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Social Justice Study #1-The Bill of Rights
We often hear the phrase, “The Bill of Rights is under attack”.
On Sunday we will have the first in a series of social justice discussions from 11:15-12:15 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church. The Bill of Rights will be our first topic.
Adopted in 1791, four years after the Constitution, ten amendments were added that established personal rights, legal rights, and state’s rights. These were not addressed in the original Constitution, causing concern among several of the Founding Fathers that the newly established federal government could become too powerful and overbearing.
The principles addressed represent an ideal government structure. We all read the same words to learn the Bill of Rights, but our interpretations can vary widely based on when we were taught, where we were taught, and what we have experienced. Our personal interpretation and how we assign importance can give us the feeling that these rights are being attacked, but we may differ on who is doing the attacking. That is why many describe the Bill of Rights as a living document.
Participants will be rating current day topics within the framework of these rights. Then we’ll
discuss these ratings so we are exposed to the different perspectives that participants bring to the table.
The goal is not to come to a consensus, but rather to open up to the views of others, to challenge
ourselves to see what we didn’t see before. There is no right or wrong answer, only a new thought or
idea we can mull over.