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    WASHINGTON—In a landmark decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled to uphold the Bill of Rights, the very tenets upon which American society is based. "After carefully considering the relevance of the 10 inviolable rights that comprise the ideological foundation on which our nation is built, the court finds that these basic freedoms remain important for the time being, and should not be overturned," read the majority opinion authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who cast the tie-breaking vote. "Until such time as it can be definitively proven that citizens no longer require the protections provided by the Bill of Rights, it shall remain the principal legal guidance for the United States of America." The Supreme Court's latest decision comes on the heels of last month's 6-3 ruling to abolish the pursuit of happiness from the three inalienable rights guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence.



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    The socialist and communist in this country will not stop until they shread that document.




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    Before anyone goes running of to that liberal website, Snopes, to debunk this, its satire.
    The difference between a Socialist and a Communist is that the Socialist doesn't have all the guns yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Before anyone goes running of to that liberal website, Snopes, to debunk this, its satire.
    Indeed. Today is Veteran's day observed. You think any government office would be active today? Nice post....I guess it belongs in humor now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Before anyone goes running of to that liberal website, Snopes, to debunk this, its satire.
    Fork you . I had no choice.
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    I put it here instead of Jokes because its too darned close to what is happening in my country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    I put it here instead of Jokes because its too darned close to what is happening in my country.
    Oh I know. That is why I LMFAO in your other thread.
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    All of this while we still have a republican president who has been in office for eight years. Maybe you should wonder how this made it to the Supreme Court.

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    Yes, it's satire- that's what the onion does.

    On a serious note, I've been thinking more and more about the bill of rights and the constitution, (in case no one noticed, lol). I've come to the conclusion that those in power who are intent on ruling over us have figured out that they don't NEED to amend the constitution. They've figured out that if they just ignore it, almost nobody takes them to task over it. Those that do are simply labeled conspiracy theory nuts, and get shunted off to irrelevance-land.

    Take the fifth amendment for example: this guarantees the right to not be compelled to testify against yourself. It is the basis for the "right to remain silent" in the Miranda reading that you hear so often on cop shows. Police and prosecutors have LONG been ignoring it, using techniques very close to torture to extract confessions from suspects. How do they even know the person committed the crime, I wonder? They generally DON'T have actual evidence that they are guilty, or they wouldn't bother with putting so much effort into extracting the confession. Note that it's not just confessions; even if they don't confess, what's said in an interview can be used to help with circumstantial evidence (evidence that has no basis in physical science). 5th amendment protections have been able to get many of these illegally obtained confessions and statements banned from the courtroom- as well they should. If a suspect is not informed of their 5th amendment right, or if their request for legal representation is ignored, then anything obtained in the interview is inadmissible in court. Oh but NOW they have found a way to get around that little inconvenient right. KNOWING there is NO WAY they will be able to get an interview admitted as evidence, they release a video recording of it to the press, so that potential jurors will see it, anyway.

    It is extremely true folks: an un-exercised right is a LOST right. Police and prosecutors are not interested in justice, only in arrests and convictions. When they first survey a crime scene, they will decide what they think happened, and the entire investigation will then go off of that premise. If they can find or manufacture enough evidence, or extract a confession out of someone who doesn't really understand their rights, they will get a conviction. If they can't, there will be no conviction of anyone, because they will not be looking for anyone else, nor looking to disprove their theory. They decide what happened, then try to piece together a case that fits.

    I am not anti law enforcement. The police are just doing their jobs they way they have been trained to do them. I doubt very many have ever even considered the moral implications of using subterfuge or intimidation in an attempt to get someone to freely give up their rights, which so many brave Americans have fought for and died to protect. It's not the cops that I blame, it is the system that trains them. I bet if you asked most cops WHY they can't search someone's car without either a warrant or their permission, they'd say, "because that's the rules" or something similar. I doubt seriously they have ever been instructed that the 4th amendment is the reason, or that by conducting that search they are violating a fundamental constitutional right- they just know that the results of the search will be thrown out, and the suspect will get off on a "technicality". This is the constitution, the bill of rights we are talking about here! THAT'S the reason people give their lives in defense of their country: it's not because of the land, or the government, or even the flag: the flag is just a symbol. Countless brave Americans have given their lives to protect the ideals of Freedom and Liberty; they've given their lives to protect what America STANDS FOR- or at least used to stand for, and yet there are many out there that are trying to by-pass those liberties because they are inconvenient, and because they make it harder to get convictions. Well damn it, they are SUPPOSED TO! That's why they were put in the constitution in the first place!

    Sorry to babble, but I see my country being conquered before my very eyes, and it's being done without even firing a single shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claptonhead View Post
    All of this while we still have a republican president who has been in office for eight years. Maybe you should wonder how this made it to the Supreme Court.
    Once again, wow.
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