I think that, in general, the Bill of Rights was a good idea.
Well, I’ve never actually read the thing. But other people have, and they seem to be impressed with it.
One part I don’t like is the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. I’m against cruel punishment, but I don’t see what’s wrong with unusual punishment. It would be interesting and it would make Court TV a lot more fun to watch.
You could get sentences like: Vinny “The Snake” Gambino, I find you guilty of racketeering and for the next five years you will not be allowed to put ketchup on any of your food. Then for the next five years after that everything you eat must be covered in ketchup”.
It would be fun and every bit as much of a deterrent as what we have now.