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"Citizens" have been misinformed about the source of their liberties. The popular press, and prominent lawyers are fond of speaking about "first amendment rights", "second amendment rights", etc. as though these rights flowed from the U.S. Constitution.
They don't. These rights were self-evident, and pre-existed that document. Read it. The intent is obvious.
Confusion is caused by the special benefits granted to the franchisees of the fourteenth amendment, which is an entirely different citizenship. For those priveleges and immunities, read http://www.law.cornell.edu/anncon/htm...