Friday, July 24, 2009

Rerun time: December 15th, 2004


So, I don't know... Read the Bill of Rights aloud to someone you love.

Addendum: Things To Do Today

1. Worship, speak, publish, assemble as you wish. Petition the government.

2. Bear arms. (A sword or knife would be fine, if you hate guns. Or bare arms.)

3. Refuse to quarter a soldier in your home.

4. Rebuff an unwaranted search.

5. Don't let anyone execute you, especially not twice, and for God's sake, don't help them do it by testifying against yourself! Insist on a trial. Get payment for that car they seized.

6. Make sure your arrest and trial follows all the prescriptions of the 6th Amendment.

7. Insist on a jury trial of your civil case.

8. Watch out for that excessive bail and fine, and make sure you're not cruelly nor unusually punished.

9. Assert other rights you retain.

10. Take back your power from the government.

Probably my best original work.


LibertyBob said...

And a happy one to you too!

I managed to do all but the Second one. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get my militia regulated.

I tried to make up for it by reminding people of the little ribbon held by the eagle on the Iowa flag, or more correctly, the text on said ribbon. "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain." That sounds a bit Tenth Amendmenty.

Al said...

That's a great line. Right up there with "Live Free or Die." Ours only says "Forward" or some damn thing like that. And "L'Etoile du Nord."

The Wisconsin flag says, "Onward." On out of Wisconsin? A message for immigrants, no doubt. I took their advice.

You seem to be my only remaining friend, Bob. Apparently the only religion I can take seriously these days is Asatru.