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6/22/2005

Boo Barrow!!!

Filed under: — Jaime @ 6:18 pm

Shame on you Representative Barrow for voting in favor of the flag burning amendment.

Let’s recite together shall we?

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.

What part of Congress shall make no law do you not freaking get here, Mr. Barrow?

You and your fellow representatives are merely wasting our time when you could have been doing something constructive like shaking babies and kissing old hands. The prevailing case law, Texas v. Johnson, has already held that flag burning is protected speech. If this passes the Senate, it WILL go to the Supreme Court and it WILL be struck down. All of which could have been prevented by not voting to infringe upon the rights of Americans in the first place. The Constitution and its amendments are to define the limits of federal authority, not to enact criminal code. It’s apparent to me that it’s been quite a long time since you’ve read that document, serves as better toilet paper does it?

I doubt I will bother contacting Chambliss or Isaakson over this. They are such well-known GOP lapdogs my complaints will be ignored.

Personally, I have never burned a flag, and until now, have never been tempted to. Anyone got a match?

House One Minute Speeches

Filed under: — Jaime @ 7:40 am

Here are some highlights from yesterday’s House of Representatives One Minute Speeches:

I think we oughta get mo in-fo.
Ted Poe (R-TX) on ‘possible’ abuse allegations at Guantanamo. You may have to read it out loud in a Texas twang to fully appreciate it.

It’s not Pol Pot at Gitmo, it’s pot roast!
-Tom Rice (R-GA). I love this one. Who knew our reps were comedians, too?

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