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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 02:11 PM
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The Bill of Rights with hyperlinks to Bush's unconstitutional acts
Below is the Bill of Rights provided with hyperlinks to specific instances in which the Bush administration violated their oath of office for each of the rights described. Please post any that you would add.

The 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 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.

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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 02:17 PM
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1. wouldn't VII be gone too
if we're detained without trial?
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 02:23 PM
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2. Article VI of the Constitution
Edited on Thu Oct-19-06 02:24 PM by LSK
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

http://www.genevaconventions.org /

http://www.un.org/aboutun/charter/
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 02:27 PM
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4. K&R
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 02:24 PM
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3. Best post of the day. K & R!
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 02:32 PM
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5. Most excellent! K&R
Excellent presentation on a horrifying topic.
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 02:42 PM
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6. K&R n/t
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Homer Wells Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 02:48 PM
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7. WOW!!!!
Just WOW!

This post is so mind-blowing.
It totally makes a mockery of the Oath * took to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America

To Bush Co, it really has become just a "goddamn piece of paper"

:wtf: :wow: :wow:
:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:

K&R!!
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ryanus Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 02:53 PM
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8. I applaud the effort, but this is not very good
There are lots of bills and laws that violate what's in the Bill of Rights and the Constituion. This shows some, and the ones chosen are sometimes just to news items about what Bush wants to do, or a news article about a particular infraction (like the free speech zone). And there's not any explanation of how the law (or intended law) violates the principle in the BoR, or what is codified and what has later been determined by the courts as being unconstitutional.

I don't want to sound like I'm just criticizing. I guess this is better than nothing. But it's all much worse than this. Plus the 2nd doesn't have links to any infraction by Bush. Hello weapons bans? I guess this list has only infractions by Bush that the author doesn't like, rather than all infractions by Bush. Nothing about trial by jury either. Lacking.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 03:08 PM
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10. Go nuts bud. He asks for improvements in his OP. nt
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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 03:05 PM
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9. Impeachment IS Our Positive Agenda!
Edited on Thu Oct-19-06 03:09 PM by pat_k
Each and every violation comes back to their treasonous claim to absolute power.

For every abuse, national and international, they hide behind the fig leaf of Bush as urinary(1) authoritarian executive; the fascist fantasy that as long as they claim they are acting to "defend" us, they can usurp our collective sovereignty, amass ever more Unconstitutional power, violate our laws, commit international crime in our name, and destroy our institutions to serve themselves.

Every time Bush, Cheney or their minions invoke urinary authoritarian power as their get out of jail free card, they declare themselves traitors. This high crime subsumes all others. It is all we need to force them from power tomorrow.

Their many immoral atrocities -- rule by signing statement, torture Gulags, terroristic threats of Mushroom Clouds,(2) criminal war of aggression, massive program of spying on us without warrant or legitimate authorization, forcing the War Criminals Protection Act down our throats, suspending Habeus, on and on -- prove they recognize NO limits on their power.

Our common contract, the Constitution, is in breach.

Members of Congress are sworn to protect the Constitution from such destruction from within. Impeachment is the weapon we gave them to fulfill their oath.

The oath is an individual oath. Each member who fails to take up the fight for impeachment (even if they think it will be a charge of the light brigade) is betraying their oath. They are betraying the nation.

The enormous and growing alarm and outrage within the citizenry has been given no voice. Until the men and women we elected to SERVE as Our Voice speak the truth, accuse Bush and Cheney of their crimes, and take up the fight for impeachment and removal, the outraged within the electorate will seethe in frustration and silence believing they are alone in a world gone mad.

We know what we must do. Impeachment IS Our Positive Agenda.


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(1) Pissing on the constitution.

(2) They TERRORIZED the American people with the most colossal bomb threat in history (mushroom clouds in 45 minutes). "They terrorized us" is something I'd like to see forced into the echo chamber. Lying is too tepid a label for their acts, "Cherry picking" a mealy-mouthed nothing. They terrorized us. They committed treason.

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