"Who Killed The Bill Of Rights?"


Continuing Legal Education Presentation made to Judge Brevard Hand-Judge Alex Howard Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Mobile, Alabama by Joseph S. Johnston, Circuit Judge, 13th Judicial Circuit, State of Alabama and John E. Ingram, Jr., Esq. General Counsel, InMed Group, Inc. jeingramjr730@gmail.com

100 years ago, an adult American citizen could buy any kind of firearm made, including automatic machine guns; any type of narcotic made such as cocaine and morphine--without a doctor’s prescription; and there was no federal income tax. Have you ever asked yourself are you safer today or were you safer 100 years ago?

The paper and video analyzes the erosion of the Bill of Rights from 1900 to the present. The video contains the PowerPoint presentation embedded within it.

The erosion of our Bill of Rights has shocked both conservatives, libertarians, and constitutional originalists. Some observers see the nation sliding toward a police state and the total breakdown of our federalist system.

video with embedded PowerPoint: http://vimeo.com/44292707

Credit to Kevin Wilkerson, research assistant, for his research and finding many of the obscure exhibits used.

COPYRIGHT 2012 Joseph S. Johnston All or part of this paper may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes provided proper citation is attributed to the copy-write holder. Non-commercial does not include reading all or part of on a commercial (profit or non-profit) radio or television program or printing in a commercial newspaper (for profit or non-profit)without permission of the copy-write holder.

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