You're asking what right so important at this time, that wasn't important back then? It's the right to be free from everyone else. Otherwise, do what you want, but don't disturb my world with your grandiose delusions that change nothing, or only make your over-sized ego larger.
You want more taxes? Fine, but you get what I give you only. If I decide not to, then guess what? Yeah, you you understand. You're power to be obnoxious and overbearing disappears quickly when you're scrambling for the money most people won't give you.
I'm thinking the thought of leaving people alone was so ingrained, nobody could imagine a society where constant meddling was accepted. Times have changed, and I think there would be eleven amendments in the Bill of Rights if the founders could have seen the future. Liberty meant more than just the first word in the name of a life insurance company.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.