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A Pictorial Commentary on the first Line in Bush's Inaugural Speech

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A Pictorial Commentary on the first Line in Bush's Inaugural Speech

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" . . . on this day prescribed by law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate the durable wisdom of our Constitution and recall the deep commitments that unite our country."
Let us consider the durable vision of our Constitution and the commitments that unite us as Americans, viz., the Bill of Rights. And let us ask whether Bush's first term left it intact:

Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,



or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

or abridging the freedom of speech,



or of the press;



or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,



and to petition the government for a redress of grievances . . .

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.



Amendment V: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.



Amendment VI: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense . . .




Amendment VIII: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.






Bush has sworn an oath to uphold the US Constitution.

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Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
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4 more years. Yee-frickin'-haw!
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hey Seles why did your people allow Thomas Sankara to be killed. At least with Bush we will ensure that your thuggish rulers are overthrown. We will bring more democracy to Africa. We will also convert the infidels to our values of freedom. Allah akbar!
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Do click on the pictures. The associated articles are quite good.

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