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The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison, the amendments list specific prohibitions on governmental power, in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties.

The idea of liberty is what I find so fascinating. Does it depend on which identity you speak? That of men, women, child, town, city, or state, or the underprivileged person? The very nature of the code is just that, code. Code for what, for whom? If you can decipher then perhaps you can gain? Is this a secret message to share? The exercise of punching the amendments into paper is a violent act. The repetition and the formation does nothing to avail meaning. Just accepting the title is an act of trust.