June 01, 2007

Ignorance in America: 1/10th of 1% of Americans can name the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Let's get that number up a bit tonight

Re-reading the Bill of Rights, you wonder if George Bush either hates the document, or has never read it himself. The fact that his administration can get away with completely destroying the foundation upon which this country was built, and the American people could give a damn, shows you the state we're in as a country.

If you want grounds for impeachment, just read the Bill of Rights, then ask yourself if the Bush administration is protecting and defending the freedoms guaranteed in this document, or whether he is blatantly violating them.

Where is our Congress? Where is the Supreme Court? Where is the media? Where is the outraged population?

The same ignorance, malaise and corruption which led to the housing bubble (and crash) is the same ignorance, malaise and corruption which led to America losing its way under Bush/Cheney.

Ron Paul has read our founding documents. I hope you do too. Ignorance is not bliss.

Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.


Stephen said...

#2 is my favorite. It is the gaurantor of all the others. The Second Amendment does not exist so that we can defend ourselves form burglars. It exists so we can defend ourselves from our government.

Also, #10 is too often overlooked.

Anonymous said...

When you read the Bill of Rights and notice just how blatantly the current President has ignored them, it's hard not to realize that the rule of law means nothing in this country anymore.

The US is a banana republic, it's all about who you know and who you don't offend.

Batman said...

Habeas corpus

Without it you're no better than the Taliban, Saddam, or Mugabe (not to mention Hitler or Stalin).

This is so huge an issue, that is getting SO little coverage. `Scares the sh1t out of me.

cobra2411 said...

There is a great quote I heard once, but I do not know who the author is...

"They took away the 4th amendment and I didn't say anything because I have nothing to hide.

They took away the 5th amendment and I didn't say anything because I'm not a criminal.

They took away the 2nd amendment and I didn't say anything because I don't own a gun.

Now they've taken the 1st amendment away and there's nothing I can say about it..."

Anonymous said...

Amendment XI

George W Bush shall impose martial law at his discretion, for your protection of course.

Illegals Everywhere said...

We all knew this:

Also glad to see you left the 2nd Ammd.. in your cut and paste..

Anonymous said...

They are all right wings. Commie libs think all sort of other rights of theirs are infringed on, but they don't exist. They want more rights but don't want to protect them.

marinite2 said...

Kieth -


Your best post ever. Needless to say I am in full agreement with you FWIW.

A democracy can only function when its populace is informed, has access to truthful information, and is willing to participate in that democratic system.

Bloggers are doing their part. Let's hope America's populace wakes up.

keith said...

The Bush/Cheney Bill of New Government Rights:


revocation of habeus corpus


illegal eavesdropping

abu ghraib

legislating religion with abortion / gay rights

invading a non-threatening sovereign nation under false pretenses

war profiteering

shtove said...

Colbert should repeat his 10 Commandments interview on members of Congress, but with this list instead.

Mass democracy is a crock. Empower the grand jury.

Anonymous said...

I'm furious after reading this knowing what Bush has done

Anonymous said...

Im not sure which is worse:

Bush and his GOP regime destroying America, or, the democrats that let them get away with it.

Tragic time indeed.

Even Russia is now building more missles because of the GOP asswipes.

Abrey said...

Re: the comment 'they took away', etc. That is a variation of the famous poem 'First they came' (for the Jews, the Communists, etc., by the time they came for me, there was noone to speak up for me). It was written after the Second World War by Pastor Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller. See the Wikipedia entry for this fascinating form of protest.

Anonymous said...

Lack of respect for legal process is now pervasive in our Country. Everyday I fight for peoples' rights and find that there are fewer and fewer judicial officers who are moved by such arguments.

When I hear Bush claim that we need to export our "Democracy" to others, I cringe because I know we don't even have that here. And if we export what we do have, Corporate governance, God help the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

The Bill of Rights is not for criminals, like you. Pest control. Vermin!

Anonymous said...

I'd much have a Democrat in power who didn't tap Arab phones, didn't imprison al qaeda captured in Afghanistan and took the John Kerry position on terrorism, in that it's not different than fighting prostitution.

I fear for this country if Billary gets in power.

Don't you idiots see how stupid your reasoning is? If Bush really did even 5% of what you imbeciles accuse him of you'd all be in jail....which of course would make the world a better place.

Anonymous said...

Hey Keith, you have to make a blog on this:
'Flip This House' star accused of fraud


Many of the houses were faked as sold!

Anonymous said...

Anyone else here remember Keith's reaction to the VT shootings? Let me remind you it was BAN GUNS!!

Typical liberal behavior. Picks and chooses which parts of the constitution he likes.

Freedom of religion: nope can't allow anyone to pray, religion must be banned, churches must be destroyed

Right to own guns: nope no way, confiscate guns

But on the other hand right to burn the flag? go for it

The right to a lawyer for someone whose mission is life is to kill as many Americans as he can: you bet

The hypocrisy is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Democrats haven no qualms with #10, how about a rant on that Keith? OOps no sorry I forgot speding gajillions on social programs is A-OK in the Democrat playbook.

Anonymous said...

Jeb Bush for dictator 2008

Roccman said...

Bush Declares Self 'Mega Decider'
New documents ensure Dubya will rule America, should calamity strike. Free balloons!
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist

It's just one of those obscure little unreported-upon conspiracy theory-ready hunks of floating White House detritus, a couple of odd, sticky, foul-smelling documents no one really wants to touch and no one knows quite what to make of, probably means nothing, probably being misread anyway, all a bit overblown and strange and not all that important and not all that different than the way things are now.

Unless, you know, it's not. Unless the violent twinge of queasy paranoia crossed with that uncontrolled bout of colon-clenching sighing you experience is deadly accurate and your radar for all things sinister and Rovean is right on target as you read about the delightfully titled National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51 and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20, wherein it is calmly and furtively revealed that, in essence, George W. Bush owns your sorry ass.

Or, to put it another way, it looks like the Bumbling One just gave himself ever more power. Power to control and dictate the entire government, power to really spread the gospel of happy GOP incompetence, power to command the entire wobbly American universe should some sort of epic -- or not so epic, as the case may be -- calamity strike the homeland.

It goes something like this: Should any "decapitating event" occur in America that somehow incapacitates the D.C. power structure, should "any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions" take place, well then, all power and decision making would devolve to the White House, which would then attempt to orchestrate our very survival and oversee all essential governmental functions with none other than the president himself as, well, Super-Mega Lord Decider. With extra crayons.

You know, a dictator.

Wait wait wait, I hear you moan through your first pour of wine for the day, a futile attempt to stave off the sucker punch of doom you received from that last paragraph. There is nothing really new here. Hell, we've had a silly, ominous, "Terminator"-tinged master plan for post-apocalyptic America in place since Reagan was knee-high to a simpleminded jellybean, plans for a scowling "shadow government" to run the joint should, say, Russian nukes blow up all our Safeways or China secretly buy up all our Skippy peanut butter.

And more recently, this plan was transferred into the hairy, pockmarked arms of our own Homeland Security Department, which seems entirely appropriate, given how you like to imagine such a plan living alone in a dark and musty Pentagon subbasement stocked to the rafters with rusty Winchesters and shiny bayonets and giant shoe box-sized satellite phones from 1987 and a small mountain of vacuum-sealed emergency meat rations that will last through 2197, or at least the next season of "24." Cool.

But now, Shrub has seen fit to dust the thing off and make a few, uh, "revisions," most notably the one that appears to shift the decision-making process away from Homeland Security (which was then to disperse responsibility to various agencies and emergency services), straight to the Oval Office itself because, hey, who better to decide who gets to do what to whom when the s-- hits the fan than the most secretive, warmongering, never-saw-an-illegal-power-grab-it-didn't-like administration in American history? Gives you that warm, fuzzy, well-protected feeling all over, doesn't it? Like a rash? In your spleen?

Even more heartwarming, "catastrophe," in the vague, nearly useless language of these documents, could mean, why, just about anything at all. Hurricane? Flood? Low polling numbers for Giuliani? A bad tattoo of Alberto Gonzales' smirky face on Jenna Bush's sacrum? You bet! Because who gets to decide what constitutes a "catastrophe"? Why, Shrub himself, that's who. What's more, the event doesn't even have to occur in America (see "regardless of location"). Such a perceived "disruption" can happen anywhere in the world and with a press of the shiny red button next to his bed, Bush kicks the Enduring Constitutional Government (ECG) into gear. Neat!

I know what you're thinking. And I completely agree: Such secret plans are one of the most adorable, comic-booky aspects of dumb, ultrasecretive administrations. After all, do many 'Merkins not love to swoon and polish their NRA memberships as they imagine all those White House suits suddenly turning into patriotic superheroes at the first sign of a meteor strike or an attack by an alien super race or maybe just if Iraq gets a bit too uppity and starts bootlegging illegal DVDs of "The Office"? You bet they do.

And then boom, the nation goes into lockdown and it's a strict military state and Lynn Cheney starts enjoying sweaty night visions of Dick lumbering purposefully through the White House halls deciding who to nuke next as Dubya quivers in the corner and the flying monkeys prepare the escape pod. Just like in that Will Smith movie! Neat!

Let us now be serious for a moment. Let us hold back the sarcasm and step back and breathe a sigh of relief because I'm sure Dubya's changes to NSPD 51 mean a whole lotta nothing. I'm sure it's just another standard -- albeit a bit weird -- governmental procedural, boring and forgettable and just one of thousands of such indecipherable, hazily unconstitutional legal quirkballs in the Pentagon's creaky file cabinets, and Dubya's recent changes are just an honest tweak to what really amounts to a rather ridiculous, fantastical document in the first place. Yes, surely it's just a bunch of silly leftist paranoia to think that something dark and nasty could result from such a move.

After all, Shrub only has a year and a half left in office. Plus, his power has been severely truncated by the Dems. Why would he care to try for such a thuggish, cagey power grab now? What would be the point? Except, you know, to savagely tilt the next election and to further the new 'n' brutal neocon agenda of perpetual war and as a desperate, last-gasp move to prove he actually has the cojones to do something so appalling, so perfectly megalomaniacal, it's sure to rescue his rotten legacy from history's compost pile? I mean, besides that.

DCView said...

Better to spend gagillions on social programs than gagillons on your defense departmemnt contracting cronies in Iraq. At least the social programs benefit Americans. However, I am not not endorsing either party..they both suck. Check out the movie Iraq for Sale:

chicago real estate bubble said...

Hate to be the contrarian but who here speaks from experience of which you talk?

Habeas Corpus and individal rights were flaunted infinitely more under Lincoln & FDR.

I'm not saying things haven't been bent by this admin but his Jose Padilla is anothers Ruby Ridge.

Anonymous said...


YOU ARE FINALLY starting to wake up and think like a conservative.

go buy the book "The Terrible Truth about Liberals" by Neal Boortz.

you will see clearly.

I went to UC Berkeley...went in as a liberal moderate... saw the sickness of the pinko commie scum... and I emerged so conservative, I think Rush Limbaugh is too liberal

Anonymous said...

One of best videos made yet!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

You do realize the neo-cons are the taliban, they just replaced the tie for the burka. Exact same MO.

Gawd damn the republiban.

Anonymous said...

Nice...Ive got 'Iraq For Sale' in my DVD burner right now. I'm gonna pass it out to my friends and family.

Anonymous said...

Actually, and while it has no "teeth," I find that the Declaration of Independence sets forth that the rights of the people are much greater than those enumerated in the Bill of Rights.

Anonymous said...

Hillary for dictator 2008

sam said...

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Good exposure. Have to admit I'm long a good number of contracts.

Good post. Everyone, especially the supreme court, forgets about the 10th amendment.

Anonymous said...

Without your rights to keep and bear arms, the government can take away all of your other rights. There is no freedom of speech when a gun is stuck in your mouth.

The funny thing is that liberals say that Bush is a dictator, yet they want to government to take guns away from private citizens. They are mentally ill.

Anonymous said...

"Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

1 million dollar bail is the norm these days and lil ol' sparky is busier than never in Texas, even frying innocent people.

Eating meat is medieval, too. Talking about that, there was a study made by a reputable university which revealed that vegans have higher IQs than carnivores. True story. Now read the book "Omnivore's Dilemma" before you all come bitching at me. At least read the book's reviews on amazon.com.

No wonder only 16% of Americans have a bachelor's degree...

Anonymous said...

Thank god we don't have to let British soldiers sleep in our houses.

Anonymous said...

This talk about fraud and corruption only covers a small part of it. Why is the mainstream press ignoring the Leo Wanta massive scandal where the Secretary of the Treasury and other top level government officials are refusing to pay $5.7 TRILLION that they had agreed to pay that was due to numerous third parties including various governments around the world. This is a clear violation of numerous laws and the International Court ruled that the money is due. They even literally stole money from the Bank of England.

The way things are going you would think that a global catastrophy is immimemt such as a comet hitting the world or a pole shift and severe earth changes that kill billions of people. A look at the Zetatalk site or at Rumor Mill News will provide a mindboggleing analysis of what could be in our immediate future within the next 5 years. These crooks are trying to get all of the money the public be dammed. The extraterrestials have already disabled more than one underground missile and have done other amazing things to frustrate some of these illegal government activities. You may think I am a nut for suggesting that these events are happening. So be it. Denial continues to be the easiest way to raise doubts and to deflect public opinion. Plant some obviously false stories so that the true stories will not be believed. Divide and Conquer.

Anonymous said...

"After all, Shrub only has a year and a half left in office. Plus, his power has been severely truncated by the Dems."

Your shrub is the weakest member of a much higher group. He was made president by this group. A group so organized and powerful that its members control many aspects of our future, holding positions of power throughout the world (i.e., Tony Blair, Paul Wolfowitz, Blackwater, etc). Some call it Illuminati, Skull & Bones, neocons, or what have you. They are all in it and they are not going away so fast. And as we can see by the cost of the war in Iraq, they are well funded, transferring taxpayer money into their pockets. These dark forces have been creating crisis and chaos for centuries in order to raise funds for self-enrichment and their sordid plans, like the New World Order, for instance. If you think that this is just a conspiracy story, you are another sheeple being manipulated by this group.

Open your eyes and be an informed citizen:


Anonymous said...

No right of burning the flag in the bill of rights? Typical Republican who probably is a Karl Rove foot soldier who surfs blogs to spread their pathetic agenda for a buck. Sorry buddy, HPs are smarter than that..move on. If you are not one of those, sorry sheeple, my bad.

RJ said...

Has anyone done any research on National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 51 signed by Bush no May 9th?

This from a World Net Daily report:

"The directive issued May 9 makes no attempt to reconcile the powers created there for the National Continuity Coordinator with the National Emergency Act. As specified by U.S. Code Title 50, Chapter 34, Subchapter II, Section 1621, the National Emergency Act allows that the president may declare a national emergency but requires that such proclamation "shall immediately be transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register."

A Congressional Research Service study notes that under the National Emergency Act, the president "may seize property, organize and control the means of production, seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute martial law, seize and control all transportation and communication, regulate the operation of private enterprise, restrict travel, and, in a variety of ways, control the lives of United States citizens."

The CRS study notes that the National Emergency Act sets up congress as a balance empowered to "modify, rescind, or render dormant such delegated emergency authority," if Congress believes the president has acted inappropriately.

NSPD-51/ HSPD-20 appears to supersede the National Emergency Act by creating the new position of National Continuity Coordinator without any specific act of Congress authorizing the position."

I am a Constitutionalist and a conservative. This kind of end run around Congress scares the hell out of me. We already have in place laws to insure continuity of government. One of FEMAs major areas of responsibility is continuity of government in case of catastrophic disaster. This executive directive uses Orwellian doublespeak to assure us that the suspension of Constitutional separation of powers will be used to preserve the Consitution. This kind of crap is why the second ammendment was ratified.

As Jefferson said,"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tryanny in government."

Anonymous said...

"The extraterrestials have already disabled more than one underground missile and have done other amazing things to frustrate some of these illegal government activities."

That's right man. There's a sharp increase of "Black Triangle" sightings all over the east coast this year. It's getting busy-busy up there, so something serious is up. Fan of The Paracast, about you?

X-er said...

The bill of rights isn't all of it. Don't forget most people haven't read the Constitution. It's not entirely our fault. Think of our crappy school system that is now more concerned with getting kids to pass a bubble test then to actually think. But then again, it is better for the government that way.

If you knew how things were supposed to be you would be really mad.

As an aside, I want to thank you Keith for some inspiration. A couple weeks back you had a post about the, 'Worst Generation'. (So a bit of a troll here sorry), But it stuck with me for awhile so now there is The Worst Generation Ever.

Hiram Mann said...

No man survives when freedom fails, The best men rot in filthy jails, And those who cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.

Anonymous said...

If sticking up for the Constitution and Bill of Rights is somehow "conservative", then color me conservative.

- a liberal friend

Stephen said...

"Amendment XI

George W Bush shall impose martial law at his discretion, for your protection of course."


Um, I think Amendment XI prevents states from being sued in federal court by individuals without a waiver of immunity.

Anonymous said...

The Founders believed that human right came from God or from man's nature, not from government. The constitution was supposed to be a statement of powers given by the people and the states to the federal government. At that time, many argued that putting in a statement of things that the federal government could not do was a very bad idea, and it has turned out to be exactly that. The so called Bill of Rights was meant to be simply an emphasis of major rights that the new federal government was not given the power to intere with. Instead, after some years went by, it became to be a list of rights granted by the glorious federal government to the people. The idea of rights has thus been turned inside-out and upside-down. The Bill of Rights was not needed because the federal government was never granted the power to destroy these rights...but now it is viewed as a granting of rights. It is impossible to list all the rights of the people, because they were supposed to have retained all their rights except what the federal government was granted to do...but today it has become exactly the opposite and if we can't find a right somehow hidden in the Bill or Rights, well, we just don't have it! We either need to go back to the "original intent" which is not just contained in the few lousy words of the constitution but also in all that was written and spoken about it by the founders in many thousands of articles...or better yet, ditch the constituion and go back to the much better Articles of Confederation. The constitutional convention was just suppose to do some patching to those to fix some problems...instead we got the constitution with its dangerous federal court system. Of course, no scrap of paper can preserve rights. This requires an intelligent and education population. Our citizens have been completely dumbed-down by government controlled education. We need to forbid government from having anything to do with education. Government at all levels forbidden from having anything at all to do with education at all levels.

Anonymous said...

anon said: he democrats that let them get away with it.

why are AMERICANs to expect the Dems to do something, WE ARE AMERICANS, yet we go hame every night and watch tv or play with out ipods.

look the the mexicans, out in OUR streets demanding rights, look at the venezualians after the TV station was taken off the air, they were in the streets.

we are too lazy and to apathetic to anything as long as we are fed corn syrup and chineese goods.

Anonymous said...

inthe Bush martial Law directive, it says" organize and control the means of production, seize commodities, "

SEIZE COMMODITIES !! they will take you gold!!

4july76 said...

The truly sad fact is most Americans think those rights are granted to them by the Federal government. Like a candy treat handed out to little children. Liberals, the good Humanists and Marxists they are, refuse to teach the concept in our schools because of that word "Creator". Conservatives don't give it much thought either, so they share the blame.

Both conveniently ignore that part of The Declaration that speaks to unalienable rights. How many Americans can even define that word?

Peahippo said...

Yeah, and millions upon millions of you f*cking yuppies so thoroughly hate the right to keep and bear arms that we STILL have total gun bans in several cities in America. Why don't you urbanites just secede from the union? You 'tards can't be bothered to acknowledge and obey Constitutional law in the first place.

Once the Dems get back the White House, they'll go back to the same gun-grabbing tricks. Neither party respects the US Constitution, and it all comes down to corporations, real wealthy, and of course their hordes of dupes known as YUPPIES. All those people and organization are the ones perfectly willing to toss all of America into slavery ... just so the minority can live in $1M condos, watch "Flip this House" (i.e. more fraud) on A&E, and get paid to push slavery paperwork around in air-conditioned corporate offices.

(And the Dems still wonder why we real Progressives vote 3rd party. Sheesh.)

Anonymous said...

So what are the examples of Bush violating this?

Habeas Corpus? That is one guy, Jose Padilla. Did you know Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus? But he was great though, right?

Woodrow Wilson locked a war opponent in JAIL for 10 years...even after WWI was over, this slob was in jail. He opposed the war..that's it. But Woodrow Wilson is great, Bush is a terrorist. Is Cindy Sheehan in jail? Michael Moore? Rosie O'Dumbass?

Gitmo? Really? Does Bush put random detractors, Michael Moore types in there? No? Taliban and related ilk. Where does it say in the constitution that the Taliban have rights in there? What about German POWs during WWII, were they illegal too? Were they given a proper civilian trial? Then FDR is a terrorist, right??

He intercepts phone calls? Of everyone? Really? How about only if they are originated outside the country by known terrorist calling into the country. If that had been inplace pre 9/11, they would have caught them making their plans. Again, are foreign terrorists protected in the Bill of Rights?

I know, I know, 9/11 was an inside job, but of course.

First they came for the terrorists...and I said nothing, because I was not a terrorist! Next thing they'll be locking up everyone!

Roccman said...

"I know, I know, 9/11 was an inside job, but of course."

Honey!!!! Git my flag!!!!

9-11 got out agin!!!!

Phineous said...

"It's just a goddamned piece of paper!

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Thanks for posting this Keith. It's good for people to see and read each instead of seeing the Document as an abstract relic not relevant in their lives today.

This is what our Founding Fathers literally risked their necks for, and yet today we give away these freedoms, these rights as if we no longer need them because the govt. will take care of everything.

Ron Paul is our best hope for returning this great Republic to it's Constitutional Heritage and the true rule of law.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Batman said...
Habeas corpus

Without it you're no better than the Taliban, Saddam, or Mugabe (not to mention Hitler or Stalin).

This is so huge an issue, that is getting SO little coverage. `Scares the sh1t out of me.

Holy shit Batman, should I warm up the Batmobile? Seriously, I'm right there with ya, but I couldn't resist with your moniker.

Andrew Hac said...

To those of you FAT-ASS White Trash out there whom voted for Dubya in 2004's, well, you made your bed, now you will sleep on it along with the fleas and the lices.

Anonymous said...

This article is really really entertaining. If you read through the rest of the Ammendments in the Bill of Rights (Not just the part that the original poster decided to bold), you discover that these have not been violated by this administration.

Trial by jury: Only stated to be preserved in cases of common law, and I don't see the administration getting too involved in that.

That is just one example. I don't really have to mucch interest to point everything out to you people. Go on believing what you want. I guess that is one thing this "Evil Dictator" of a president can't violate huh?

I would also like to point out a couple things about the Bill of Rights. I agree that it is incredibly disheartening that so few of Americans know their history. But what alot of people don't know, or at least don't care to think about, is that the writers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights intended these documets to be living documents. They intended them to change and adapt with the times. That is one thing that so many Americans start screaming about.

I had a good laugh while reading your article and I relly do thank you for that!