The 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 the ...

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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.

FREE SPEECH: We find that technology has given the government an excuse to
interfere ...

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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 this document ...

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