Bill Of Rights


How many rights do you have? You should check, because it might not be
as many today as it was a few years ago, or even a few months ago. Some
people I talk to are not concerned that police will execute a search
warrant without knocking or that they set up roadblocks and stop and
interrogate innocent citizens. They do not regard these as great
infringements on their rights. But when you put current events together,
there is information that may be surprising to people who have not yet been
concerned: The amount of the Bill of Rights that is under attack is
alarming.

Let's take a look at the Bill of Rights and see which aspects are
being pushed on or threatened. The point here is not ...

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that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor
should they be considered patriots." Bush has not retracted, commented on,
or clarified this statement, in spite of requests to do so. According to
Bush, this is one nation under God. And apparently if you are not within
Bush's religious beliefs, you are not a citizen. Federal, state, and local
governments also promote a particular religion (or, occasionally,
religions) by spending public money on religious displays.

FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION: Robert Newmeyer and Glenn Braunstein were jailed
in 1988 for refusing to stand in respect for a judge. Braunstein says the
tradition of rising in court started decades ago when judges entered
carrying Bibles. Since judges no longer carry Bibles, Braunstein says there
is no reason to stand -- and his Bible tells him to honor no other God. For
this religious practice, Newmeyer and Braunstein were jailed and are now
suing.

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not give you the same protections courts have extended to
printed news. The equipment used to publish Phrack, a worldwide electronic
magazine about phones and hacking, was confiscated after publishing a
document copied from a Bell South computer entitled "A Bell South Standard
Practice (BSP) 660-225-104SV Control Office Administration of Enhanced 911
Services for Special Services and Major Account Centers, March, 1988." All
of the information in this document was publicly available from Bell South
in other documents. The government has not alleged that the publisher of
Phrack, Craig Neidorf, was involved with or participated in the copying of
the document. Also, the person who copied ...

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