James Madison’s Original Ninth Amendment


By: J.J. Jackson

James Madison’s Proposal for the Ninth Amendment:

“The exceptions here or elsewhere in the constitution, made in favor of particular rights, shall not be so construed as to diminish the just importance of other rights retained by the people, or as to enlarge the powers delegated by the constitution; but either as actual limitations of such powers, or as inserted merely for greater caution.” (James Madison’s proposal for a Bill of Rights)

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