From: Danielle Ni Dhighe <[log in to unmask]>
> At 08:18 PM 12/4/99 , Neil McEwan wrote:
> >... because the so-called "rights" can be, and have been, overruled or
> >suspended by government fiat.
> At the end of the day, the Constitution is just ink on paper. The only
> amendment that's really important is the Second because it gives the
> citizens the tools to defend the other clauses.
Lord luv ya darlin'. Indeed, this is precisely why George, Thomas and James
made certain that provision was in the BoR. The trouble is that, like with
all laws, the law breakers get away with anything and everything unless
someone bellies up to the bar (of justice in this case) and calls them to
task for breakin' it. If the populace cowers, then no law or provision of
amendment will save them:
"It is a perplexing and unpleasant truth that when men already have
"something worth fighting for", they do not feel like fighting." --
Call it "Jones' Unending Legal Paradox": "If men are honest, laws are
unnecessary. Where men are dishonest, no law is effective."
Bruce L. Jones
The Desert Hostage
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere