As amazing as the U.S. Constitution is, its Bill of Rights is an even more impressive and essential document when it comes to protecting individual liberty.
Ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, these first 10 amendments, covering everything from freedom of speech to the right to a speedy trial and to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, are national treasures.
Juggler Chris Bliss agrees.
That's why he came up with the idea to memorialize the Bill of Rights the same way other events and institutions are honored in this country -- with a monument.
He figured if people were erecting stone tablets for the 10 Commandments, he could get state and local government to approve privately funded stone tablets of the Bill of Rights. So far he has gotten them installed in Arizona, Washington State and Iowa.
We love this idea. How about Montana?