Thursday, December 15, 2011

15 December, 2011: Today is Bill of Rights Day. It's the anniversary of the date on which the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, was ratified.
So raise a cheer: after 220 years, the Third Amendment's ban on quartering troops in private homes (except in time of war...) is being fully complied with by the government!
Unfortunately, as has been true for some time now, this is the only provision contained in the BoR with which the government is actually complying.
Of course, not a single provision of the BoR has ever been formally and legally repealed. Instead, it's been riddled with "exceptions" and defined out of existence. Virtually nobody cared last year. Do you think anyone cares this year?
Oh, just BTW, using the phrase "Bill of Rights" in your emails, blogs, or tweets will get your communications flagged and investigated by the secret federal government, since that makes you a "terrorist." Happy Bill of Rights Day!


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