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Director of Research for (aka: The Foundation Foundation). Formerly with Air America Radio Phoenix ("Froggy Went A Marchin..."). Sang the National Anthem at a rally in Phoenix with Cindy Sheehan. Loves: chocolate, flowers, perfume (my grandmother), great music, politics, and a whole-hearted appreciation of the truth (Are there really "conspiracy theories" or do we need more FOIAs?). Seeker of justice and agent for change.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

A New Constitutional Amendment?

Many of our dear senators are doing what? Raw Story reported today that members of Congress, specifically The Senate, are talking about a new Constitutional Amendment that would limit The President's powers during war time. Now, I'm all for this. However, there's a small problem here: we already have one. It's called our Fourth Amendment, and it's in The Bill of Rights. The text is as follows:

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,
papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by
Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and
the persons or things to be seized.

Do we really need a repeat performance? Doesn't this reek of something known as: Many members of Congress think we're stupid or willfully ignorant and this is just a HUGE waste of news space? Doesn't Congress have anything better to do?

Oh, that's right. Congress doesn't have anything better to do with their time, like, say... pass an economic bill of rights, draft a law against military industry profitting during war time, write and pass another law that bans voting machines, or... how about pass the Equal Rights Amendment? Hey, wait a minute.... This would mean that I could be drafted. Well, don't you gentlemen of sound mind already serving think this would be a good way to stop future unnecessary wars? Hmmm.... Or, you could just impeach the undeserving person in The Office and his cohorts in crime right now.... But maybe this is too much work for you? Aw... such a shame that you all have to work so hard. I'll give you some pity when you pay for a new G5 Apple computer system with dual monitors and an updated sound recording package for me. (Um... maybe I'll take the latter, but you still won't get the former. As Garfield would say, "DUH!")

If you really must know, my dear Senators, you would accomplish a lot more by following in the lead of the Arizona State Legislature and Representative Kyrsten Sinema in conjunction with and get monuments of The Bill of Rights on the grounds of every State Capitol in the nation, including Washington, D. C. Maybe then, when We The People are reminded of our rights across the board and on a consonant basis, we won't keep having these senators and representatives who are so willfully ignorant or poorly taught that they make it all the way to Congress this way and consistently break our own laws. After all, democracy and freedom are things we do not things we have.


Blogger Brookins08 said...

What about an amendment to Article two of the constitution? I am trying very hard to get myself out there but I am not sure how to accomplish this and with the article 2 obstacle in the way--
I won't give up just yet- I am working on my issues, positions,formulating speeches but I've had no one to push me but I truly beleive our country is in trouble morally and socially as to the fidelity of itds decisions. I do feel a duty to serve and set some precedents for others to follow. It seems their has not been much guidance from the whitehouse and people are just hungry for some direction - from a woman- not Hilary....She's too far deep into politics to see the desparate needs of the country.
If you have any outstanding ideas of how to change Article 2 and get elected ar the same time-please by all means let me know..I was thinking of an internet campaign somehow--I would love to hear your idea(s).
Heather Aitken Wilson-Brookins '08

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. video editing programs

5:07 AM  

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