Because people used to be persecuted and put in jail and even killed for speaking out or against the Crown or other forms of government. Americans have the right to speak their minds. We decided to have a country where people could say what they felt without fear of retribution. Freedom of speech was actually in the Bill of Rights because of the Stamp Act of 1765. The right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances was because of people not being able to "bad mouth" the Crown.
There was an idea of natural rights, those rights that existed in the state of nature and that preceded any government.
The Founding Fathers said a very great deal about individual rights.
The founding fathers wanted to guarantee citizens certain freedoms.
The founding fathers.
The founding fathers
They wrote the Bill of Rights
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The Founding Fathers.
to ensure individual liberties
The Declaration of Independence influenced the founding fathers. The Declaration outlined the rights colonists felt were most important to them.
There was no single founder of the Bill of Rights. But the founders were known as the founding fathers.