The Bill of Rights is one of the most important, and yet most misunderstood, sections of American law today. To me the words are crystal clear, yet time (and some strange legal and mental gymnastics) have created coal where the diamond used to be. Yes, I exaggerate some there, for the Bill of Rights is still of such preeminent worth, still of such beauty, that's it's worth killing for and dying for, if need be.
The Bill of Rights represents what is good in America.
Once a year I read the entire Constitution, just to "recenter" myself, so to speak, to restore my faith in our republican form of government. It doesn't take too long--I highly recommend it. If you can't spare the time to read the founding document of our nation, which can be found here, try reading just the Bill of Rights, found here. Read only what's written, not what you think or know to be the case today, and marvel at the clarity.
Then read this article, which I don't entirely agree with, but I link to here just to give credit to a journalist who knows a (very) little history about the Bill of Rights.