Daily Archives: May 18, 2020

SPECIAL: Viruses Don’t Trample your Rights. Governments Do.

J Robert Smith

  • May 18, 2020
  • 5 min read

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” – Tenth Amendment, 1791

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790

Bill of Rights Institute, Founders’ Quotes


Fear and ignorance are twin enemies of liberty. The COVID-19 pandemic has been fueled by both. The consequences are jarring. The economy is waylaid – but, critically, so are our rights.

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