succumbing to peer pressure

Monday, September 17, 2007

Happy Constitution Day!
(oops. almost forgot)

Two hundred and twenty years ago today, 30 men put their lives, and their honor, on the line to sign one very important piece of paper. Did you know that there's a federal law requiring all high schools, colleges, and universities that receive federal dollars to celebrate this day? I have no memory of any activities, ever, at my high school. Anyone else?

Meanwhile, love it while you got it. And while you're at it, re-read the Bill of Rights. Personally, I've always been a fan of that pesky fourth amendment - "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." Though I'd say six has been taking a beating lately too - "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."


Blogger Sudiptya said...

Happy constitution day to you too! (Even if I *am* a bit late!)

6:06 AM  

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