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Bill of Rights Pared Down to Six (SATIRE)

Discussion in 'Legal' started by benEzra, Dec 29, 2005.

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  1. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

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    (from the Onion)

    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/27610/print

     
  2. Mumbles_45

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    F:cuss:g Onion
     
  3. Thefabulousfink

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    Before anyone blows their top, this article is from THE ONION, and is a work of satire.


    Just thought I'd point that out incase someone read the article w/o checking the link.

    P.S. Do we really NEED all those pesky amendments?:rolleyes:
     
  4. armoredman

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    The Onion has some good satire, but the statement by a Congressman about not understanding the Ninth, (or the Tenth, for that matter), Amendments, we'll that may be fictional, but thier actions certainly support that theory!
    Nice they fictionally left the 2A alone.
     
  5. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

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    I thought the fictional attitude toward the 4th Amendment was frighteningly close to the truth...
     
  6. Sergeant Bob

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    Too late!
     
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    I know the article is supposed to be funny, but it sounds to me to be exactly what is happening, in substance if not in form.

    I think the only reason that the Republicans* at least say that they are pro-RKBA and 2A is that they assume that they have us all outgunned anyway and they don't want to stir up their traditional supporters. :uhoh:


    * Allowing of course that there are at least some from both major parties who actually philosphically support RKBA.
     
  8. Lobotomy Boy

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    Given that this is satire, one can assume that the authors more or less wrote a plan that is diametrically opposed to their true beliefs. In other words, the Second Amendment is the one Amendment they wouldn't mind striking.

    I've got people on the left of me trying to remove the Second Amendment, and people on the right trying to strike the First and Fourth. From here in the middle it appears I have need of all ten of them.
     
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    If one were to delete "The Onion" from the top of the article, and replace it with the title of a "serious" publication, this statement would be 100% believable.
     
  10. Skeptic

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    Too funny....

    Those pesky ammendments just get in the way..
     
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    +1:cuss: :fire: :barf: :banghead: :uhoh: :mad:

    Lobotomy boy fair warning I'm "borrowing" your line

    "I've got people on the left of me trying to remove the Second Amendment, and people on the right trying to strike the First and Fourth. From here in the middle it appears I have need of all ten of them"

    It sorta sums up my viewpoint as well, thank you

    NukemJim
     
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    This would be funny.... if it were not so true. This is actually more scary than funny.
     
  13. AZRickD

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    "People on *the right* trying to take away the First Amendment..."

    The First Amendment has many clauses. It is all-encompassing enough to be a target by both the left and the right. Just ask the ACLU.

    Rick
     
  14. Lobotomy Boy

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    Very true. I personally experienced the most vociferous attempts to curtail my First Amendment rights from radical leftist professors in the 1980s.
     
  15. AZRickD

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    That would be in-class shunning specifically was well as "campus speech codes" in general. Politically Correct speech was born in communist China but found manure for its seeds in American universities.

    It was commonly said, "when they take away the 2nd amendment, the rest will quickly fall." It turns out that our usurpers are equal-opportunity opportunists. They'll take what they can get when they can get it. The right has some rights they want to protect and those they want to curtail. The left has some rights they want to protect and some they want to curtail.

    But for a few examples, they seem to be better at curtailing than protecting.

    Rick
     
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    Every time I hear an administrator intruct me on being "politically correct", I ask them why they parrot a communist phrase. Irritatates them every time....I don't care anymore about causing waves, as they changed the pronotional process, and I won't be able to do it again for several years now.
     
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