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Happy Fourth of July July 4, 2008

Posted by judylobo in Photography, Politics, Videos.
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Happy Fourth of July to one and all. In-between BBQ’s, movies, picnics, mattress sales and general relaxation it is a good day to think about our Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights is the name we gave to the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution. If we look at these Rights today, and think about how this thuggish administration has polluted, and mangled many of them it is shameful, makes me pissed and wish the election were tomorrow.

Here are your Rights – think about them today, okay? How many more of them are you willing to give up without a fight?

The Bill of Rights protects freedom of speech, press and religion. It gives us the right to bear arms (much discussion on this one lately) and the freedom to assemble (we got that right returned in NYC and once again have the right to assemble in Central Park).

It prohibits the unreasonable search and seizure (that one needs more debate of late with all of the ‘random’ searching of our person), it is supposed to stop cruel and unusual punishment (don’t even get me started on this abused right) and also gives us the protection of self-incrimination.

It prohibits the Congress from establishing a State religion (how’s that one going these days?) It also prohibits the Federal Government from depriving anyone of life, liberty and due process (ha!)

In Federal criminal cases you are given the Right of an indictment by Grand Jury for any capital or ‘infamous crime’. It also guarantees a speedy public trial with an impartial jury composed of members of the State or District where the crime has taken place. It also prohibits double jeopardy (also a great old movie).

Enjoy some fireworks here:

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1. razzbuffnik - July 4, 2008

Great post.

I find it heartening to know that not all Americans have been fooled by Bush and his big oil cronies.

I hope that you are able wrestle your country back from such people soon.

Things have become so twisted that we now hear ordinary people say things like “I sit and pray for my husband who is defending this great nation on foreign soil once again”. The sad irony is that your armed forces aren’t protecting your country in Iraq, they’re just being used and their lives are being put at risk to ensure oil profits flow back into Bush’s friend’s pocket.

It’s a crying shame and my heart goes out to you all. Best wishes for your 4th of July and may you have true independence once again soon.


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