Our federal Bill of Rights ___ our founder’s expressed purpose!
With regard to the “Bill of Rights” we find the founders expressed intentions in the Resolution of the First Congress Submitting Twelve Amendments to the Constitution; March 4, 1789
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added .
And Madison, speaking on the very issue regarding these amendments to the Constitution indicates they were to preserve and protect “federalism” our Constitution’s plan, which reserves to the States all powers not delegated to Congress. He says:
“It cannot be a secret to the gentlemen in this House, that, notwithstanding the ratification of this system of Government by eleven of the thirteen United States, in some cases unanimously, in others by large majorities; yet still there is a great number of our constituents who are dissatisfied with it; among whom are many respectable for their talents and patriotism, and respectable for the jealousy they have for their liberty, which, though mistaken in its object, is laudable in its motive. There is a great body of the people falling under this description, who at present feel much inclined to join their support to the cause of Federalism” ___See :Madison, June 8th, 1789, Amendments to the Constitution
The bottom line is, the first ten amendments were adopted as a written protection to keep the freaken federal government’s nose out of the state’s internal affairs. In fact, they (the First Ten Amendments) were never intended to allow the federal government, and federal judges and Justices, to use them as a means to enter the states, and impose their personal whims and fancies as the rule of law within every state in the Union. To think otherwise is absurd and an insult to our wise founding fathers who supported federalism, our Constitution’s plan.