The 9th Amendment

9th amendment

Drew has been working on a homework assignment about The Constitution.  He had to look at The Amendments and decide which one he believes means the most to, or affects our family the most.  He chose the 9th, which reads,

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

We tried to define this as, “respecting others choices without jeopardizing their rights.”

Drew chose this amendment because he thought that the town we live in, Maplewood was a great example of that.  Maplewood is an extremely diverse community.  I have written about it before and I think it is safe to say that the children of our town are lucky to be growing up in such a unique town.   It is truly a blessing to raise our children in a place where they are truly color-blind.

With so much hatred going on around us in the world, it is nice to have a place as open an accepting as our town is.  If everyone could teach their children to be tolerant of others despite our differences, imagine what a peaceful world it could be!

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