by GEF @ 9:02 PM EDT
US Constitution says:
If it doesn’t work… Tear it Down..
Rage Against the Machine – Freedom!
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by GEF @ 8:32 PM EDT
“The very act of pulling a motorist over subjects him/her and their vehicle (at very least) to a visual search. This means if the motorist was pulled over without suspicion of violating a law, than (sic) they have been subjected to an unlawful search…,” wrote Warren Gregory.
POLICE STATE, USA
Travelers outraged by private research group’s request
Motorists in Colorado are expressing outrage over a weekend stunt in Gilpin County, about an hour’s drive west of Denver, where highway checkpoints were set up so a private organization could ask for samples of blood and saliva.
“I don’t think they’re authorized to do what they’re doing, and I view it as a gross violation of law-enforcement protocol,” Roberto Sequeira, 51, told reporters for the Denver Post.
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by GEF @ 7:32 PM EDT
In the wake of the ongoing Blackwater scandal, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) wants to have a frank discussion with Erik Prince, the company’s founder. His House oversight committee will hold a hearing on Blackwater on October 2. And it just won’t be a party if Prince doesn’t attend.
Waxman sent Prince a letter today requesting his appearance at the hearing. The little-seen Blackwater official probably won’t take kindly to Waxman’s intent to question “whether the specific conduct of your company has advanced or impeded U.S. efforts.”
anthony @ 18:20 BST
I do not know why I am choosing to circulate both a feed of noted celebrities reading the Declaration of Independence along with the text of it.
As I sat down the other night watching these actors reading our Declaration of Independence, a feeling of sorrow came over me since I feel we have lost our way as a country. In fact, I did cry feeling we have failed to live up to the spirit of this Declaration of Independence. Has our government become the tyrannical force that we as a country chose to sever ourselves from over two centuries ago? I do believe so.
In hearing this declaration read and reading its transcript, several passages do stick out. I believe many others will stick out as you familiarize yourself with the words coming from this country’s founders.
I believe this one best describes President George W. Bush:
“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”
Another passage jumps out at me and it best describes Blackwater:
“He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.”
It is my hope and I suspect the hope of many more that ‘we the people’ can renew this passage someday within our shared future, “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
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anthony @ 17:40 BST
Well, they tried. But that wasn’t good enough.
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) introduced S.AMDT.2022 to restore habeas corpus rights for detainees held by the U.S.
20 senators cosponsored it, including Democratic presidential candidates Clinton, Obama, and Dodd.
Yesterday, the roll call vote was taken.
Along with Specter, a handful of other Republicans voted in favor of habeas corpus. But the Republicans still had enough “Nay” votes to kill it, with help from Joe Lieberman.
>> See how your senators voted (and keep it in mind when they’re up for reelection).