Bliss also hopes visitors will study amendments four to eight, which give important protections to privacy and to those accused of crimes. "They're not just a technicality that gets the bad guy off," he said.
In addition to educating students, Bliss hopes the monument will become the backdrop for public events, including protests. His next target is Austin, where he lives now and where the state of Texas has given him a green light. Austin is also where one of the Supreme Court's Ten Commandments cases, Van Orden v. Perry, originated.
His ultimate goal, Bliss says with tongue in cheek, is to recast the public understanding of the significance of Dec. 15. In addition to being Bill of Rights Day, it's National Cupcake Day, which often captures more media attention.
Said Bliss, "What I really hope is to take the news cycle away from National Cupcake Day."
Tony Mauro writes for The National Law Journal, a Daily Report affiliate.