The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution are collectively called The Bill of Rights. Originally drafted to lessen fears that the Constitution would open the way to tyranny by a central government, this document enshrines citizens’ most important basic freedoms.
From time to time, however, there have been calls of alarm that personal freedoms are being compromised. For instance, Rep. Duane Quam (R-Byron) sponsors a bill because he says, in some cases, constitutional rights are being restricted. His bill, HF1771, is the topic of this week’s Starting Line.