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Consolation

April 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Brian Beutler writes:

So, by my count, the White House has, at various times, determined that the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments are unacceptable impediments to its violation of the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments, and, as such, chosen to wish them out of existence as if they were minor headaches like congressional subpoenas or the national debt. Half of the bill of rights. Pretty neat trick, no?

Fear not, however: I’m pretty sure the Third Amendment is safe. The administration needs a clean patch to hold on to while it wipes its ass with the rest, after all.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Greg N. // Apr 4, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I can tolerate a good amount of government abuse (probably much more than a randomly chosen libertarian), and I readily grant that there’s something irksome about the administration’s cavalier attitude toward violations of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments.

    But there’s one thing I just can’t take.

    If President Bush suspends my right to a trial by jury in suits at common law where the value in controversy shall exceed $20, I’ll lead the revolution myself.

  • 2 Travis // Apr 4, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    You’re living in a fantasy world Sanchez! Its only a matter of time before troops are quartered in your apartment!

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