posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 01:08 PM
true American ideals can be summed up in the Declaration of Independence. First of all that people should be independent from a king and able to
govern themselves, and secondly because it states that a tyrannical government must be abolished, it is the duty of free men. That is America. The
bill of rights, while being clear on some freedoms allowed to people, do not include all freedoms, and so in a way it becomes a bill of slavery due to
certain freedoms not being permitted, i.e. the bill of rights does not give me the right to go to the bathroom, does that mean I need the
government's permission to do so? Of course not. If anything the bill of rights is unnecessary due to its redundancy: a free person does not need his
freedoms spelled out for him. Plus, you have to remember that the Constitution was not the original document of the new American colonies, the first
government document was the Articles of Confederation. So in my opinion there is a difference between Independence and the 16th amendment.