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November 24, 1991
Dec. 15 is a remarkable date for the United States; it is 200 years since the Bill of Rights has gone into effect. On the eve of this date I decided to write to you. I am 34 and work as an electrical engineer, but much of my free time I spend studying English and the history of America. When I read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the amendments to the Constitution, I was greatly impressed by the wisdom of these important historical documents and by how accurately they reflect my notion of democracy, liberty and human rights.
December 15, 2009 | By Jonathan Estrin and Marshall Croddy
Watching the often vitriolic debates in Congress these days can be disturbing. But disagreement and debate are part of our national DNA. Consider the Bill of Rights, which was as controversial when it was first debated as parts of it still are today. FOR THE RECORD: Rights: An Op-Ed article Monday on the Bill of Rights said it was ratified 118 years ago. It was ratified 218 years ago. — The founders of our country, united in the revolution, were divided over the issue of including a bill of rights in the Constitution of 1787.
June 25, 1990
Ekard forgot to mention that the electronic media will not be able to use television, or that the press can't use printing presses because TV and electricity weren't invented when the Bill of Rights was written. P.S. Also let's not forget religion as some of the new denominations were not around back then. STUART A. PONZIO Downey
December 26, 1991
I congratulate The Times for its recent coverage on our most important document, the Bill of Rights. While we as a society can disagree about the specific meaning and the scope of the doctrines contained in the Bill of Rights, it is crucial that all in our community understand their own rights, respect the rights of others and be prepared to debate them in a meaningful way. The Constitutional Rights Foundation is proud of its role in sponsoring the...
June 22, 1991
Your article on the tour of the Bill of Rights to Los Angeles by Bob Pool ("Bill of Rights Display Opens to Protests," May 9) provides further grounds for suspicion of "pool reporting." While ostensibly a report about a visit of a historic document to Los Angeles, the article in fact was not much more than a vehicle for the propagation of the anti-smoking movement's now predictable campaign against the Bill of Rights tour. Much play is made in the article suggesting that the tour, sponsored by Philip Morris, was in essence an attempt to advertise cigarettes.
July 14, 1987 | MICHAEL J. BOSKIN, Michael J. Boskin is the Wohlford Professor of Economics at Stanford.
President Reagan has proposed an initiative he calls an "economic bill of rights" to protect the individual citizen/taxpayer from the excesses of government budget policy. The initiative contains several proposals, some new, others recycled. The centerpiece is a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget every year.
August 13, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
California has once again found itself in the national headlines -- this time for a new law involving transgender students. As The Times' Patrick McGreevy wrote on PolitiCa l, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill allowing "students in California schools to compete on sports teams and use facilities, including restrooms, based on their gender identity, regardless of whether they are listed as male or female in official campus records....
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