out for you in the constitution. It is essentially saying that your rights are but not limited to those listed in the constitution. For example, people have the right to have children and travel but those rights are not listed in the constitution. This amendment says that just because those two rights are not listed in the constitution it does not mean they are still not your rights just the same.

This is a pastor speaking on his point of view on the ninth amendment. It is a very religious interpretation of the 9th amendment.

This is a completely different take on the 9th amendment--this attorney is refuting the claim that the ninth amendment over-rights the ninth amendment. It's a pretty interesting argument that I had never thought of before.