Political rights but not social and economic rights
Because the Bill of Rights and the other 15 active amendments to the U.S. Constitution are political rather
than social and economic, funding of public schools, hospitals, health facilities and medical research
institutions have been drastically cut in favor of the private sector and much of the authority over social
services has been sent back to the state level rather than the federal government in Washington. States
are then free to fund or not fund social services, environmental problems, water and road mantenance.