The Bill of Rights is one more way that our Constitution states its real purpose: to protect and preserve the freedom of the citizens.
As you can see, this is not about politics at all. It is about the rights of people. The Bill of Rights is one more way that our Constitution states its real purpose: to protect and preserve the freedom of the citizens. In the Constitution a federal government is defined, but its purpose is to benefit the people; there is nothing in the Constitution which authorizes government to limit the freedoms God has given to everyone. The discussion of the Constitution and its purpose is not a political discussion at all. The discussion only becomes political when it addresses the question of whether one candidate or another will do a better job of complying with the Constitution, or whether a proposed bureaucracy will serve the people without impeding their freedoms.
The content of the Bill of Rights is a statement of faith in God. It expresses confidence in God and in God’s gifts to human beings, with liberty being at the pinnacle of God’s gifts to us.
To discuss the Bill of Rights is to discuss the moral climate in which the country will operate. The first ten amendments to the Constitution speak powerfully of God’s view of what makes us human. God created humans in order for humans to relate to him freely. Public morality is shaped by the necessary tension between the laws required for public safety and good order and the liberty God gives humans. The intent of the Constitution, and the intent of the Bill of Rights, was to create a government that had only the power necessary to enforce safety and good order without the power or the mandate to trample human beings in the process. That intent is a moral statement. A discussion of the meaning of the Bill of Rights is a moral discussion, not a political one.