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6.08.2004

Wired News: Cities Say No to the Patriot Act

Wired News: Cities Say No to the Patriot Act

Every once in a while you see something which makes you happy to be an American. This is one of those things. What can possibly be more American than a bunch of towns around the country independently saying that the Federal Government isn't abiding its own Constitution and they will not support or help the Feds in enforcing the Patriot Act.

I don't want to make this into a political blog, but damn it, Dubya has done more to harm this country than any number of terrorists flying any number of planes into any number of buildings. If we don't have the Bill of Rights, then what do we have?

The 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States state:

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.


These two Amendments, comprising fully one-fifth of the Bill of Rights, are being completely ignored by the Federal Government. This doesn't even being to include the gross violations that have happened to the 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendments.
|| Kelly O'Connor, 12:28 PM

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