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Their Constitution vs. Ours…

I got a chuckle out of the Republican recitation of the Constitution last week in Congress (they even allowed some Dems to participate).

In the never-ceasing hypocrisy of conservative profiteers to double-speak a sepulchered version of history, they performed another act in their quest to propagandize We the People into believing their lies.

Their crude gambit?  The “Constitution as a sacred document as it was originally written” (as they oft-refer to the King James Version of the Bible as well) by the near-deified Founding Fathers (most of whom were Deists, not Christians). more…

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The U.S. COURTporation…

Maybe everyone should do a little time.  Getting a healthy taste of the Emperor without his clothes on should certainly be a prerequisite to some of the power professions, especially law, gov’t service, and politics.

The 5-Headed Hydra...

Prisoners, as the largest growth industry in America (being obviously the preferred form of social control), definitely have the experiential edge over most people.  When one steps back and looks around—something the prison experience forces you to do—we can witness how the ideals are stripped from the state carcass. more…

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Gun Control & The Supreme Court…

The US Supreme Court ruled today in a second decision in as many years regarding gun control.  Arguments over the 2nd Amendment involved the distinction between “a well regulated militia,” and the constitutional right of individuals to bear arms.

The Court ruled in favor of individual rights.  Clearly, an analysis of early constitutional intent demonstrates that the Court holds that the well-spring to any “militia” is the individual. more…

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Miranda & Freedom…

Holder Backs a Miranda Limit for Terror Suspects  By CHARLIE SAVAGE (NYT)  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. proposed carving a broad new exception to Miranda rights as he asserted that the Times Square bomb suspect trained in Pakistan.    ###end of link###

The U.S. Attorney General need not concern himself with the Miranda rights of  terror suspects.  On June 3rd, in a 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court all but nullified one’s being informed of such a right. more…

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Death Penalty & Justice…

A most extraordinary thing happened on the way to the Forum…ahhh, the Court that is, the US Supreme Court.  For the first time in more than 50 years (last summer), the Court granted a writ of habeas corpus to an inmate on death row to enable his return to a Georgia court for re-hearing.  He is scheduled before that court today, Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010.

DNA Exonerations...

DNA Exonerations...

Troy Anthony Davis, was convicted of killing a cop in 1989 in Savannah, Georgia.  While sitting on death row for the past 20 years, 7 of the 9 eyewitnesses have recanted their testimony.  more…