The 9th amendment refers to natural rights

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    This is saying that whatever rights are mentioned in the constitution are not intended to imply that these are the only rights. It says "construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people". This implies that there are rights that exist outside the constitution and are retained by the people so any action that the government takes can't remove the rights that already are retained by them.
     
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    Just read:

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    I got the other one. The federalist papers. It did not mention anything about the bill of rights. I would like to get the anti-federalast one day or at least own a copy of it.
     
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    The 9th has to be the most overlooked and abused Amendment there is.
     
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    Actually it was the Federalists who argued that a Bill of Rights was not only unnecessary, but perhaps a limit on natural rights protections.

    The anti-Federalists argued that the people needed the Bill of Rights to ensure the most critical rights were protected and serve as a check on government.

    Bill of Rights: Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 84, 575--81

    Brutus:

    AntiFederalist No. 84


     

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