Friday, December 14, 2012

Our Bill of Rights – Update 2012

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By Terry Orr

Last year’s article we focused on the basic – who, what, where and when if you will.  This year’s focus will be on those individuals, organizations and government entities that have, are and planning to infringe or skirted the intent of the Bill of Rights.

Most American citizens have their favorite or special Bill of Rights they would fight to protect. I personally believe that these collectively the foundation to our Nation and are essential core values of America.
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Research on Infringement of the bill of rights on Google resulted in three interesting articles:
  • Bush's War on the Bill of Rights by Anthony Gregory; 
  • Infringements upon the Constitution… a Criminal Act by A.O. Kime; and
  • R.I.P. Bill of Rights 1789 – 2011 by Mark Adams

Here’s an excerpt from Anthony Gregory’s article:
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.

George W. Bush has shown an outright hostility to freedom of speech. In the name of combating "indecency," the FCC under Bush has raised its punitive fines to outrageous new levels, wasted money on an "investigation" of Janet Jackson's breast, and pressured Clear Channel to drop the Howard Stern Show. Bush has applied and maintained draconian restrictions on the press in Iraq, even forbidding the photography of flag-draped caskets returning home.

Here’s an excerpt from A.O. Kime’s article:

The American apocalypse

Infringements upon the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights - or even the attempts - are clearly criminal acts. In terms of the long-lasting negative effects, successful degradations can easily be proven far worse than the consequences from a major military attack such as against Pearl Harbor or the World Trade Center. It is the equivalent to high treason and those legislators responsible should be imprisoned.

Undermining the Constitution

While attempting to undermine one’s own government (in the various ways) is commonly considered treason worldwide, attempting to undermine a constitution should be no less a crime. While some countries do consider it treason (i.e., Germany, Ireland) it must be through acts of violence. Except, one doesn’t necessarily have to resort to violence to undermine a constitution. Certainly not legislators and certainly not the ‘freehand bureaucrats’ who devise the regulations.

The aspects of treason

Every vote cast for a law or provision later deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court should be (and must be) legally quantified as treason. Likewise applicable to regulations and those who wrote them. While any real American would agree - those true patriots who know what our forefathers fought for - the most fervent voices come from our fallen warriors… those who gave their lives to protect this way of life. Nothing else explains why the word ’traitor’ blows in the wind.
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Spineless guardians

Currently only the Supreme Court stands between us and tyranny… but its faults equates to long-lasting and reverberating faults. While Obama was right in accusing the Supreme Court justices of “political activism” but gone unmentioned was that it is those on the left - those he and Bill Clinton appointed - who are the most guilty. That liberals are the most guilty appears historically true as well.

But, whether liberal or conservative, to rule along contrary party-lines is the equivalent to spitting on the graves of our fallen soldiers. Moreover, it is a national disgrace. Since surely the justices know this is destroying the Supreme Court as an honorable and dependable institution - but nonetheless do it anyway - then it means they are letting agendas be the trump card.

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Here’s an excerpt from Mark Adams’ article:

One of the most extraordinary documents in human history -- the Bill of Rights -- has come to an end under President Barack Obama. Derived from sacred principles of natural law, the Bill of Rights has come to a sudden and catastrophic end with the President's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a law that grants the U.S. military the "legal" right to conduct secret kidnappings of U.S. citizens, followed by indefinite detention, interrogation, torture and even murder. This is all conducted completely outside the protection of law, with no jury, no trial, no legal representation and not even any requirement that the government produce evidence against the accused. It is a system of outright government tyranny against the American people, and it effectively nullifies the Bill of Rights.

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Our friend about is not smiling and for good cause – he knows America in heading down the wrong road that will destroy this great democratic republic by the few special interest and greedy.

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