“We the People of the United States...do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Within those opening words, the framers of the U.S. Constitution made clear their intentions for democracy in America and their disregard for previous despotic institutions. No longer viewing the individual’s highest duty to be obedience to the state, our founding fathers displayed a firm commitment to bolstering the significance and dignity of the individual.
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government, could not survive without the guarantee of the ninth amendment that the people shall retain those rights which were given them with birth and which will neither be denied nor disparaged. The increasing clarity of the ninth amendment will continue to
provide boundless possibilities for the people of the United States to not only continue in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but also to inhibit federal interference with that goal.